Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Wannabes Forums > Professional Pilot Training (includes ground studies)
Reload this Page >

What Ground School Provider to use for ATPL

Professional Pilot Training (includes ground studies) A forum for those on the steep path to that coveted professional licence. Whether studying for the written exams, training for the flight tests or building experience here's where you can hang out.

What Ground School Provider to use for ATPL

Old 5th Jan 2018, 19:58
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Luton
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What Ground School Provider to use for ATPL

Hi Guys,

Just putting out my feelers here.

I previously started (and didn't finish) ATPL ground school and am now looking to restart after multiple changes in personal circumstances...

Just wondering who people would suggest and if there are any schools to avoid.

I previously went with Bristol GS and was very impressed with them, however just wondering if there are any other opinions!

Thanks for any advice.
mstockwell100 is offline  
Old 6th Jan 2018, 13:36
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 60
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Personally speaking, Capt.GS and Bristol are both second to none. Phil or Alex should see you right. Good luck.
mftx7jrn is offline  
Old 6th Jan 2018, 14:19
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Oahu
Posts: 110
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
have you decided whether you will be studying at a ground school or distance learning?
if its the first have you thought about CAE Oxford..
r10bbr is offline  
Old 7th Jan 2018, 00:05
  #4 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Luton
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've contacted CAE, via email, no response, called and asked for a call back to discuss with a team member and am still waiting for the callback.... (2 months) was rather unimpresed... Maybe I've not been tenacious enough!?

I'm open to options (although not integrated/fulltime for longer than 6 months), but would most likely be distance learning due to current work commitments.
mstockwell100 is offline  
Old 7th Jan 2018, 10:28
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Spain
Posts: 165
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you had previously started with BGS do you not have access to the modules? If so it might be worth staying with BGS unless the modules "expire".
Jaair is offline  
Old 8th Jan 2018, 15:44
  #6 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Luton
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Negan

Thanks for the heads up on Cat3c.
Just given my current circumstances, I probably won't go with Bristol again, just because I would quite like smaller class sizes this time round... Thanks for the help guys
mstockwell100 is offline  
Old 8th Jan 2018, 20:20
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neither Here Nor There
Posts: 1,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cat3C have their ATO approval now and are looking to start in February 2018.
2close is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2018, 18:27
  #8 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Luton
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Keeflyer.

All fair points, I am active in the industry already and have had discussions with recruitment guys at the airline I work for. They've said that they do not select based on the school, (ATPL ground), so will base my decision on the quality of the material/the course layout/the quality of the instructors. I know Bristol tick a couple of the boxes there...

I'd suggest having a look at the website, but I think the layout (with 4 rather thant 2/3 sittings) could work in my favour... Just simply as I have probably one of the busiest summers I've ever had working and despite knowing my job pretty well, I think I'm likely to be tested....

The jury is still out and will make my decision in the next few days, but any further comments are encouraged.

I am keen to pursue smaller class size and as much flexibility as possible though, just given my own circumstances.

Cheers all, look forward to a few more opinions!
mstockwell100 is offline  
Old 9th Jan 2018, 19:48
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Neither Here Nor There
Posts: 1,121
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
While Cat3c is a new ATO and from some well known names in the industry, let's not lose sight of the fact that nobody has actually completed their ATPL course.
Really? They're starting their first ATPL course in February 2018 and nobody has completed one with them yet...and here's me thinking time travel was possible

In fact, they've got many decades of experience within the team, have been delivering non-approved supplemental training for over three years with a very high success rate, and have gone into the approved training organisation market in response to customer demand.

In any case, time will tell.
2close is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.