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Example Course Outline

BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice

BSc (Hons) Professional Aviation Pilot Practice

Below details an example course outline of asessements – either as part of your ATPL syllabus or as additional assignments – that will contribute towards your degree.

Year One – Level 4

Completed during L3 Theoretical Knowledge Training


Assessed through the 14 CAA ATPL ground school exams, which are encapsulated in four degree modules. Students are also expected to keep an online learning journal to record and reflect on progress and to help prepare for Level 5.


Year Two – Level 5

Completed alongside Foundation Flight Training and Commercial and Instrument Flight Training

Assessed through four Middlesex University modules that focus on flight training through to issue of your Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with Instrument Rating. During your L3 Basic and Intermediate flight training phases you will also be required to produce:

  • Three 1,500-word reflective reports on your flying experiences
  • One larger portfolio and reflective commentary on learning gained from pilot training plus a 5 minute presentation

Year Three – Level 6

Completed once placed with an Airline Partner by our dedicate Graduate Placement team, alongside Airline Type-Specific Training and Line Flying


There are four work-based modules in the final year. Module assessments will be varied and dependant on the Airline Partner with which you are placed. The assessment will always be practice-based and agreed upon by Middlesex University and your airline employer.

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