Pilot training skills assessment

Your journey starts here. Passing the selection process is a key milestone and unlocks your future flying career.

In January, our assessments will return to £295, but for a limited time, if you sit an Assessment before 31st December 2022, the LEAP assessment will be FREE (subject to eligibility criteria).

If you are looking for our Fully Funded LEAP & FI course, please click here


If you’d like to enrol on our LEAP flight training course, you’ll need to pass a Skills Assessment. This process assesses your potential for success and ensures we select the best pilots for the airlines. If you meet the standard, you’ll be invited to enrol on the next available course.

We don’t expect you to have flying experience beforehand as we’ll be assessing your aptitude for ab-initio (‘from the beginning’) training, as well as for life as a pilot. Whether your assessment is online or in person, it’ll involve psychometric computer-based tests, a group exercise and an interview.

We’ll be looking for technical skills such as spatial awareness, reaction speed, multi-tasking capability and numeracy, as well as non-technical skills such as communication, flexibility, leadership, resilience and decision-making. These abilities are key requirements of a pilot’s skill set, and you need to know you’ve got what it takes before embarking on your training course.

Our Skills Assessments are valid for one year. For more information on what to expect during the assessment process, click here. Please note, you may be required to complete your computer-based aptitude tests prior to attending your Skills Assessment day.

Once you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a commercial pilot, select your preferred Skills Assessment date below and our training advisors will be in touch shortly.

Please note, we don’t assess your health or fitness during this process. A Class 1 Medical Certificate will be required as a pre-requisite to training, along with a DBS, if you’re successful in your application.

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From 1st January 2023, assessments are £295.

However, for a limited time (until 31st December 2022), assessments are FREE, this is subject to the below eligibility criteria -

1. You must be 18 Years and over on the first day of training
2. You must have a UK Passport or Right to Remain in the UK
3. You must hold 5 x GCSEs/ equivalent Including Maths & Physics - Grade 4 to 5 or higher and be able to obtain a DBS Basic Disclosure Certificate for the purpose of an airport security Pass
4. You must start training within 12 months of sitting your Skills Assessment (or you will be required to sit another, paid assessment)
5. Free Assessments are only for LEAP Courses
6. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice or fail to attend your skills assessment, you may be charged £295 for any future assessment.

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