PLEASE READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION, thank you.
This is NOT a sales post, this is a post to hopefully assist and potentially educate people looking to undertake JOC/MCC or APS MCC training.
We receive many phone calls and email enquiries asking about the APS MCC and why we don’t offer it. The answer is no, we do not offer APS MCC courses and no, we currently don’t want to offer it. This is for a very good reason, and we would like to explain this to assist potential APS and JOC/MCC course candidates. The Airline Pilot Standards MCC, APS MCC is a relatively new course, introduced by EASA in mid 2018. Fundamentally it was pushed by a single airline who sought to ‘encourage’ prospective commercial airline pilots to obtain further training before undertaking a type rating - a type rating that may/could have reduced training hours due to the APS MCC qualification, funded by the prospective commercial airline pilot and not the airline. After the APS MCC was approved there was no credit offered against type ratings.
At CRM Aviation, we believe in offering our customers a great value for money course, run by industry leading highly experienced professionals – a theory that has stood us in very good stead for the past 8 years, seeing around 130 JOC/MCC customers each year. The majority of our customers, military and civilian, have gone on to secure jobs with a broad selection of carriers, worldwide.
Under the current recruiting market, although very much challenged by COVID-19, there is NOT one airline that is requesting applicants to have completed an APS MCC, it is only Ryanair that have said they would look ‘preferentially’ at APS MCC applicants, yet we have many of our customers with our JOC/MCC qualification and other MCC schools customers securing positions, principally because they are the right candidate, trained professionally and have been encouraged to put effort in and work hard to prepare for their interviews and assessments. Our JOC/MCC customers, have on occasions, been paired with a UK APS MCC candidate, and succeeded, when the APS MCC candidate had not.
By EASA definition the MCC course is a ‘non-technical course’. This course is designed to teach prospective airline/commercial pilots how to work in a two person cockpit in accordance with a set of standard operating procedures and aircrew competences. The JOC element, unregulated is left up to the ATO to design as the most appropriate package to introduce and ‘orientate’ multi engine propeller operations to turbo fan operations with high altitude, swept wing dynamics and complex jet systems operations, together with an introduction to line flying exercises.
We at CRM Aviation, therefore stand by the excellent Combined JOC/MCC course that we have designed, own and offer which is very clearly seen as a market leading course, accepted by ALL recruiting carriers. Our aim is to ensure that prospective customers are not ‘marketing lead’ down this APS MCC route without firm knowledge of its current position within the recruiting market. There is such a vast difference in price, in some cases over £5000 - that it is something to seriously consider. Work extremely hard during your JOC/MCC and that will cost you nothing! You could then spend a proportionally small amount of that saving on a sim refresher for 2 hours in a chosen 'type orientated' device.
We would like to thank all of those ‘enquirers’ that have brought these questions/situation to our attention and we thank you for your bookings with us for our Combined JOC/MCC course.
IN OTHER NEWS.....
+12/05/2020 - Under strict Social Distancing policies we are now open and actively training in UPRT, JOC and MCC.
+ 17/04/2020 - FURTHER UPDATE 3 - Due to the recent Government Directive stating a further 3 weeks of 'lockdown' we are now focusing on commencing training Friday 8th May. However, this will be subject to any further Government Directives that may extend the 'lockdown' period. We're ready and waiting.....
+ 09/04/2020 - FURTHER UPDATE 2 - Regrettably, it is highly likely that the 'lockdown' period within the UK will be extended past 13th April. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel the UPRT/JOC/MCC starting Monday 20th April. We are very much focused on recommencing training, week commencing 4th May and are indeed taking bookings for training courses this date onwards. Thanks to everyone for their understanding.
+ 03/04/2020 - FURTHER UPDATE - We are still hoping to recommence training, week commencing 13th April, but this is dependant upon Government guidelines we are awaiting upon. Please do keep checking our site for information. We hope to make a decision by Tuesday 7th April.
+ 24/03/2020 - Following the latest Government guidelines we have taken the decision to pause all training and temporarily close the training centre. We expect this closure to last until 13th April, but will be guided by UK Government directives. Please rest assured that CRM Aviation is an extremely financially stable company with no borrowings and a very strong balance sheet, enabling us to weather this storm with no great financial pressure. We ask all of you to keep safe, healthy and we look forward to picking up exactly where we left off very soon.
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