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Use your ELC towards pilot training
Skyborne Airline Academy has been named as an Approved Learning Provider for serving military personnel and Service leavers, allowing them to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) towards the cost of pilot training.
Trainees will be able to use up to £2,000 per year of funding under the ELC scheme towards the cost of more than 15 different courses at Skyborne’s Gloucestershire Airport HQ. These range from fast-jet conversion courses and multi-engine and rotary conversion courses to Skyborne’s EASA/UKCAA modular ATPL programme. ELC up to the value of £6,000 could also be used by a Service leaver who hasn’t flown during their military career but would now like to learn to fly as a civilian.
Says Ian Cooper, chief operating officer at Skyborne: ‘We’re passionate about improving access to pilot training and as an ELC Approved Learning Provider, we are proud that military personnel in resettlement can use this funding across our range of training courses.
‘From our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) through to our bespoke military conversion courses and combined modular programme, we look forward to supporting trainees as they explore the next phase of their civilian career.’
James Lawrence, a current modular ATPL student at Skyborne, adds: ‘After 16 years in the Armed Forces, I made the decision to embark on a new chapter and first used my ELC towards the cost of my PPL course to continue my personal development. I intend to use the remainder of my funding towards the Skyborne combined modular ATPL programme and am currently completing my modular ATPL theory. Throughout the UK lockdown period, I have been exceptionally impressed with how proactive the team at Skyborne has been, with a seamless transition between the classroom and online learning.’
Military personnel and Service leavers can make up to three ELC claims towards the cost of professional study through the ELC scheme. For further information on the duration of service required and eligibility, please visit enhancedlearningcredits.com.
A full list of training courses available at Skyborne is available here.
About Skyborne Airline Academy
Skyborne Airline Academy is a modern airline training academy based at Gloucestershire Airport and established by industry experts, bringing a fresh approach to airline pilot training.
Founders Tom Misner (chairman), Lee Woodward (CEO) and Ian Cooper (COO) have unsurpassed experience in commercial aviation, education and training. It is their vision to create a training environment where the highest standard of teaching, safety and relevant airline-style training is maintained and interactive learning is encouraged.
Using a combination of tried-and-tested methods and the latest technology to assess competence, suitability, aptitude and resilience, Skyborne aims to recruit the very best candidates, to minimise additional training, reduce failure rates and provide airlines with better pilots.
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