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ATP Program

ATP Program

For newly qualified and licensed commercial pilots looking to secure their first airline pilot job.

ATP Program

For newly qualified and licensed commercial pilots, achieving a first Airline Pilot role can be challenging and needs careful preparation and support. The L3 CTS ATP track gives you access to an incredible range of Co-Pilot opportunities.


Our ATP program is designed to select, train and prepare qualified professional pilots with a variety of flying experiences from EASA Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) and operators to become eligible for aircraft type rating training and Co-Pilot placement with one of our growing number of Airline Partners, including BA CityFlyer, easyJet, Flybe, Monarch and Thomas Cook Airlines.


Applicants will be invited to attend a selection day and enrol upon one of our world-renowned airline qualification courses suited to your previous flying experience. Our airline qualification courses have long been selected by newly qualified commercial pilots as their optimal training-of-choice to prepare them for their first airline role.

Airline Qualification Course

Our industry-renowned Airline Qualification Course is an advanced Multi-Crew Cooperation/Jet Orientation Course (MCC/JOC); an airline-focused bridging course designed to fully prepare you for Airline Pilot operations in a commercial, multi-crew environment.


Those with existing and proven MCC training to our approved standard have the opportunity to join a shorter AQC designed to complement their previous training and/or operational experience.


Following selection, we will invite you to enrol upon either the full AQC or a fast-track, reduced-cost course, reflecting your experience to date.


Those meeting the required standard on completion of training will be put forward for Co-Pilot placement opportunities with one of our Airline Partners. Please be aware that airlines have differing eligibility requirements, for example, for recency of training and standards achieved during all phases of flight training.

Key Features

  • Airline Qualification Course delivered on Boeing or Airbus simulators at L3 Commercial Training Solutions – Southampton, UK
  • Unrivaled airline placement opportunities* 
  • Airline Preparation Day – expert guidance on how to present your CV and prepare for airline selection 
  • Accommodation included for duration of the course
  • Potential access to funding subject to eligibility**
  • Simulator refresher option avialable


* Subject to meeting L3 CTS and Airline Placement Standards

** Terms & conditions apply


Funding required for AQC is £9360.


Funding required for shorter AQC routes will be at a reduced price, according to the training program on which you enrol.


Additional options

Simulator Refresher: For those who have taken a break in their training, L3 CTS recommends completing a refresher before enrolling on your course.


Simulator Refresher is not required to commence training; however, depending on your training history, the L3 selection team may recommend a refresher package to enhance your ability to finish the course to the required standard and unlock airline placement opportunities.


Optional refresher packages start at £150+VAT.


What's included

  • Self-catered accommodation for the duration of training


Additional fees

  • L3 Commercial Training Solutions selection fee
  • Initial Class 1 Medical and renewal fees
  • Medical, life and personal property insurances
  • English language testing (where applicable)
  • Food & living expenses
  • Travel to and from training centers


"I needed a MCC certificate - and wanted a job! I applied to the ATP Program as it also offered that ultimate goal: placement as a co-pilot with an airline. I finished the to the required standard for airline placement and secured my very first job as a co-pilot with easyJet. It has taken a lot of hard work and a lot of determination, but I wouldn't change a thing."

Emma H. - Senior First Officer, easyJet

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