The Civil Aviation Authority have issued the guidance and provided further details for all concerned.
Student pilots who started their PPL training under the Joint Aviation Regulations (therefore prior to September 2012), but have not yet applied for their licence, need to complete the process by 29 September 2017, the Civil Aviation Authority advised today.
After that date, JAR training will no longer be recognised for the award of an EASA PPL(A) or PPL(H) and any applications received will be rejected.
The CAA is recommending that applicants use the online form to avoid postal delays.
More details can be found here.