Integrated pilot training with BCFT.


Duration: 16 months

  • Minimum 5 A-C GCSE grades or European equivalent
  • Class 1 medical
  • Pilot assessment pass
  • English language proficiency level 4
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Integrated Pilot Training

Our APA Integrated Pilot Training course takes students with little or no previous flying experience to a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) with a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) referred to as the ‘frozen’ ATPL. The course also includes an APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation) course which is required to proceed to Type Rating.

Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training centre is renowned in the aviation industry for our excellent and personal approach to airline pilot training. From your first contact with us, our aim is to provide you with a personalised pathway to becoming a first officer. This begins when you first visit, we do not run group interviews rather we meet each and every one of our students on a one-to-one basis. We believe pilot training is a very personal matter and endeavour to match our ambition to yours.

Our carefully considered course structure guarantees that our instructor to student ratio is optimised through each phase of training. This ensures one of the highest success rates in the UK, all within 17 months.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A*-C/9-6 passes. English, maths and science preferred. Any European equivalent or higher qualification is accepted.
  • 18 years or older
  • UK or EU passport holder (due to not holding the full tier 4 visa approval)
  • Pilot Aptitude Assessment completed at BCFT with a one-to-one interview
  • Class 1 Medical – initial centres can be found here and more detailed information on what to expect here.

Integrated ATPL Course

Key Characteristics:

  • Airline Focused training from day 1
  • Multi engine training completed in both the USA and UK
  • All flight training included within the cost
  • First time flight test fees included
  • Enjoy course start flexibility with 6 intakes each year
  • Accommodation at all training locations include within the cost
  • Flights and visa’s to Florida and Dublin included and organised for you
  • Competency Based MCC & JOC Training delivered on A320 & B737 Simulators

Course Structure:

Gaining your Frozen ATPL is the industry standard wherever you train. Our philosophy focuses on how you get to that point and your personal development on the way.


At the end of your training you will have gained 200 hours of flight and simulator training and obtained your frozen ATPL (A).

The cost of the course is £88,785 including VAT.

Everything that is included:

  • Accommodation at all training venues
  • All simulator and flight training required
  • Cost of first attempts at flying progress tests and Skills tests
  • All navigation equipment required including Flight Bag
  • All Uniform required for the course. Student to provide black shoes and trousers/skirt
  • All flights to and from the training venues

 The few things that aren't included:

  • Accommodation at Gatwick whilst taking ground examinations
  • Fees (currently £73 per exam) for the ground examinations paid directly to the CAA
  • Meals at any venue
  • Licence issue fees

The Next Step

Once type training has been completed, pilots can be employed as a First Officer with an airline. Graduate pilots with a ‘frozen’ ATPL are free to train on any aircraft type and to fly for any airline that will accept their national license. Most airlines will initially assign new First Officers to “short haul” fleets so they can build experience in the more demanding departure and approach phases of flight. Once an ATPL holder has gained 1,500 hours experience, the ATPL becomes ‘unfrozen’ and they are then eligible to be considered for promotion.

Please get in contact for more information or to arrange your personalised visit to BCFT

Entire course available in the UK if required.
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