You must hold an ICAO PPL Licence.
There are 13 subjects to pass at EASA level. Each stage is comprised of approximately 3 months of Distance Learning (average study time 15 hours per week), accompanied with web based training. A 4-day Ground School is at the end of each Stage (which comprises subject overviews and exam preparation) delivered virtually just prior to sitting each stage of UK CAA or EU EASA exams at a UK CAA or EU EASA examination centres (CATS Luton HQ or elsewhere).
This CATS dual-approved virtual course is a unique opportunity to complete the 13 UK and / or EASA ATPL theoretical knowledge exams including KSA in only nine months excluding study or exam breaks. Tried and tested over 20 years, the CATS pioneering 3-stage system is the perfect balance for airline candidates for the modern world.
Heli students undertake a separate course; also available via virtual distance Learning. For UK Military Personnel - we are ELCAS approved.
There are 13 subjects covered, grouped as follows:
Human Performance & Limitations
Principles of Flight
Mass & Balance
Aircraft General Knowledge
The distance learning course includes 18 months access to the pioneering feature-rich online CATS web-based training system in all course packages. Full-colour printed text books are an optional extra.
ATPL Distance Learning Groundschool Dates
Luton, LU2 8DL
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