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Adam Fox training to become a commercial pilot

Adam Fox

“The BGS online ATPL training course, including webinars and revision weeks provides students with maximum flexibility to train, at a time that best suits them.”

Bristol Groundschool came highly recommended from my flight school and their results speak for themselves.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak BGS has been very much on the ball and has switched their revision weeks online which has allowed me to continue studying.  They have now launched a completely online course which I think is a great way forward. It provides students with maximum flexibility to train, at a time that best suits them.  The learning material is excellent and the online webinars and revision weeks are run really well and are great for learning the subjects and building confidence prior to the exams.

As I am taking Austro exams its very reassuring to see that exams are already taking place at BGS again. Bristol were the last ATO offering exams before lock down and the first to restart.

World leading ATPL tuition  – For the pilots of tomorrow

The biggest dreams deserve the best support. Bristol Groundschool is a world leader in modular ATPL tuition for fixed wing and helicopter pilots. Our extensive and innovative suite of learning materials contains all the knowledge you need for success, allowing you to learn at your own pace and track your progress with ease. With the option for online-only tuition, you can choose to fit your studies around existing commitments too – no matter where you are in the world. We turn today’s students into tomorrow’s pilots. And we can do the same for you.

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Learn anytime, anywhere with online tuition

Thanks to our online learning resources, you can study your ATPLs with Bristol Groundschool from anywhere in the world. Tune in to daily live webinars hosted by our expert instructors. Or fit your learning around other commitments, with access to over 200 hours of pre-recorded webinars covering every corner of the ATPL syllabus. Throughout your studies you will have full access to our instructors for support when you need it. Live webinar attendance counts towards your classroom time requirement.

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Make learning memorable

Learning is easier – and more enjoyable – when the course materials are engaging. That’s why we have carefully created computer-based quizzes, videos and interactive diagrams that capture the imagination and make learning memorable. Just the way it should be. With ATPdigital you can track your expanding knowledge with progress charts. And download your course materials onto iPad or Windows and Mac laptops for flexible learning on the fly.


Get exam ready with BGSonline

Exams are nowhere near as daunting when you know what to expect. BGSonline is our proprietary database of more than 15,000 multiple choice ATPL exam questions. Updated regularly by our experts, it allows you to test your knowledge across the ATPL syllabus and generate mock exam papers – with questions backed up with explanations and diagrams. You get twelve months of complimentary access to BGSonline when you study for your ATPLs with Bristol Groundschool. Or take out a subscription on a one-off basis.

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Study on your own terms with Wings Alliance

We believe that flight tuition should be as accessible as possible to people who are able and ambitious to succeed. That’s why we founded Wings Alliance: a not-for-profit organisation that can help you plot your perfect study path. Whether you are keen to study in a certain location, want to fit your studies around your family or need to find the most cost-efficient route to qualification, we can use our global network to help you find the right path. Your studies, your way. Wings Alliance can even support students in finding their first airline job.

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What our students say:

Peter Wood

First Officer Wizz Air

I chose Bristol Groundschool because of its great reputation and I am very pleased I did. The instructors…

I chose Bristol Groundschool because of its great reputation and I am very pleased I did. The instructors are all industry experienced and the quality of teaching is excellent.  The computer based training material is of a high quality and includes tests all the way through to check your level of understanding. I passed all my exams first time.

Ben Bowker

Jet2 First Officer

Bristol really put together a fantastic package for the Revision Weeks with top notch instructors and great material, its then when everything really comes together.

Bristol really put together a fantastic package for the Revision Weeks with top notch instructors and great material, it’s then when everything really comes together.

I’m a huge advocate of the modular training route. Bristol Groundschool worked for me. The quality of their books, online training and question bank made it easier for me to organise my study and made it far less painful than it may otherwise have been if I had not studied with them. The modules were really well structured and the technical detail was made easy to understand.

When I got to the Revision Weeks, and I’m sure 99% would agree, Bristol really put together a fantastic package with top notch instructors and its then when it really comes together. By the end of the Revision Weeks you really are ready for the exams. A lot of hard work but quite enjoyable too.

After totting up my training cost from 0 – ATPL, I have spent around £40K which has been spread over a number of years, so for me, coming from what I would call an average financial background has been demanding yes, but achievable. Also, if you’re able to work alongside your training, any debts you do pick up will be able to be paid off far quicker, so you’re not having to wait until you start your first airline job before you begin to pay back any borrowed money.

Distance learning is hard enough so make sure you have the best materials, support and instructors and use a school, like Bristol Groundschool that has proven it works.

I started my pilot career with Jet2 as a pilot apprentice. That consisted of 12 months on the ground. The first 2 months were spent in various departments at the head office in Leeds, 2 months flying as cabin crew, then the remainder of the time working as a crew room assistant preparing flight paperwork for crews and looking after general logistics. After all of that Jet2 bonded my type rating on the Boeing 737-800 and I am now flying as a first officer based at Manchester.

The Jet2 Pilot Apprentice scheme is a fabulous opportunity for low hour pilots to get themselves involved in the industry. You have the opportunity to learn about all parts of the airline business and gain a good understanding of how each different department knits together to run a successful airline. All of that background information is particularly valuable when you finally get to fly in the right hand seat!

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!