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

  • Facilities include a flight simulator, drone lab, rocket lab, and open and closed channel wind tunnels.
  • You'll 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.
  • The course may lead to a frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (fATPL).
About this course This course will help you take off as a pilot and future aviation leader. In Year 2 you'll be based at our partner flight school, which is an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), with training delivered by specialist ground school instructors. You'll study the syllabus of the 13 Theoretical Knowledge exams needed to obtain a UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATPL (A) licence. Please note: the cost of flight training could be around £90,000 in addition to University fees. Student Finance does not cover any CAA exams or flight training. Hence, additional funding would be required to complete the ATPL training. 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

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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