How does Brexit affect your ATPL Exams?

All ATPL exams completed before 31 December 2020:

  • All ATPL exams completed before 31 December 2020 - Those who have completed all their ATPL exams with the UK CAA prior to the end of 2020 will need to have these verified (if they haven’t already) by an EASA state (the IAA are saying they will continue to do this until the end of this year). However, they will not be required to sit any further exams.
  • Those who have completed ALL their ATPL exams with an EASA state prior to the end of 2020 will need to have these verified by the UK CAA (more information will follow about how this can be done). However, they will not be required to sit any further exams.

Mid-way through your ATPL Theory?

Those who have part completed their ATPL exams with an EASA state will have to continue the remaining exams with the same state. Any that were passed prior to the end of 2020 will be recognised for licence issue by the UK CAA. Any EASA exams passed after the transition period will need to also be taken with the UK CAA. E.g. Bloggs passed 10 of his exams with Austro Control last year. He will need to take the remaining exams with Austro Control and the same exams also with the UK CAA.

Those who have part completed their ATPL exams with the UK CAA will have to continue the remaining exams with the UK CAA and sit ALL ATPL exams with an EASA state. E.g. Smith has passed 5 exams with the UK CAA last year. He will need to take the remaining exams with the UK CAA and all ATPL exams with an EASA state.

Multi-engine IR and CPL training and tests

Single Licence (UK CAA or EASA)
  • Only one CPL and IR skill test is required under preferred approval.
  • FTA’s price is as per the course package quoted at enrolment. See here for more information.
Dual Licence (UK CAA and EASA)
  • Two CPL skill tests are required, one for the EASA licence, and one for the UK CAA licence.
  • Two IR skill tests are required, one for the EASA licence, and one for the UK CAA licence.
  • You will need to hold an EASA class 1 medical and a UK CAA class 1 medical for both licence applications. In theory, those who held a medical and or licence issued by the UK CAA prior to the end of the transition period should be able to have it re-issued from 1st April 2021.
  • The extra cost of completing the dual licence route for modular students is £4950*. This includes the extra IR and CPL skill test and ATPL theoretical exams. 
  • Please note that the cost differentials are based on your personal circumstances, for example, when you completed your ATPL exams.

Renewals and revalidations 

Once your licences are issued, your rating issue/expiry dates will be the same on each licence. You will be able to revalidate/renew these ratings on both licences at the same time, provided you attend an ATO approved by UK CAA and EASA and complete the check with a dual qualified examiner.

Medicals should also be able to be revalidated at the same time but this will likely require a nominal admin fee payable to the AME.

Please note all prices quoted are approximate and include first attempt at each exam.

*Prices quote are correct at time of publishing (09/04/2021). Please click here to see our price list page for standard rates.