VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC

This programme is delivered using Ryanair standard operating procedures (SOPs), charts and electronic flightbag on our Boeing 737NG type-specific simulator. Trainees on this course will be mentored in preparation for Type Rating assessment.

Developed by EASA, Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) training greatly improves the skills of graduates prior to aircraft type rating training and airline employment. It has been designed to replace traditional MCC and MCC/JOC courses.

For more information see our VA Prospectus and VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC Career Guide.

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APS MCC Training with VA

VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC programme is delivered on our Boeing 737NG type specific simulators by highly experienced and actively flying airline pilot instructors and examiners.

Courses are held at our Training Centre based at Cambridge Airport, UK very close to Cambridge - the inspirational city of learning. The course is delivered over 3 weeks (including rest/study days) and comprises:

  • 31 hours (5 days) of Theoretical Knowledge Instruction, including Airline Oriented Training

  • 20 hours of briefing and debriefing before and after simulator training sessions

  • 40 hours (10 days) of simulator training in our type-specific Boeing 737NG simulator

  • Online access to all training materials and manuals

  • Ryanair Standard Operating Procedures, charts, electronic flight bag and technical manuals for your personal use

  • Use of self-study facilities, including tactile FMC trainer and full-size flight deck mock-up

  • Flight deck poster and SOPs handbook for you to keep

  • Competency Assurance™ from VA, giving you peace of mind that any additional training required during the course will be provided at no additional cost


Book a Career Guidance Visit with one of our Training Advisers

Personal visits are a great way to discover more about our Ryanair mentored courses, APS MCC training and what it's like to train with VA Airline Training. You’ll tour our Cambridge Airport Training Centre, see our Boeing 737NG flight simulators in action, talk with VA staff and instructors, and even meet current APS MCC trainees.


Become a Ryanair pilot and fly for Europe’s largest airline.

  • Job security

  • Fastest Time to Command

  • Unrivaled career progression

  • The best roster in the business; stable 5 on 4 off pattern

  • Guaranteed days off

  • No planned overnights, and rosters published 4 weeks in advance

  • Great base opportunities across Europe and North Africa

  • Outstanding Earnings Potential

  • New modern fleet and the opportunity to fly the brand new Boeing 737 aircraft



Applying & Course Fee

On successful completion of the programme and a final Ryanair assessment, new pilots will be offered a place on a B737 Type Rating course with Europe’s largest airline . This is a clear endorsement by Ryanair of the success of APS MCC training combined with the high quality of trainees, experienced instruction and resources provided by VA.

VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC course comprises a 3-stage process:

  • Stage 1 - Online application for VA’s Ryanair Mentored course

  • Stage 2 - Completion of our VA’s Ryanair Pre-assessment

  • Stage 3 - Completion of VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC course

  • Stage 4 - Completion of Ryanair Type Rating assessment


  • Stage 1 - No fee

  • Stage 2 - €55* for online assessment

  • Stage 3 - £6,250* (£7,500 inc 20% UK VAT) for APS MCC training from VA

  • Stage 4 - Ryanair Type Rating assessment

If your application and pre-assessment for the APS MCC course is successful and you decide to proceed, the course fee is payable in full upon booking your courses date. *Terms and conditions apply.



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Competency Assurance™ from VA

The course has been designed to enable you to achieve ICAO core competencies concluding with a skills test. We are committed to you achieving this successful outcome and a career with Ryanair and comprises:

  1. If additional training is required to enable you to achieve the required competencies, additional training will be provided by VA at NO ADDITIONAL COST. This enables you to focus completely upon your training and not worry about finding additional funds.

  2. We do recognise that on occasions the APS MCC skills test standard may be beyond reach despite your best endeavours. In these circumstances we take a fair and ethical position:

    • If after receiving additional training, you are unable to reach VA’s APS MCC skills test competence, you will receive an MCC Completion Certificate and a partial refund of your APS MCC fee. However, you will not proceed further to the next stage.

    • In the unlikely event that VA ceases your training early and you are unable to receive an MCC Completion Certificate, you will receive a partial refund of your APS MCC fee. However, you will not proceed to the next stage.

This unique provision of Competency Assurance from VA offers assurance that our APS MCC graduates really are Airline Ready.


VA’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC Enquiry Form

To request more information, ask a question, or book a Career Guidance Visit, please call our Airline Training Advisers on 01223 979737 or send us a message.

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