ATPL Course Funding

For many, identifying how to finance pilot training is the only barrier to pursuing this fantastic career. There's no denying that whilst flight training is not cheap, it is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your future. ACS Flight Training are committed to ever-widening access to pilot training and a flying career for those who demonstrate the talent, passion and motivation to become a pilot. We work with independent organizations and our airline partners to offer innovative finance solutions and support.

ATPL Course Structure

If you’re looking for a career as a commercial airline pilot, our Fast Track training approach allows you to go from zero experience to Commercial Airline Pilot in 18 months.
Module 1 – EASA Private Pilots Licence
45 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 2 – Night Rating
5 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 3 – Hour Building
100 Hours
Cessna C152
Module 4 – ATPL Ground School
6-11 Months
13 Theory subjects
Module 5 – Multi-Engine Piston Rating
6 Hours
DA42 Twinstar
Module 6 – M/E Instrument Rating
40 Hours Alsim
18 Hours DA42 Twinstar
Module 7 – Commercial Licence
15 Hours
Multi Crew MCC / JOC Course
Alsim ALX Simulator 
10 days

Payment Structure

Enrolment fee

£3000 - Non Refundable

First Instalment

£4970 - Due on start date

Second Instalment

£4970 - Due after 4 weeks

Balance Payments

£3725 per month x 18     Total Price £79,990

Course Timeline

Module 1 - Private Pilots Licence

Cessna C152 - 12 weeks

Module 2 - Night Rating

Cessna C152 - 1 week 

Structured Hour Building

Cessna C152 - 6-9 months

ATPL Ground School

Theory Ground School - 6-11 Months

Module 5 - Multi Engine Piston

Diamond DA42 - 2 weeks

Module 6 - Multi Engine Instrument Rating

Diamond DA42 / Alsim AL42 - 10 weeks 

Module 7 - Commercial Pilots Licence

Piper PA28R - 3 weeks 

Entry requirements

The minimum age for enrolment is 18. 

An EASA Class 2 medical certificate is required before commencing module one and a Class 1 medical certificate is required for the Instrument Rating and CPL modules.

In order to enrol, we ask that candidates conduct a Pre-Entry Assessment. A copy of your CV is required by our enrollment team prior to the assessment date. This assessment is designed to assess the likelihood and suitability of the candidate to complete their intended training plan and additionally, suitability for the role of an airline pilot. 

ACS also work closely with Lendwise who are a specialist loan provider dedicated to education finance, allowing you to pursue your pilot training aspirations.

Key features of a Lendwise loan are as follows:

  • No co-signer or guarantor required
  • Up to 80% of your course fees covered
  • Competitive interest rate that is fixed for the entire duration of your loan
  • Loan terms up to 10 years
  • Interest rate is personalised to your profile
  • No fees or penalties for early repayment of your loan

Contact Lendwise* to apply directly. UK residents only.

Why ACS Flight Training

Structured Payment Plans

Structured Payment Plans

We can offer structured finance options for our courses.
Based in Europe

Based in Europe

Dedicated Flight Training Facility
Careers Opportunities

Careers Opportunities

100% of our graduates now working as First Officers for commercial airlines
Large Fleet of Modern Aircraft

Large Fleet of Modern Aircraft

State Of The Art Aircraft

What our Graduates say

“I believe that nowadays it is of extreme importance that pilots are trained in aircraft fitted with glass cockpit displays, i.e. the Garmin G1000 system installed in ACS fleet of Twinstars. The technology behind it and the presentation of information is almost identical to what you would find in a commercial airliner. I had never flown an aircraft this technologically advanced before, so I thoroughly enjoyed flying ACS DA42s!” 


A lot of reviews you will read on flight school websites can almost seem the same as I am sure you will have read many by this point. However I can give my full personal endorsement to what Graeme and his team have built at ACS. I completed my hour building, MEP, ME/IR and CPL with ACS all in minimum hours and with first time passes.  This was mainly down to the dedication and depth of knowledge of the instructors and staff.  It’s not only a school which will do anything they can to make sure you are looked after from start to finish but one which will go the extra mile to ensure their students have the best possible environment to learn in. No need to read any other flight school websites you’ve found where you need to complete training already, I hope you have as good a time as I did.
Completed my hour building, MEIR and CPL with ACS Aviation at Perth, Scotland throughout 2018. From start to finish the Directors, Head of Training and instructors were extremely friendly and approachable. The instruction I received throughout my MEIR and CPL was second to none and put me In a great position to start my professional flying career. Whether it’s hour building up the Scottish west coast visiting Broadford on the Isle of Skye & Plockton in Lochalsh, flying in turbulent Scottish weather under the hood in the DA42, or planning and flying routes through challenging weather and mountainous terrain on the CPL, flying with ACS from Perth really does set you up well and I’d recommend them to all.

I have recently completed training at ACS for a Multi Engine Instrument Rating and Commercial Pilot License. The quality of training was second to none and my instructors were outstanding, with decades of experience. There has been a great deal of investment in the school in recent times with the addition of a modern Diamond DA42 aircraft and state of the art Alsim42 flight simulator with g1000 ‘glass cockpit’. This, together with an efficient operations department, fantastic training environment and friendly atmosphere make ACS and excellent choice and I’m extremely glad I chose them for my commercial flight training.

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