Before you complete your first multi-crew aircraft type rating, you must complete at least an MCC (Multi Crew Cooperation) course. For further information about multi-crew training please refer to this page on our website.
APS MCC course at VA Airline Training
Wings Alliance has a partnership with VA Airline Academy in Cambridge, who specialise in APC MCC courses. We recommend students to choose them. The course is 3 weeks in total and is carried out on either their Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 simulator, at the choice of the trainee.
- 30 hours theoretical teaching
- 20 hours pre-training briefing and debriefing
- 40 hours flight simulator training and assessment
- Online training materials and manuals, including digital flight deck posters
- Use of self-study facilities, including FMC trainers and full-size flight deck mock-ups
- SOPs handbook for you to keep
- Competency Assurance™
- 20% discount on Simulator Assessment Preparation for graduates.
VA Airline Training runs a course on a weekly basis. We take pride in choosing VA Airline Training as our official APS MCC provider, due to their renowned quality of training at a competitive price, and their success rates for graduate employment..
The course fee is £6,900, however, for Wings Alliance members we have negotiated a £500 discount, so the price when booked through us is £6,400. Accommodation is extra. Please contact one of our training advisors to find out more about accommodation.
As part of your APS MCC package with VA Airline Training through Wings Alliance, the Wings Alliance Airline Preparation day is included in the APS MCC course price. The Airline Preparation day will take place at the Wings Alliance head quarters, in Clevedon, near Bristol, shortly after you complete your APS MCC course.
“The quality of the training is fantastic, you receive a well-structured package including one-to-one tuition and regular assessments. I’m so glad I chose the APS MCC course as I passed my sim assessment and secured my dream airline job.” James Dawkins, Jet2 and Wings Alliance graduate.
Assessment and Application
The requirements to book on to the VA APS MCC is to possess a CPL and an Advanced UPRT certificate.
We would recommend you complete our ½ day online Assessment course, which costs £195 before booking on to the VA APS MCC, but this is not mandatory. If you prefer, you may do the assessment after your training or not at all.
We are often asked why we suggest people undertake our assessment before doing their APS MCC. The answer is simple. We are a not-for-profit organisation with ethical values. Before you sign-up for your APS MCC, we would like to know that you are ready and have a very high chance of passing your APS MCC and being successful at your airline interview. More information on our online Airline Pilot Assessment course can be found here
Unlike MCC courses, our APS MCC course is assessed and graduates will be awarded a grade. This is based on both your performance through training and on the final skills test. The grading scale is 1-5:
1-2: Not airline ready
4: Pass with Merit
5: Pass with Distinction (rare)
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“I chose modular training as I was able to work full-time while completing my frozen ATPL, completing everything in the UK in two years and two months, costing £65 000.
I think the enhanced MCC, although a higher cost is incredibly worth doing as it bridges the transition from flying single pilot to a multi-crew type rating on a much larger aircraft. I got my first job seven weeks after finishing my Wings Alliance APS and I could not be happier doing amazing flying every day, it’s a real dream come true.” Hanna Kerr – First Officer, British Airways.