Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter
Firstly, read this thread:
Secondly, read the ELGD. http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?ca...ype=68&gid=777
It's really very useful.
But in short, do all the exams at the higher level as highlighted in the linked thread. The only exception is module 7, where you will need to do the exam specific to the licence you want first.
Also you need 5 years experience, however, having been in (and kind of still in) a similar situation to you, gaining Avionic (B2) experience is much, much harder than gaining mechanical (B1) experience, as there is less of it about. As I have found out over the past couple of years. Plus B2's are kind of weird.
If I was you, I would study for the B1/B2 but apply and collect experience on the B1, then 12 months after gaining your B1, you can apply for a B2 (Subject to having passed the M7 bridging exam).
You do not mention your background, if it is electrical or mechanical you may qualify for a slight reduction in the experience level required.
I have been doing this for 2 years now, and have 16/17 years of military avionic experience behind me, and it hasn't been easy.
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