See below for the complete list of pilot training programmes available at FTA Global. Whether you want to conduct your training full-time in less than two years, or one module at a time around work or studies, we have the solution for you. 

MPL Transfer/Conversion

We can offer bespoke training packages for students who are enrolled with another ATO and want to switch schools. 

The phases you will need to complete will depend on how much progress you have already made. We will look closely at your training record and identify the best, most cost effective solution to suit you. 

Click here to learn more about our MPL Transfer/Conversion options. 

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

Overview: Do you want to pilot a plane for private use, or as part of your Frozen ATPL training? The EASA-PPL allows unrestricted flying throughout Europe. It is the most flexible of the PPL options and is the preferred choice for commercial pilot students following the modular route.

Course breakdown:

  1. Ground school: multiple-choice examinations
  2. Total flying: 45 hours
  3. Dual flying: 25-35 hours
  4. Solo flying: 10 hours

Course requirements:

  • Current EASA class 2 medical certificate before first solo flight
  • Minimum age: 18
Course fee:
  • Piper PA28 - £13,015 including VAT (where applicable).
  • Diamond DA40 - £14,935 including VAT (where applicable). 

A deposit of £2,500 is required to secure your place.

The remaining basic course fees are then payable in equal monthly instalments over the first 6 months of training. Should any additional training/costs be incurred, these would be payable on a weekly basis.

Fee includes:

  • 45 flying hours *
  • Full instruction*
  • Fuel*
  • 30 landing fees (EGKA)
  • 20 touch & go (EGKA)
  • Training in both EFIS (Garmin 1000) and standard

* Additional hours required will be charged at the normal hourly rate.
Any medical, test and CAA fees incur an additional charge.

Read more about the Private Pilot's Licence course here.

Once you've completed your PPL you can continue your training at FTA by making the most of our new hour-building package. Click here for more information.

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) Ground School

ATPL Ground School Overview: Complete the ground school training required for commercial pilots at our dedicated ATPL Ground School Academy. FTA’s highly qualified and experienced instructors use the most up-to-date Padpilot electronic training materials which cover the latest EASA learning objectives.

Our ATPL Ground School is a full-time course and is the only one of its kind in the UK. We deliver our theoretical modules as blended-learning: it includes instructor-led tuition and self-study. 

Duration: 1005 hours / 36 weeks

Course breakdown:

Module One

  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Air Law
  • Communications

Module one is delivered over eight weeks with an additional four weeks for consolidation and exams. At the end of the module, students sit five exams at the CAA test centre (and EASA test centre if Dual Licence).

Module Two

  • Principles of Flight
  • Instrumentation
  • Performance
  • Flight Planning

Module two is delivered over eight weeks with an additional four weeks for consolidation and exams. At the end of the module, students sit four exams at the CAA test centre (and EASA test centre if Dual Licence).

Module Three

  • Operational Procedures
  • General Navigation
  • Radio Navigation
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Mass & Balance.

Module three is delivered over eight weeks with an additional four weeks for consolidation and exams. At the end of the module, students sit five exams at the CAA test centre (and EASA test centre if Dual Licence).

Course requirements:

  • ICAO Private Pilot's Licence (PPL)

Course fee:

  • ATPL Ground School: £9,950 (includes VAT)
    An initial payment of £5,000 is required for a course place to be booked. The remaining balance of £4,950 is due on or before the start date of the course. Any additional course fees incurred are invoiced in addition to the basic course fee and are due 3 weeks before an exam sitting.

Fee includes:

  • High instructor/student ratio
  • Full-time tuition (9 months)
  • Full set of Padpilot electronic training manuals and student route training manual.

Start dates:

The next available start dates for our full-time ATPL Ground School programme can be found here

For detailed information about FTA's ATPL Theory, please click here: an in-depth look at ATPL Theory

MEP Rating

Overview: Are you looking to qualify to fly an aircraft with more than one engine? If you are studying towards a Frozen ATPL, you will need to complete the MEP Rating course before taking the ME Instrument Rating (IR) course. We offer MEP Rating on the Diamond DA42 aircraft.

Duration: Six hours of dual flight time and a minimum of seven hours of theoretical studies, followed by a theory exam and a flight test.  This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the ME CPL and ME IR.

Course breakdown:

  • 2.5 hours dual flight time – completed under normal multi-engine operation conditions
  • 3.5 hours dual flight time – completed on engine failure and asymmetric flying
  • Minimum of seven hours of theoretical studies
  • Theory exam
  • Flight test
  • Instruction on the DA42 includes tuition on FADEC Garmin G1000 and EFIS systems.

Course requirements:

  • PPL
  • 70 hours PIC

Course fee:

  • MEP Rating – Diamond DA42 Twin Star: £3,845 inc VAT*

The initial payment of £1,500 is required for a course place to be booked.  Thereafter, the payments should be made to keep the account in credit.

Fee includes:

  • Theoretical studies
  • Six hours flying time
  • All landing and touch & go fees, as per course syllabus
* The one hour flight test and fees are not included.
Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME IR)

Overview: To fly aircraft under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) in controlled airspace, students at FTA complete our comprehensive EASA Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR) course. Taught in modern DA40 and DA42 aircraft, using complex systems including FMS, EFIS, GNSS and ADC, this course is the optimal preparation for the Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME-CPL).

Duration: Six to eight weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level.  This course can be taken full or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the MEP and ME CPL.

Course breakdown:

  • Precision and non-precision instrument approaches
  • Missed approach procedures
  • Standard instrument departures
  • Joining and flying an airways system
  • Standard instrument arrivals and emergency procedures under IFR conditions.

Course requirements:

  • EASA PPL or CPL with Night Rating
  • MEP Rating or MEP course completion
  • Current EASA class one medical certificate
  • Course pass for theoretical instruction as set out in the EASA-FCL

To pass their Instrument Rating, students must have:

  • 70 hours as pilot-in-command
  • 50 hours PIC cross-country flight time
  • A flight radiotelephony operator’s licence

Course fee:

  • £21,145 inc VAT

Fee includes:

  • 38* hours minimum of dual instruction in the ALSIM FNPTII flight simulator (based on EASA FCL amendment 7)
  • 2.75* hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA40
  • 17.25 hours minimum of dual instruction in the DA42
  • Instruction
  • Fuel and airport fees (as per course syllabus)
  • VAT

As well as being very competitively priced, we also offer a flexible, pay-as-you-go payment option for our ME-IR courses.

Please note:

  • Test and CAA fees are not included
  • * The above applies to PPL holders only. Students who already have a CPL complete 30 hours in the flight simulator and do not require instruction in the DA40
  • Additional hours and additional landings will be charged at our published rates
Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (ME CPL)

Overview: Gain your Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence with FTA. We provide full training on our Garmin G1000-equipped Diamond DA40 and DA42 Twin Star aircraft, coupled with a state-of-the-art and CAA-certified FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star simulator. If you are completing a Frozen ATPL course, we recommend taking your MEP Rating and ME-IR course before your ME-CPL.

Duration: Three to six weeks, depending on weather conditions and candidate skill level. This course can be taken full- or part-time and can be studied as a package along with the MEP and ME IR.

Course breakdown:

  • Flight planning
  • Operational procedures
  • General handling
  • Navigation
  • Radiotelephony
  • Instrument flight rules
  • Operation of complex multi-engine aircraft
  • Operation of FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control)
  • Operation of EFIS (Electronic Flight Instrument System)
  • Emergency procedures

Course requirements:

  • Valid ICAO PPL
  • Current EASA class 1 medical certificate
  • Minimum of 150 hours flight time*
  • Pass in all relevant ATPL/CPL theoretical exams, as set out in the EASA FCL
  • The minimum age for licence issue: 18 years
  • Night Rating requirements
  • MEP Rating
* As per recent European regulations, we recommend candidates have at least 180 hours, including a minimum of 100 hours as pilot-in-command before starting the course.

To pass their ME-CPL, students must have:

  • 20 hours of cross-country flight time
  • One of the cross-country flights must have been at least 300nm and included two full stop landings at two different aerodromes.

Course fee:

  •  £7,980 inc VAT (provided that either IR or Basic Instrument Flight Module (BIFM) certificate is held).

Fee includes:

  • 15 aircraft hours for ME-IR holders based on EASA FCL amendment 7*
  • 25 aircraft/simulator hours for non-ME-IR holders*
  • Instruction*
  • Fuel*
  • Airport fees, as per course syllabus*
  • VAT

Complete your MEP, ME IR and ME CPL training with us full time, and back to back (in the specified order) and pay just £32,685

Please note:
  • Test and CAA fees are not included
  • Additional hours and landings will be charged at the standard rate. 
Upset Recovery & Prevention Training (UPRT)

Student pilots need to complete UPRT training prior to commencing their first type rating for single-pilot high-performance complex aeroplanes, single-pilot aeroplanes in multi-pilot operations and multi-pilot aeroplanes.

Course breakdown:

  • The course is EASA Part FCL.745.A compliant
  • Delivered from FPT's modern facility at Brighton City Airport (fully licenced airport with a hard runway and IFR approaches)
  • Three training days split between the classroom and the aircraft
  • Eight hours of theoretical knowledge training, covering Loss of Control in Flight (LOC-I), Aerodynamics and Human Factors
  • Four flights delivered on the Slingsby Firefly T67M Mk2
  • Pre-course study material
  • Pre & post-flight briefings
  • Course completion certificate

Course fee: £1,600 (including VAT).

Click here for full information.

Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC/JOC)

Overview: Our training partners, Jet MASTERCLASS, deliver FTA's Multi-Crew Cooperation/Jet Orientation Course. The company specialises in assisting UK airlines with pilot recruitment and offers an unrivalled MCC/JOC and APS MCC course that focuses on helping students to develop the highest standards of manual raw data flying, pilot competencies and behaviours.

Duration: Ten days

Course breakdown:

  • Ten training days (typically scheduled Monday to Friday)

  • 20 hours of practical training (10 x PF, 10 x PM) on a B737-800W fixed-base FTD

  • 33 hours of theoretical training (MCC, JOC + airline readiness)

  • Printed training manual and progress tests

  • iPad use during the course

  • Gym access and shower facilities

  • Lounge, library, free WiFi



Course fee:

  • MCC/JOC: £4,195 Including VAT
  • APS MCC: £6,475 Including VAT

Start dates:
Our MCC/JOC courses run throughout the year contact us for more information.

Enhance your MCC/JOC with Jet MASTERCLASS' certified elitePILOT ™ or Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC).

The APS course seeks to develop a wider appreciation for jet aerodynamics and handling, management of complex non-normal situations and advanced airline scenarios. The 20 additional flying hours (including FFS) are designed to develop a pilot’s handling ability and flight deck management to the levels expected of a qualified line pilot.

To enquire about the MCC/APS please contact Jet MASTERCLASS direct:

Call: 0845 24 24 777 | email:


Flight instructor course (FIC)

Overview: This course will enable you to become a qualified flight instructor, upon successful completion you will be awarded a UK FI (A) restricted certificate.


IR Revalidation (Simulator) Package

Do you need to revalidate your Instrument Rating? 

If your last revalidation/renewal or initial skill test was performed in the aircraft, you can revalidate your ME-IR in a simulator.

We offer a three-hour revalidation package in our Alsim FNPTII Diamond DA42 Twin Star simulator for £790.

This package includes a 90 minutes refresher and 90 minutes exam. To check availability and book your course, please contact us. 

Hour Building

Do you need to complete your hour building so that you can progress on to the advanced stages of flight training?

With travel restrictions in mind we have put together the perfect hour building options so that you can continue with your flight training in the UK.

We offer packages of 20-hour blocks on both a PA28 and Diamond DA40. 

Full information about your hour building options at FTA Global are available here.

Combined MEP, ME IR and ME CPL 

If you have already completed all 14 ATPL Theory exams, you can still enrol on our multi-engine flight instruction package. 

More information about this MEP, ME IR and ME CPL course package can be found here.

Advanced Modular Package

If you have already started your pilot training and have a PPL and the required hours to start the CPL, then our advanced modular package is perfect for you. This training covers all the advanced instruction required for you to be ‘airline ready’ including a certified elitePILOT ™ Airline Readiness Programme. Please click here for full details.