CAA Exams

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.

BGS Austro Exams 2021 still running – A negative PCR Covid-19 test within 72 hours is required for sitting exams at BGS

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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Live interactive webinars

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.

Upcoming live webinars

Meteorology – Atmosphere: Composition, Heat, Moisture, Lapse Rates, Wednesday 24th February

General Navigation – Equations, Thursday 25th February

Air Law – Part 1, Friday 26th February

Air Law – Part 2, Monday 1st March

Instrumentation – Pressure Instruments, Tuesday 2nd March

Instrumentation – Temperature, Wednesday 3rd March

Meteorology – Winds, Jetstreams, Standing Waves, Thursday 4th March



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 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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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:

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.

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.

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.

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.