CAA Exams

Duncan Grocott

Former Bristol Groundschool student

I chose the modular route as I have a full time demanding job. Flexibility and distance learning was key for me.

I chose the modular route as I have a full time demanding job. Flexibility and distance learning was key for me.

I did a fair amount of research before choosing Bristol Ground School. The time and effort you invest in studying and succeeding is significant. Choosing the right school is a key. I can honestly say this has been one of the best decisions I have made.

The whole process from signing up and receiving log in details was fast and straightforward. The online platform with detailed teaching material, explanations and animations along with regular progress checks and tests really does help build your knowledge.

The revision weeks at the end of each module were a particular highlight as these significantly help consolidate knowledge and prepare you for the exams. Covid meant the last revision week for me was online. I was surprised at how well this worked, with a high level of engagement and participation in a virtual classroom.

So what did I learn throughout the process?

There are no short cuts in this. You really do need to learn your stuff AND practice using various question banks. The banks compliment your learning and help with question styles etc…but you need to know your stuff. I used a variety of question banks but found BGS to offer the most comprehensive worked and explained answers to questions. (It doesn’t help if you get a question wrong…but don’t understand why!)

From my experience, what has set BGS apart is the quality and dedication of the staff at every level, from administration to teaching. The subject leaders are seasoned pros (All are current or former pilots and engineers) who have a passion for their subject matter and an equal passion to impart knowledge and prepare you for the exams.

Make no mistakes, I found the exams tough going…but that’s because they are tough. That said, with an average mark of 91%, dedication and hard work pays off. What has made the difference for me has been the quality of the teaching material and the outstanding team who have supported and guided me throughout. Their passion is infectious!

If you are planning to invest in doing your ATPL exams, I cannot recommend BGS more highly.

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World-leading UK CAA & EASA approved ATPL, CPL and IR ground school and PPL training material

Since 1992, we’ve trained thousands of students just like you, to help them achieve their dream of becoming a pilot.

Our innovative modular courses contain all the knowledge you need for exam success, allowing you to learn at your own pace and track your progress with ease.

With the option of revision weeks online or in the classroom (module 1 and 2 only) at BGS, you can choose to fit your studies around existing commitments.

We turn today’s students into tomorrow’s pilots. And we can do the same for you.

 

Bristol Groundschool Aviation Theory Courses

Study for your pilot licence from the comfort of your own home with our flexible distance learning course with the option to attend in-person or online revision weeks for select courses.

Every course includes access to our immersive theory training software, ATPdigital, plus all the training and support you’ll need to pass your exams, so no hidden fees or need to invest in extra tuition!

Bristol Groundschool is the only aviation theory content provider that also delivers online and in-person training to students. This enables us to continually update and improve our material based on real student feedback from the exams.

Learn from the best with our expert instructors, backed up by our friendly support team – we’ll be here for you throughout your studies.

Our courses can be studied 100% online, full or part-time, from anywhere in the world.


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Bristol Groundschool is the market-leading provider of ATPL/CPL training materials to ATOs around the world

With over 100+ partner schools worldwide, you can be assured that your students will have access to the best and most up-to-date learning material to ensure exam success.

Our course material includes ATPL, CPL, IR and PPL. 

Our material is suitable for integrated, modular and even distance learning course delivery, for both fixed-wing and helicopter.

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Our extensive library of ATPL and CPL webinars is now available to watch on-demand with a BGS Webinar Library subscription.

Watch over 200 hours of online classroom teaching presented by our experienced instructor team, covering ATPL(A), ATPL(H)/IR, CPL(A) and CPL(H) topics and subjects.

No need to be a student of Bristol Groundschool – watch an unlimited number of webinars online, from anywhere in the world, at any time.

BGS Webinar Library is suitable for EASA and UK CAA exam prep and is available in 1, 6, 12 or 24 month subscriptions.

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BGSonline – ATPL│CPL│IR│PPL Theory Question Bank

BGSonline is our proprietary database of more than 15,000 multiple choice ATPL, CPL & IR exam questions.

Exams aren’t as daunting when you know what to expect.

That’s why every BGS student receives a free 12 month subscription to our question bank, BGSonline (excluding PPL).

With over 15,000 multiple choice exam questions, you’ll be able to revise with ease.

BGSonline is regularly updated by our in-house team of experts, allowing you to test your knowledge and generate mock exams – with every question backed up with explanations and diagrams.

For non-BGS students, 30 day, 90 day, 180 day and 1 year subscriptions are available.

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What our students say:

Jamie Dickson

easyJet First Officer

The revision courses are superb; they really prepare you for the exams not just with the knowledge but with the vital exam technique which is key to getting first time passes.
For the best results, train with the best people – Bristol Groundschool!

For the best results, train with the best people – Bristol Groundschool!

Bristol Groundschool are fantastic! All of the materials are superb and the iPad app was a life saver! It made all of the study so easy and it meant I could take the study materials into work and do some revision in the back galley on my break!

The revision weeks are superb; they really prepare you for the exams not just with the knowledge but with the vital exam technique which is key to getting first time passes.

Thank you Bristol Groundschool for all your help getting me to where I am today!

Former BGS student

Gary Jackson MBE

Without the forward leaning and innovative approach employed by Bristol Groundschool, I doubt I would have passed all…

Without the forward leaning and innovative approach employed by Bristol Groundschool, I doubt I would have passed all 14 exams before the 31 Dec 20 transition deadline.  The instructors and support team have all been outstanding.

The material has also been excellent and broken down into easily manageable chunks.  The fact that I have managed to pass all exams first time with a 95% average pass mark despite a busy and unpredictable full-time military career is testament to the quality of the digital material.

The past 18 months have been the busiest and most challenging of my life and not just due to the pressures of ATPL Theory. In addition to commanding my team on overseas deployments to the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean, I found myself at the centre of the UK’s response to COVID-19, supporting the construction of the NHS Nightingale Hospital London, designing potential mobile testing units and helping to deliver UK Covid-19 Mega labs.  Throughout all of this, the flexible and bitesize nature of the lessons and learning programme meant I could still continue my studies regardless of where I was or how busy.

Furthermore, the webinars and virtual revision weeks meant I still felt well prepared for each exam.

 

Olivier Allec

First Officer for Globeair AG on citation mustang

Bristol Groundschool is an amazing school, you helped me so much to pass all my exams first time with an average pass rate of 93%.

Bristol Groundschool is an amazing school, you helped me so much to pass all my exams first time with an average pass rate of 93%.

The school is a really great place to come and study, the instructors are very good and interesting, highlighting all the right things. It is also a very pleasant environment too, where you can really focus on your lessons. I will be recommending Bristol GS to anyone who wants to pass their ATPL. The question bank is also great and always up-to-date.

Debbie Thomas

Second Officer easyJet

Being a working mum, re-training to become an airline pilot was something I knew would not be easy,…

Being a working mum, re-training to become an airline pilot was something I knew would not be easy, but after researching the modular route, I realised that it could be possible.

I found Bristol Ground School were local to me, so I went to visit them, and signed up for the ATPL course that week. The distance learning and week-long classroom courses at the end of each module fitted in very well with my other commitments. I found the iPad software and lesson format with regular tests to be a great way to absorb the information.

The Bristol Groundschool revision weeks were a great way to consolidate the information with very experienced and supportive teachers. I managed to do the course in 16 months, and went on do my CPL/MEIR shortly afterwards, and very soon after finished my training, I was offered a Second Officer position at Easyjet!. I am well into the line training at the moment and loving it.

Thank you to the BGS team for helping me through the course and making this possible!