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‘LAPL-level’ PPL/FIs and FEs have asked whether they may instruct/examine respectively for the NPPL.  This would mean that PPL/FIs without 'commercial level knowledge' would be able to instruct for the NPPL (SSEA).

The NPPL P&SC and the CAA Chief Examiner agree that this would be highly desirable.

Request was first sent to the CAA on 23 Nov 2012 and a formal response is awaited.  NPPL P&SC recommendation is as follows: 
 
Where any NPPL document makes reference to:

Fl(A) - this shall be taken as including a Part-FCL FI(A) certificate holder with minimum privileges and conditions as defined in FCL.905.FI or as further restricted under FCL.910.FI supervisory requirements,
 
CRI(SPA) - this shall be taken as including a Part-FCL CRI certificate holder with minimum privileges and conditions as defined in FCL.905.CRI,
 
FE(A) - this shall be taken as including a Part-FCL FE(A) certificate holder with minimum privileges and conditions as defined in FCL.1005.FE(a)(1) or as further restricted under FCL.1005.FE(a)(3) to LAPL(A) level only.

AOPA COMMENT: 7 Apr 2013 - The CAA has now confirmed that LAPL-level FIs, CRIs and FEs may instruct/examine respectively for the NPPL (SSEA) within the associated part-FCL privileges.  This means, for example, that PPL holders without commercial level knowledge who successfully complete the normal FI course may receive remuneration for instructing the NPPL (SSEA). RESOLVED.

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