Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • Integrated into this course is a 15-month training course leading to a Frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).
  • You will be taught at an approved Air Training Organisation (ATO) delivered by specialist ground school instructors.
  • As well as pilot ground training, this course offers knowledge of the operational, technical and commercial aspects of the airline industry, to help you stand out at future job interviews.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This course leverages Kingston University’s strengths in aerospace engineering to help you take off as a pilot and future aviation leader. For the duration of the second year, students will wear uniform, be based and be immersed in a professional flying school environment. You’ll study the syllabus of the UK Civil Aviation Authority Theoretical Knowledge exams needed to obtain a Frozen ATPL (A) licence. The programme is unique in that teaching and learning on the degree takes place at Kingston University (Years 1 and final year) and either L3 or Skyborne (Year 2), which are approved Air Training Organizations (ATO) with training delivered by specialist ground school instructors. Please note: the cost of flight training after completion of ground training in Year 2 varies from £84,000 to £94,250 (subject to change) in addition to University fees. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities With your degree and Frozen ATPL, you’ll be able to apply for initial employment as a First Officer with regional and short-haul airlines such as easyJet and Ryanair, among others.


Example modules: – Aerospace Technology – Air Transport Economics – Professional Development for Commercial Airline Pilots To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching includes lectures supported by tutorials and practical activities. Year 2 involves flight training with classroom-based theoretical learning reinforced by practical training in light aircraft and flight simulators. Assessment includes written coursework (both individual and as a group), multiple-choice tests, written phase tests and formal examinations. In Year 3, you are given the opportunity to research a topic of your choice which is assessed by a written thesis.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

T Levels T Levels are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other further education courses. T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into skilled employment, higher education and/or apprenticeships. Students who study T Level spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action. T Levels are the equivalent to three A levels and we recognise the UCAS tariff points they attract in line with other qualifications that aid progression to higher education.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Aviation Operations with Commercial Pilot Training at Kingston University - UCAS