ATPL THEORY - Distance Learning
ATPL theory has a rolling schedule, you can join any time.
We offer distance learning but also full time in-class theory read more here.
With distance learning you can progress at your own pace, using a state-of-the-art computer based training program ATPdigital from Bristol Groundschool which has been designed to split the subjects across three modules; each module has a distance learning phase followed by a instructor lead revision course at the school or via link just before your exams.
The purpose of these intensive revision days at the school is to consolidate your learning, correct any misunderstandings and prepare you for the exams. In addition to the revision sessions we run weekely live webinars that count toward your instructor lead theory. We also offer students the opportunity to study at the academy in study groups and instructors are always available during weekdays should you need extra support. Hard copy training manuals are also available as an optional extra.
Maths and Physics
Before you start the ATPL study, there is a module on Maths and Physics. This serves two purposes; first it is a refresher for you if you have not studied these subjects for a while. Secondly, it satisfies the regulatory requirement that we ensure your level of knowledge is sufficient for the remainder of the course. The Maths and Physics module is conducted in the CBT only and there are no EASA exams associated with it.
The the following subjects are divided over 3 ATPL modules:
010 – Air Law
021 – Airframe and Systems, Electrics, Power Plant and Emergency Equipment
022 – Instrumentation
031 – Mass and Balance
032 – Performance
033 – Flight Planning and Flight Monitoring
040 – Human Performance and Limitations
050 – Meteorology
061 – General Navigation
062 – Radio Navigation
070 – Operational Procedures
081 – Principles of Flight
092 – IFR Communications
100 – KSA Knowledge, Skills & Attitude
When you have completed each module you may attempt the PEXO examinations with a CAA Examiner. You must register with the CAA and we will help you with the registration. The examination will be done at the ATO. The exams fees are payable direct to the CAA. Please note that you must pass all exams within 18 months of your first exam sitting. You have a total of 6 sittings to pass all the exams and no more than 4 attempts at any one subject within those 6 sittings.
Be aware that all the lessons in ATPdigital must be completed before you can attend the in-class revision course or take the examinations. Progress is recorded through a series of short quizzes for each lesson (which require 100% to pass), as well as larger progress tests to conclude each significant section. ATPdigital automatically sends us the results and your progress.
ATPL Distance Learning Course Fees
To register for our ATPL(A) distance learning courses, simply complete our application form and mail it in. Payment is done by creditcard at the school or by banktransfer. The course fee is SEK 50 000*.
The CAA exam fees are not included in the cost of the course. The exams are SEK 400 per exam and will be billed by the CAA after we register you as a ATPL student at South Sweden Flight Academy.
* Once your registration has been processed and tuition is paid, a link to your digital learning materials will be immediately sent by e-mail and your GSPRM Jeppesen Student Route Manual is dispatched by courier to your address or to school for pick up. Shipping charges may apply if you choose to order hard copy training manuals.
10 - 13 months
Full time in-class ATPL theory
Distance learning is a very popular choice for ATPL theory but we understand it does not suit everybody and we offer in-class theory as well which includes 650 hours instructor lead training on campus.
We need a minimum of 7 students to run the course.