I'm an early solo glider pilot, with the long term goal of also obtaining a PPL (not a LAPL(A)). I am planning to do this after I have obtained at least my bronze badge, which I aspire to within the next twelve months.
Originally I thought that the only route open to me was to do the full PPL. My understanding was that I can get a credit of 10% of P1 hours on a glider deducted from the requirements (max 10 hrs), however the CAA website refers to holders of "a pilot’s licence for another type of aircraft, except balloons". I'm not sure if that applies to a bronze holder or if I would need to obtain a LAPL(S) or SPL for them to count (for which I would presumably need a bronze XC endorsement to make the required XC flight).
If I obtain a LAPL(S), then according to the CAA I can add a TMG rating (6+ hrs) and then, after hours building (24hrs) do a conversion course (15+ hrs) to the full PPL(A). It's not clear if this route is available if I obtained an SPL, although for a fee I believe you can swap licences.
Can P1 hours as a glider pilot count towards a PPL(A) without obtaining a LAPL(S)/SPL?
Is the LAPL(S) -> TMG -> PPL route viable? Would I need to go to an "ATO" for TMG training or can my local gliding club do this?
Aside from just doing a PPL from scratch, are there any other viable routes that I've missed (e.g. via a LAPL(A) on a TMG somehow)?