Why join us?

Students take in more knowledge when the learning materials are engaging.

That’s why we have built our computer-based training software, ATPdigital, to inspire thought and encourage a deeper understanding of each topic.

Backed up and continuously updated by our in-house team of experienced instructors, ATPdigital provides your students with an immersive and engaging learning experience.

We are so confident in our learning platform that we will give you a free demo to try for yourself.

Aviation Theory Training Materials available for

ATPL(A & H)  │  CPL(A & H)  │  IR  │  CB-IR  │  BIR  │  PPL(A)  │  ATPL Conversion


Why choose Bristol Groundschool?

Bristol Groundschool’s pilot theory training software ATPdigital

✓ Intuitive computer-based learning software ATPdigital

✓ Animated diagrams, videos & continual testing

✓ 12 months access to our question bank BGSonline (excluding PPL)

✓ Continually updated by BGS’s team of instructors

✓ Backed up by our powerful admin and reporting system

✓ Ability to monitor student progress, individually and by student group

✓ Easily set tests and exams for students

✓ Download ATPdigital onto PC, Mac or iPad

✓ Bespoke syllabus and branding for your school’s needs

✓ We are 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.

✓ Our learning materials covers the whole ATPL/CPL syllabus and is suitable for integrated, modular and even home learning

Contact our partner school team to get your free demo of our training software ATPdigital


What does our training package include?

For your students

ATPdigital e-learning software

Students are guided through their studies step-by-step, with illuminating learning content that helps build a greater understanding of the complex theoretical concepts related to aviation training.

Built-in tests 

There are hundreds of quizzes and progress tests throughout the course material to help ensure students have a complete understanding of each subject. Test results show instantly and are displayed on the student’s dashboard with a view of their course progress.

Practice exams 

Students can choose to set a short exam, or a timed exam themselves which contains the number of questions that appear in the official exam. 

ATPdigital can be downloaded onto PC, Mac or iPad 

The App works online and offline from anywhere, syncing progress over WiFi.

Question bank – Each of your students will receive a free 12 month subscription to BGSonline (worth £160/€187)

This will assist students in revising for their exams. BGSonline includes over 15,000+ questions with the ability to filter questions by subject, topic or keyword.

New optional extra – BGS Webinar Library subscriptions for your students

Access to over 200 hours of pre-recorded classroom teaching on ATPL and CPL topics, see below to find our more.


For your school and instructors

A powerful web-based admin system which allows you to:

 – Track student performance allowing you to monitor their progress as they progress through their modules.

 – Create tests and mock exams for individuals or a group of students by topic/subject.  These can be sent to the students’ App or printed off.

Creation of a bespoke syllabus for your school 

This enables your staff to teach the subjects in any order they wish. Our software works around you.

Courseware developed and updated by our experienced instructors

We write our own course materials that covers all the UK CAA and EASA Learning Objectives.

Creation of bespoke school branding for the ATPdigital CBT software

A set of ATPL(A) classroom presentation PowerPoint slides (excluding Communications).

Complimentary copies of ATPdigital for your staff

Enables staff to see what the students are using, and also prepare classroom materials.

Account manager

Your school will be fully supported by our account manager and backed up by our world-class technical and instructor team.


New optional extra to our training package

BGS Webinar Library Subscription

Access over 200+ hours of recorded classroom presentations (recorded webinars) on each of the 13 ATPL subjects.

Watch over 200+ hours of recorded classroom sessions (recorded webinars) presented by our team of instructors with a 12 month subscription to BGS Webinar Library.

BGS Webinar Library is regularly updated with new videos on ATPL and CPL subjects and is the perfect tool for exam revision.

Subscriptions can be purchased individually by your student from our website here or you can contact our training team to add BGS Webinar Library subscriptions to your training package.

Also available, the BGS approved ATPL course

We’re able to offer your school a complete 100% online ATPL theory training course using our team of experienced instructors – leaving you to focus on the flight training.

This can be delivered under your, or our, approvals, and includes access to BGS Webinar Library and:

  • Online revision courses are also available for your students to brush up on their knowledge before they sit their exams.
  • This option enables your students to complete their ATPL theory, in their own country and/or at your school.


Discover why 100+ schools use Bristol Groundschool as their training material provider

Included Standard PPL Package PPL Plus Package Standard Package


Premium Package


Computer-based training software, ATPdigital
Download ATPdigital on to PC, Mac and iPad
Progress tests and examinations
Interactive lessons, diagrams and animations
Account manager support
Free demo of ATPdigital for your staff to try
Your school’s branding on ATPdigital
Free technical support
Free bespoke syllabus for your school
Access our Management Reporting System
Free ATPdigital accounts for your staff
Free 12 month subscription to BGSonline, for each of your students
ATPL(A) classroom presentation PowerPoint slides (excluding Communications)
200+ hours of recorded ATPL/CPL classroom sessions for your students
No set-up costs


But don’t just take our word for it…

“We have been a partner of Bristol Groundschool since we opened our flight school in 2009.

We chose to use their training material because of their reputation in the industry and also personal knowledge of their system. Based on our experience and student exam results, we are very happy and will continue to choose Bristol GS for our students!

We highly recommend flight schools to partner with Bristol Groundschool and use their high-quality training material.

Isabella Herl, Skyflight Air Academy


“I changed to Bristol Groundschool and my TKIs have been most complimentary. They love the graphics and videos in the CBT, which make difficult and confusing subjects exceptionally clear.

I have also had excellent feedback from students. As CTKI I have also had superb backup from the technical team at BGS. Any queries have always been resolved very speedily.

To sum up, I would not hesitate to recommend BGS to any ATO.”

Alastair Stevenson, Booker Aviation


“The trust our company has shown over the years in BGS is a strong indicator of the high quality of BGS’s products and services – from computer-based and printed training materials through to interactive videos and sample exams. BGS’s support and guidance has been thorough and timely, whether for day-to-day inquiries or more significant issues.

We would highly recommend BGS to any future client. They have provided the resources and expertise to successfully meet our requests on every occasion.”

Christina Eleni Christa, Global Aviation SA, Greece


“We had the opportunity to run a few courses requiring training material from various providers. I am not exaggerating, saying that BGS has been the best by far!

To start with the material is of high standards and so far has been easy for our instructors to explain and for our students to understand. The application is user friendly, and until now we had no issues working with it.

Finally, I would say the most important aspect of BGS service, is the support we have received from your organization, and especially from you. All our requests and questions have been answered clearly, and promptly no matter if it was a bank holiday or out of office hours.

Your professional attitude has created a comfortable environment for us as we feel fully supported by BGS.”

Christos Tsitsos, Head of Training, Crew Academy


“In 2020, Malta School of Flying entrusted Bristol Groundschool to provide ATPL theoretical material for our advanced student pilot cadets. Since partnering with BGS, our TKIs and students have only given praise regarding the quality of the material and the presentation style of the lessons. BGS has maintained a professional after-sales service, always ensuring that we as an ATO and our students are satisfied. Their technical support team have also always assisted with any matter that arose.

I would have no hesitation in recommending BGS to any ATO that would be looking for a professional, friendly and dedicated group of people to provide them with a first class service for their ATPL students.”

Cormac O’Scanaill, Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor, Malta School of Flying


Iroise Aero Formation

We love the material you provide for the students and for the instructors. They are both amazing !

Pierre-Emmanuel Delamaire, Iroise Aero Formation




Contact Us Today and Start Your Free Demo

Please note that the free demo of our ATPdigital software is only available for ATO’s and Flight Schools. For individual student training enquiries, please click here.

To request your free demo of our software, or to ask a question, please complete the form at the bottom of this page. We’ll contact you to create your demo account of our ATPdigital software so that you can begin reviewing right away. We will also provide you with access to our Management Reporting Admin system.

Find out why Bristol Groundschool supplies more flight schools worldwide with ATPL theory materials than any other ground school. Please complete the form below or email schools@bristol.gs



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