Air League launches ATPL groundschool scholarship with Bristol Groundschool

Bristol GS scholarship

The Air League’s Groundschool scholarship was launched at Pilot Careers Live London 


The Air League and Bristol Groundschool have launched two brand new  groundschool scholarships which entitle the winners to half the cost of their ATPL(A) distance learning theory course.

The full cost of the course is £2,350 and includes:

  • ATPdigital CBT software which works on and offline and includes animated diagrams, videos and tests (available on PC, Mac and iPad)
  • Revision weeks (3 – 5 days) at Bristol Groundschool HQ in Clevedon near Bristol
  • 6 Accelerator days (2 per module)
  • 12 months’ free access to the Bristol Question Bank – BGS Online.

The scholarship winners will be responsible for finding the remainder of their fees (£1,175) which will be payable before the course materials are dispatched.

Please note that the following are not included in the scholarship:

  • CAA exam costs
  • Accommodation
  • Food during the mandatory revision weeks
  • Travel to the revision weeks
  • Jeppesen Student Pilot Route Manual
  • CRP-5 navigation computer with pen
  • Protractor, drawing set and calculator

To apply, you must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a member of The Air League (or be applying to be a member at the time of application for the scholarship). Join here
  • Air League membership is not restricted to UK citizens. However, you have to be resident in the UK
  • Awardees must attend their first revision week within 6 months of the scholarship being notified
  • Applicants for the Scholarship must already hold a PPL(A) or be able to show evidence they are able finance and complete their PPL training by the 24 June 2019, and will be able commence their ATPL groundschool within 6 months of being awarded the scholarship
  • Hold/ have confirmation from an AME that they are capable of obtaining a Class 1 Medical
  • Must be 18 or over
  • Academic qualifications – you’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs and two A-levels. The training requires a good level of understanding of maths and physics and so any qualifications that demonstrate this may be an advantage
  • Be able to meet the requirements for English language proficiency
  • Be happy to give back. All Air League Scholars and bursary holders in 2019 must commit to volunteering for at least two activities on the Air League’s behalf. This might be coming to help us at Air Shows or other events, going to your local school to talk about your experiences etc. We will be asking you to contribute in fun ways to help get more young people involved and excited about careers in aviation and aerospace plus at the same time, give you fantastic new opportunities to develop yourself and gain new friends and experiences.

Applications will not be accepted from individuals who have already commenced their training with Bristol Groundschool.

Selection Process

  • All application forms must be received by 2 June 2019. Apply here
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to take part in an interview w/c 17 June 2019
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 24 June 2019.
  • The selection panel also reserves the right to make no award if no suitable candidate is identified

Bristol Groundschool is also a CAA and Austro Control exam centre, so the exams can normally be taken the week following the revision weeks.

See for further details on all courses.