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Overview Why study pilot practice with us Receive comprehensive helicopter training with our degree. We’ll give you the opportunity to get academic credit and qualifications based on your technical and practical flying training. We’ll also help you get plenty of early career practice, preparing you for the world of work. Our course is built around the principle of work-based learning. This means our modules have been designed to target the working and training practices of particular industries, sectors, and employers. All your daily learning as part of your regular training and practice will be assessed and recognised in an academic framework, eliminating unnecessary duplication. Our degree programme is the first of its kind in the UK to make it possible for you to gain a BSc Honours degree at the same time as you complete ‘ab initio’ helicopter pilot training. 'Ab initio' training refers to an airline sponsoring and mentoring a student from the start and throughout, hiring them once the student is type-rated and certified. Develop your practical skills with us The programme incorporates Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulated training, leading to the award of a commercial pilot’s licence (CPL(H)). The Honours level (Level 6) programme prepares you for employment through two different routes. The first route is the Flight Instruction (Helicopter) option while the second is Aircraft Specifics (Helicopter). Don’t worry - you won’t have to decide on your preferred path until third year and you’ll have plenty of advice. You’ll also develop plenty of transferable skills that many employers find desirable. These include working flexibly, communication, IT understanding, and many more. Since you can tailor the degree to best suit your interests, the skills you’ll gain will be highly relevant to future career prospects. This course is endorsed by the CAA. *Please note this course is subject to review.
Level 4 Initial Theoretical Aviation Knowledge (Helicopter) (20 credits) Introduction to Helicopter Flying (20 credits) Flight Operations (Helicopter) (40 credits) Aircraft and Air Environment (Helicopter) (40 credits) Total - 120 credits Level 5 Basic Flying 1 (Helicopter) (30 credits) Basic Flying 2 (Helicopter) (30 credits) Advanced Flying (Helicopter) (30 credits) Professional Orientation (Helicopter) (30 credits) Total - 120 credits Level 6 Route A Flight Instruction (Helicopter) (30 credits) Flight Instruction Standardisation (Helicopter) (30 credits) Route B Aircraft Specifics (Helicopter) (30 credits) Airline Orientation and Integration (30 credits) Routes A and B Evaluating and Managing Risks (30 credits) Routes A and B Threat and Error Management (30 credits) Total - 120 credits
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Qualifications To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/study-with-us/international/support-in-your-country Visas and immigration You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3|
Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
020 8411 6565
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
020 8411 5555
020 8411 5649