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.

BGS Austro Control & UK CAA  – A negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours is required for sitting exams at BGS

World leading Aviation theory tuition  – For the pilots of tomorrow

Bristol Groundschool offer UK CAA & EASA approved ATPL, CPL, IR and PPL theory training solutions.

The biggest dreams deserve the best support. Bristol Groundschool is a world leader in modular 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.

Student testimonials


Webinar teaching

Learn anytime, anywhere with live interactive tuition and a library of pre-recorded webinars

Thanks to our online learning resources, you can study your course with Bristol Groundschool from anywhere in the world. Tune in to daily live webinars hosted by our expert instructors. You can fit your learning around other commitments, with access to over 200 hours of pre-recorded webinars, in addition to the live webinars, covering every corner of the ATPL, CPL & IR syllabus. For a full list of our pre-recorded webinars visit our webinars page.  Throughout your studies you will have full access to our instructors for support when you need it.

Upcoming live webinars

Aircraft General Knowledge – Brakes, Wheels and Tyres, Thursday 15th April



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.

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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, CPL & IR exam questions. Updated regularly by our experts, it allows you to test your knowledge across the whole 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 course 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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Smarter materials for Aviation Training Organisations

You want to provide quality, up-to-date learning materials for your students. Come and see why Bristol Groundschool is the market-leading provider of ATPL training materials to ATOs around the world.

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What our students say:

Edoardo Minuto

First Officer, Vietnam Airlines

The ATPL distance learning course with Bristol was amazing. I passed all my theory exams first time, with an average score of 92%+!!!

Your fame precedes you, and I had no doubt for a moment about where I would do my ATPL theory courses. The distance learning with Bristol was amazing, the online question bank was even then ahead of its time and the brush-up courses just helped to complete an excellent preparation. I passed all my theory exams first time, with an average score of 92%+!!!

I completed my CPL/IR and MCC, and after a thorough selection process, I joined the cadet program of Vietnam Airlines in September 2015 and I am now proudly working as a First Officer for Vietnam Airlines.

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.

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.

Andreas Rosboch

Second Officer, Cathay Pacific, based in Hong Kong.

The training at Bristol Groundschool and the quality of ATPdigital is outstanding. The trainers are excellent and they know what they need to do for you to pass.

I chose Bristol Groundschool over competing courses because of the excellent reviews online and not offering discounts to lure people in. The training at Bristol Groundschool and the quality of ATPdigital is outstanding. I still use the books for revision. The trainers are excellent and they know what they need to do for you to pass.

If you think you’ve studied enough, study another 10%. This will make all the difference. That holds true at the airlines as well.