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Richard Harper

There is no difference in the high quality of the BGS classroom tuition by attending the school or…

There is no difference in the high quality of the BGS classroom tuition by attending the school or joining the online classes; I have done both. The webinars and the flexible online revision options have meant I can complete my studies around my job and in my own home environment. The recorded webinars are a valuable resource to refer back to for detailed instruction at one’s own convenience, for previously viewed and interacted subject instruction.

The leading ATPL distance learning specialist

In operation for over 28 years, Bristol Groundschool (BGS) is Europe’s leading provider of modular distance learning courses for the EASA Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL) for fixed wing and helicopter pilots.

Our first-to-market, innovative and intuitive training materials have set the standard for ground school study in the aviation training market, with a proven success rate far in excess of traditional classroom-based or iPad-only learning.

Fully taught online

Developed during the coronavirus crisis, the BGS ATPL distance learning course offers the option as standard to participate in online webinars which cover the entire course, another 200 hours of training time available to enrich your distance learning experience. You can participate in the daily live webinars or view them later as recordings. We also schedule regular live online revision courses, attended ideally, just before your exams using the webinar format. This, combined with our computer-based training (CBT) software, ATPdigital, and the bgsonline question bank with its detailed explanations of exam questions means we offer a complete training solution comparable to, but much more flexible than, much more expensive ‘full-time’ courses. No-one misses out!

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The best online ATPL question bank – BGSonline

Why choose Bristol’s bgsonline?

  • Over 15,000 ATPL (A), ATPL (H) / IR, CPL (A) and IR multiple choice exam questions.
  • As an on-site EASA examination centre we have the benefit of regularly updating our question bank following student feedback.
  • Questions have detailed explanations and illustrations.
  • Practise exams and progress monitoring.

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What our students say:

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.

Nil Ganduxe

First Officer for MEDOPS, Air Nostrum (Iberia Regional)

I couldn’t recommend Bristol Groundschool enough – from the ATP digital software and the revision week, to the massive and really up-to-date question bank – bgsonline, the whole package together with the great support from the whole BGS team made it easier than I expected.

I couldn’t recommend Bristol Groundschool enough – from the ATP digital software and the revision week, to the massive and really up-to-date question bank – bgsonline, the whole package together with the great support from the whole BGS team made it easier than I expected.

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!

Jevan Burchell

First Officer Ryanair

Bristol Groundschool have created a fantastic learning facility and I really appreciated their time and support throughout my course. The instructors are brilliant.

I did my research on ground schools before choosing BGS and I definitely made the correct choice. You have created a fantastic learning facility and I really appreciate your time and support through the course. The instructors especially were brilliant. I am now working as a First Officer at Ryanair and loving it.