Airline Transport Pilot Licence Theory (ATPL) - (Senior Commercial Pilot Theory)

Nelson Aviation College in partnership with Waypoints Aviation Dragonflight Aviation, is offering ATPL theory ground courses in autumn and spring each year. Each subject is taught individually with exams available each week to enable students to attend individual subjects or the entire course. ATPL theory is a level 6 course.

The full ATPL course is offered in Autumn 2021:

  • Navigation - 12th to 16th April
  • Human Factors - 20th to 23rd April
  • Meteorology - 28th to 30th April, 3rd to 5th May 
  • Air Law - 17th to 20th May
  • Instruments and Navaids - 25th to 28th May
  • Systems and Performance - 2nd to 4th June, 8th to 10th June
  • Flight Planning - 21st to 25th June

The full ATPL course is offered in Spring 2021:

  • Instruments and Navaids - 5th to 8th October
  • Human Factors - 12th to 15th October
  • Systems and Performance - 20th to 22nd, 26th to 28th October
  • Flight Planning - 2nd to 6th November
  • Air Law - 15th to 18th November
  • Meteorology - 23rd to 26th, 29th to 30th November
  • Navigation - 6th to 10th December

Applications will be accepted for individual courses or for the full seven subjects. It is our intention that you will be able to sit each ATPL exam, if you wish, through ASL within a day or two of the course. Students may choose to book their exam at a different time. It is highly recommended that you are current at CPL level prior to attending any or all of the modules.

The course will be delivered in the Nelson Aviation College ATPL Training Classroom, Queen Victoria Street, Motueka. Please make your own bookings for accommodation after deciding which modules you will attend. Please bring or purchase your own lunch each day. Each module will start at 10 am on day one to allow for travel time and then 08:30 am for each subsequent day. The course will end at approximately 16:30 each day.

To confirm your placement on a full course or on an individual subject please complete the attached registration form and forward your payment to Nelson Aviation College. Your placement will be confirmed on receipt of payment. Please note that places are limited and course fees are non refundable. Exam costs are additional.

Self-Funding and International Students 2021 Fees: $5,263.00

  • Course costs include all tuition, course notes and textbooks. Equipment and ASPEQ exam fees are not included.