Applications are open for the following scholarships to be awarded in 2020:
• EASA Commercial Helicopter Pilot – CPL(H)
• EASA Helicopter Flight Instructor – FI(H)
It is a combined application form so you can choose to apply for one or both of the scholarship awards.
The Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship will be awarded to one candidate selected from applicants who complete their PPL(H) at Helicentre Aviation Academy prior to 30th September 2020. The Scholarship winner will receive fully funded training to CPL(H) including the ATPL(H) Theoretical Knowledge course, hour building up to 155 hours total helicopter time (or as required according to other licences held at the discretion of the Academy), and the CPL(H) modular flying course. All training will be provided using the Guimbal Cabri G2.
The Flight Instructor Scholarship will be awarded to one candidate selected from applicants who complete their PPL(H) or CPL(H) at Helicentre Aviation Academy prior to 30th September 2020. The Scholarship winner will receive a fully funded Flight Instructor course and a full time position at the Academy working as an FI(H) upon qualification. All training will be provided using the Guimbal Cabri G2.
How Much is it Worth?
The Commercial Helicopter Pilot Scholarship is worth approximately £55,000 GBP and the Flight Instructor Scholarship approximately £20,000 GBP.
• Applicants for the CPL(H) Scholarship must hold a valid Class 1 Medical
• Applicants for the FI(H) Scholarship must hold either a valid Class 1 or Class 2 Medical
Nationaility and Eligibility
Applicants of all nationalities may apply for both the EASA CPL(H) and FI(H) Scholarships, however those appliants who would require a visa in order to attend a course of training in the United Kingdom must be eligbile for a Short Term Study Visa so as to meet the application criteria. Helicentre Aviation Academy is British Accreditation Council approved and is able to sponsor eligible international students for up to six months while they undergo flight training courses.
• All application forms must be recieved no later than 31st December 2019
• Applicants must compete their PPL(H) at Helicentre Aviation before 30th September 2020 to be invited to undergo selection
Scholarship selection is a three stage process. All applicants who complete the PPL(H) course before the deadline will be invited to attend an interview lasting approximately 30 minutes in front of a panel of industry professionals during October 2020. This is the first stage of the selction process.
On successful completion of the interview stage, selected applicants will be invited to give a presentation. The presentation topic is selected by the applicant and will last 15 minutes in duration using any delivery method as chosen by the applicant. At the end of the presentation the applicant will be asked to go into more detail about their future plans and this part of the second stage will last approximately 10 minutes with an opportunity for the panel to ask questions at the end. The second stage of the selction process will last approximately 30-60 minutes and will take place in November 2020.
Once all applicants have completed the second stage, selected applicants will be invited to attend the final selection stage, an entire day spent working both as a group and individually on a varity of physical and mental tasks designed to highlight strengths and weaknesses in various areas. This will allow our panel to assess applicants against the competencies requried to operate as a Commercial Pilot or Flight Instructor, and work as a member of the Helicentre Aviation team. The final selection stage is planned to take place in November 2020, but depending on application numbers this may be scheduled for December 2020.
The Scholarship Winners will be announced in December 2020 as soon as the panel has come to a decision on the most suitable applicant in each case. Selection dates will be notified to all applicants in plenty of time to make arrangements for attendance of the selection process.
Ready to Apply?
Register your interest in the Scholarship Programme today and a member of our team will contact you with further information.