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{"categoryItems":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"},{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"},{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"},{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"},{"categoryName":"Certification ","categoryBackendName":"Certification "},{"categoryName":"About EFTA","categoryBackendName":"About EFTA"},{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"},{"categoryName":"Careers","categoryBackendName":"Careers"}],"faqItems":[{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"What is the admissions process?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EFirst you need to submit the \u003Ca rel=\u0022noopener\u0022 href=\u0022https://applications.emiratesflighttrainingacademy.com/login/\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003Eonline application\u003C/a\u003E at any time from your home country. If you meet the criteria of the online application, you\u2019ll be invited to attend various assessments in Dubai. If you complete these successfully, you\u2019ll receive an offer letter to join the Emirates Flight Training Academy.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"What is the application process?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe application is on our \u003Ca href=\u0022https://applications.emiratesflighttrainingacademy.com/login/\u0022\u003Ewebsite\u003C/a\u003E. You\u2019ll be asked to create a candidate profile. This lets you save each step of your application. Our admissions team will review your application at every step and will either:\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cul\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EApprove the step: this means you can move to the next step\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EAsk for more information: a few clarifications or some more details about your uploaded documents\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003ENotify you by email if you haven\u2019t made it this time\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003C/ul\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"What documents do I need for the online application?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou will be asked to upload clear colour copies of the following documents:\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cul\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EPassport copy, valid for more than 6 months\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EPassport photo\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EOfficial high school transcript (Grade 12 mark sheet in English)\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003C/ul\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"What does the assessment process involve?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EIf you meet the criteria in the online application, you\u2019ll be invited to attend the assessment process at EFTA in Dubai. The EFTA assessment is scheduled over Five working days and consists of the following steps:\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Ctable border=\u00220\u0022 cellspacing=\u00222\u0022 cellpadding=\u00222\u0022\u003E\n\u003Ctbody\u003E\n\u003Ctr\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EDay 1\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EPhysics, Mathematics and Psychometrics test\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003C/tr\u003E\n\u003Ctr\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EDay 2\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EInterview \u0026amp; compass testing\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003C/tr\u003E\n\u003Ctr\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EDay 3 \u0026amp; 4\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EGeneral Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Medical Examinations\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003C/tr\u003E\n\u003Ctr\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EDay 5\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003Ctd\u003EEnglish language Assessment\u003C/td\u003E\n\u003C/tr\u003E\n\u003C/tbody\u003E\n\u003C/table\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"Do I need to travel to Dubai for the assessments?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, the assessment is conducted in person at EFTA in Dubai.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"Do I have to arrange for my own travel and accommodation? 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","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EWe provide ATPL training only and not standalone classes.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"How can I follow up with my application status?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou will receive your application status in an email after each step of the process.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"If I am unsuccessful during the assessment, will any of the paid fees be reimbursed?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe paid assessment fee is non-refundable.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"Will EFTA assist me with the visa to attend the assessment?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003ENo, applicants are responsible for obtaining their own visit to attend the assessment.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"In which currency should I pay the assessment fees?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EAssessment fees are charged in UAE dirhams.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"How can I pay for the assessment fees? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou can pay conveniently and securely online through the application portal.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Admissions","categoryBackendName":"admissions"}],"question":"If I am successful, when can I join the training course?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EWe run courses throughout the year. If you\u2019re successful you can join the next available course, taking into consideration the time needed to complete all the required formalities. We\u2019ll inform you of any specific details when your successful application has been confirmed.\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EIf you\u2019re unable to join the course you are offered for any reason, then you have one year from receiving the offer letter to join a course.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"What are the requirements to become an EFTA cadet?","answer":"\u003Cul\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EYou must be between 17 \u2013 26 years old\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EYou must have completed secondary education (high school) with passes in English, Maths and Physics.\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EYour English language proficiency must meet or exceed TOEFL 510 or 5.5 per element for IELTS or iBT 65.\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EYou need to be at least 160cm in height and medically fit.\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EInternational applicants: Have to be eligible for a UAE student visa and should be able to sponsor your training.\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EUAE-National applicants: Should hold a valid UAE passport and Khulasat Al Qaid\n\u003Cul\u003E\n\u003Cli style=\u0022list-style-type: circle;\u0022\u003EMale UAE-National applicants must have completed the Military service/exemption letter for the only son\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003C/ul\u003E\n\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003C/ul\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"Do you accept IELTS or TOEFL?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EWe accept both. The minimum required score is 510 for TOEFL and 5.5 per element for IELTS. Additionally, we accept 65 for iBT.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"When am I expected to submit the TOEFL/IELTS certificate?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EAll the required documents must be submitted prior to the course commencement date.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"I have my ICAO certificate, am I still required to provide the TOEFL/IELTS certificate?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, the TOEFL/IELTS is required for the theoretical knowledge training.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"What is the highest level of education required? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EApplicants must have completed high school (grade 12) at a minimum.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"What is the age limit for applicants?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe minimum age is 17 years old at the time of application, and the maximum age for applying is 26.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"Can a cadet currently studying at another flight training academy transfer and carry on the course in EFTA?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe Integrated ATPL course is designed for ab-initio students, with no prior flight experience. No credits for previous experience will be considered at EFTA, therefore all students are required to complete the course in full no matter what their background is.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"I hold a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Does this give me any credit towards my flying hours?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe Integrated ATPL course is designed for ab-initio students, with no prior flight experience. No credits for previous experience will be considered at EFTA, therefore all students are required to complete the course in full no matter what their background is.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"I hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). Does this give me any credit towards my flying hours?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EFor the time being, we don\u2019t offer any courses for CPL holders.\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Requirements","categoryBackendName":"requirements"}],"question":"I have a valid class 1 medical from the CAA / FAA. Am I still required to do the GCAA medical again in Dubai?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, to comply with local regulations, you will need to undergo the GCAA medical examinations.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"How long is the course? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe Emirates Flight Training Academy ATPL course duration is approximately 113 weeks and is divided into a theoretical knowledge course and practical flying.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"What does the training entail? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe training consists of the following programmes:\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cul\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EAviation Sciences course, which introduces you to the technical and theoretical aspects of aviation (UAE National Cadet Pilot Programme only.)\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EATPL Integrated Programme, which consists of ATPL ground school, single-engine flight training, multi-engine jet flight training, MCC and LOFT\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003ESingle-engine training including classroom, simulator and aircraft training on the Cirrus SR 22 G6\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EMulti-engine training including classroom instruction, simulator training and aircraft training on the Embraer P100EV Phenom twin jet aircraft\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003Cli\u003EMutli-crew cooperation training, including classroom instruction and simulator training, where you will learn how to interact in a multi-crew flight deck environment.\u003C/li\u003E\n\u003C/ul\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"When will the assessment start? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EAdmission days will be published on our website.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"Is the training full-time or part-time?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EEFTA ATPL training is a full-time course. The training is conducted daily.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"Is the International Cadets Programme the same as the course for UAE nationals?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EInternational cadets undergo the exact same training as UAE nationals.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"The Programme","categoryBackendName":"the-programme"}],"question":"What aircraft types are used for the training?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EFor the single-engine training, students will use the Cirrus SR22 G6 aircraft and the multi-engine training will be with the Embraer P100EV Phenom twin jet aircraft.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"What are the course fees?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe course training fee is USD 181,650 including 5% VAT.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"Does EFTA provide scholarships?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe training is self-sponsored. We don\u2019t offer scholarships or financial programmes.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"Is the course free for UAE nationals? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EUAE nationals are sponsored by Emirates in a bonded scheme as part of the UAE National Cadet Pilot Programme. The airline is committed to advancing its Emiratisation strategy and providing growth opportunities by training and developing local Emirati talent to support the aviation industry, as well as the broader UAE economy\u2019s future requirements.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"Can I enrol in the academy for free if I am an Emirates employee? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EEmirates employees are welcome to apply, however international applicants will still be on a self-sponsored basis.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"In which currency should I pay the training fees?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003ETraining fees are charged in US dollars.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"What does the training fee include?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe training fee includes the full training programme, training materials, student visa, accommodation, uniform and three daily meals for the entire training period. The fee excludes medical insurance. Details of the inclusions are stated in the training contract that you will need to sign on admission.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"Will EFTA sponsor my visa if I am selected?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, we will sponsor your student visa for the entire training period.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Finance","categoryBackendName":"finance"}],"question":"I have my own accommodation, can I exclude the accommodation fee?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003ECadets are required to live at the Academy for the duration of their training, and so the package includes accommodation fees.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Certification ","categoryBackendName":"Certification "}],"question":"What type of pilot licence will I have when I graduate?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EOnce you complete the training, you will obtain an ATPL course completion certificate and Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) course completion certificate from EFTA, and a Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi Instrument Rating (CPL/Multi IR) approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority, UAE.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Certification ","categoryBackendName":"Certification "}],"question":"Does this certification count as a degree?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EThe licence is not associated with a degree and is a standalone flying licence.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"About EFTA","categoryBackendName":"About EFTA"}],"question":"Will I be guaranteed employment with Emirates or flydubai after graduation? ","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EWe don\u2019t offer any employment guarantees with Emirates or flydubai.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Can I have a tour of the academy?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou\u2019re welcome to visit our state-of-the-art facility to ask questions and have a tour. Our working hours are from Monday to Thursday 0800 \u2013 1530 and on Friday, 0800 \u2013 1500. Please make an appointment before you visit.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"What is included in the accommodation?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou\u2019ll have your own modern studio apartment. It\u2019s a 36-square metre studio with a comfortable living and dining area, kitchenette, en-suite walk-in shower, closet space, double bed and a study station with a desk. Amenities include electricity, water, air conditioning, wireless internet and a 49-inch LCD TV. Security is available 24/7.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Is it mandatory to live in the accommodation?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, it is mandatory to live at the Academy for the duration of your training and you can leave for the weekend.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Is there separate accommodation for men and women?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, women and men are housed on separate floors.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":" Is there security at the accommodation?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, security is available throughout the Academy, including accommodation, 24/7.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Are meals provided?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYes, all meals are provided throughout the duration of your training.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Are special dietary needs catered for? 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The facilities include a recruitment centre, an aviation medical clinic, state-of-the-art teaching facilities, and offices.\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EThe flight operations centre includes a runway, a taxiway, a maintenance hangar, a private air traffic control tower, and a rescue and firefighting facility.\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EThe residential area includes the accommodation halls, a recreation hall, a dining hall, a mini mart, a Costa coffee shop, a fitness centre and spa, as well as a temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Are cadets allowed to leave the facilities?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EYou will be required to stay on campus during the week unless you need to attend to an emergency.\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003E\u00A0\u003C/p\u003E\n\u003Cp\u003EYou can check out on Friday afternoon after classes and are expected to check back in at EFTA on Sunday evening (23:00). At the weekend and on holidays a curfew of 23:00 applies to respect all the cadets living on campus and maintain a peaceful training environment.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Facilities","categoryBackendName":"Facilities"}],"question":"Are guests allowed in the accommodation?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EGuests are welcome in the public areas of EFTA (the main atrium, cadet lounge, dining hall, and Costa coffee) between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00. Guests are not allowed in the residence halls.\u003C/p\u003E"},{"category":[{"categoryName":"Careers","categoryBackendName":"Careers"}],"question":"How can I apply for a career at EFTA?","answer":"\u003Cp\u003EPlease visit \u003Ca rel=\u0022noopener\u0022 href=\u0022https://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003Ewww.emiratesgroupcareers.com\u003C/a\u003E to view and apply for the available positions.\u003C/p\u003E"}],"resourcesDownloads":[{"fileName":"All Faqs (PDF)","fileUrl":"/media/tizmtjnz/all-faqs-pdf.pdf"}]}

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