National Flight Centre Pilot Academy is authorised to provide an EASA approved modular ATPL (A) Theoretical Knowledge Course. The course is a distance-learning, self-study programme structured in three four-month modules comprising fourteen subjects in total with a total minimum study requirement of 675 hours, as per PART-FCL
The course follows an online learning management system designed and operated by our training partners, Padpilot. This learning management system utilises the latest iPad and iBooks technology created by Padpilot and progresses the student through the course covering all ATPL subjects.
A tutorial for the online system is free to view at www.padpilot.co.uk
How much will it cost?
The modular ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Course is provided by National Flight Centre at a cost of €2350 per student and includes;
- Jeppesen Student Pilot Route Manual.
- 12 months access to the ‘Padpilot’ Online Computer Learning Management System providing a learning structure and objectives for each subject.
- 12 months access to the ‘ATPL Online’ Question Bank.
- A.T.O. examinations in preparation for the sitting of each ATPL subject.
It is up to the student to purchase a suitable iPad, and obtain the required Manuals via iBooks. Information on this procedure will be provided before course commencement.
The initial cost of the ATPL Theory Course with NFC includes 12 months access to the Padpilot learning management system which is in line with our goal of having our students complete the course and successfully sit all 14 ATPL examinations within that time frame. (Further access to the system can be made available should the need arise and this matter should be discussed with Head of Training or ATPL Administration at NFC).
The course study modules are as follow;
|Module 1||Module 2||Module 3|
|Principles of Flight||General Navigation||Radio Navigation|
|Aircraft General Knowledge||Instrumentation||Meteorology|
|Operational Procedures||Performance||Flight Planning and Monitoring|
|Air Law||Mass and Balance||Human Performance and Limitation|
|IFR and VFR Comms (2)|
What do I need before Applying?
Before commencing an ATPL distance learning course with National Flight Centre, the prospective student will possess a valid ICAO Private Pilot’s Licence (PART-FCL requirement) and Class 1 Medical (NFC requirement), as well as a valid e-mail address and internet access.
Copies of PPL, Class 1 Medical, a recent passport type photograph and completed Student Application Form together with payment in full for the course must be furnished to NFC prior to course commencement. All documents may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org to be held on file and remain strictly confidential.
Please note: Results Disclosure Agreement must be signed by the student for submission to IAA at time of application to sit ATPL examinations in order that NFC may later access ATPL results.