CAA Exams

Jonethan Griffin

The Bristol Groundschool webinars are second to none. The development of the distance learning model for ATPLs to a hybrid between integrated and distance learning has really filled a gap in the market.

The Bristol Groundschool webinars are second to none. The development of the distance learning model for ATPLs to a hybrid between integrated and distance learning has really filled a gap in the market.

Being able to access and learn the complete course in such a flexible and user friendly way has been crucial for me, whilst trying to balance a 60 hour working week, 2 children and a partner at university! Thank you BGS, I will be forever in your debt.

Aviation Theory Tuition – For the Pilots of Tomorrow

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

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 for online-only tuition including live webinars, 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.

 


Smarter Materials for Aviation Training Organisations

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.

Let’s train tomorrow’s pilots together.

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BGS Webinar Library – ATPL and CPL Webinar Subscription

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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Study on your own Terms with Wings Alliance

Wings Alliance: a not-for-profit organisation that can help you plot your perfect study path.

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:

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.

Matthew Ross

Bristol Groundschool is a great choice for students. It provides you with maximum flexibility to study around your family and work commitments and you don’t need to travel and incur those extra expenses.

The new completely online training option at Bristol Groundschool is a great choice for students.

It provides you with maximum flexibility to study around your family and work commitments and you don’t need to travel and incur those extra expenses.

Bristol were the last ATO offering exams before lock-down and the first to restart.

Without the webinars, online revision courses and help from fantastic instructors I would never have done so well in my exams. With their help, I finished my ATPL’s on the first sitting when BGS re-opened.

I have now completed my studies, all whilst working full-time in Flight Operations. Well done BGS for leading the way again.

Hanna Kerr

First Officer Loganair

From start to finish, Bristol Groundschool is a fantastic school to do ATPL’s with. The course material is…

From start to finish, Bristol Groundschool is a fantastic school to do ATPL’s with. The course material is easy to use, very well explained and thought of. The brush up courses though are the best thing about Bristol. You meet great people and are taught by knowledgeable and interesting instructors.

There were times I would study at home for hours not understanding something, then at the brush up, the amazing instructors would have me understanding it in half an hour.  Above all, the support Bristol give through a very hard course is wonderful, there is always someone there to help should you, if you need it.

I would highly recommend training for ATPL’s with them.

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.