Course Overview

PPSC offer a full range of JAA approved courses:

Our Course Listings are always available and constantly updated with the newest dates and information.


Full-time Ground School Courses
PPSC continues its tradition of quality full-time ground school courses. Class sizes are restricted to ensure that a high level of personal supervision is maintained at all times. Students are expected to complete a certain amount of homework during the evenings, however the amount of work that is set for completion at weekends is kept to a minimum.

The Training Manuals used on our full-time ground school courses are identical to those used for the distance learning programme. This gives our students the flexibility to transfer from the distance learning programme into full-time ground school if they wish.

In view of the scope of the ATPL syllabus, we believe that most students would prefer to split the syllabus into two modules with each module leading to a two day examination sitting with the Civil Aviation Authority. The benefit of this is firstly to spread the workload and secondly to ease the cashflow!

The PPSC modules cover the same areas of the syllabus irrespective of whether you choose to study on a full-time ground school course or on a distance learning programme.

Ground school for Module 1 is 13 weeks duration whilst Module 2 runs for 10 weeks. Each Module is scheduled to finish shortly before an examination sitting with the Authority.


Distance Learning Courses
At PPSC, we recognise that the decision to study by distance learning methods is very much a personal choice, however thousands of students have made PPSC’s distance learning programme their choice. In addition, several Training Providers have chosen to integrate the PPSC Training Manuals into their own ATPL programmes, thus endorsing the quality of the PPSC product.

Developing a quality distance learning programme doesn’t happen overnight - the PPSC students of today benefit from our long experience in the home study market.

Our distance learning courses are completely self contained, and include all of the necessary texts, maps and charts, data sheets, navigation logs and so on. The Training Manuals are produced specifically for the JAA examination syllabus, and are promptly and fully revised whenever the need arises. The teaching material is fully illustrated and contains an abundance of worked examples, every effort is made to lead you step by step through the complexities of the syllabus.

Question papers that test and consolidate your knowledge of the syllabus support the PPSC Training Manuals. Through these question papers, our team of Ground Instructors monitors your progress through your training programme. Further support is at hand via the Internet, fax or just give us a call.


Short Revision Courses
In support of the distance learning programme, PPSC offers a 2 week revision course at the end of each Module of training. The revision courses enable the student to consolidate the knowledge gained during the distance learning phase and to gain valuable examination practice. Please be advised that attendance on a revision course is a mandatory condition of JAA Approved training.

Whilst our revision courses are designed primarily to support the PPSC distance learning programme, we welcome enquiries from all students who need help with their final revision.


Course Listings

JAA ATPL Module 1- 13 Week Course

Start Date
* Monday 2 July
Monday 3 September
* Monday 29 October

End Date
Friday 28 September
Friday 30 November
Friday 1 February '02

JAA ATPL Module 2- 10 Week Course

Start Date
* Monday 23 July
* Monday 22 October
* Monday 17 December

End Date
Friday 28 September
Saturday 5 January '02
Friday 1 March '02

JAA ATPL Module 1 Consolidation- 2 Week Course

Start Date
Monday 18 June
Monday 23 July
* Monday 20 August
Monday 17 September
Monday 22 October
Monday 19 November
*Monday 17 December

End Date
Friday 29 June
Friday 3 August
Saturday 1 September
Friday 28 September
Friday 2 November
Friday 30 November
Saturday 5 January '02

JAA ATPL Module 2 Consolidation- 2 Week Course

Start Date
Monday 18 June
Monday 23 July
* Monday 20 August
Monday 17 September
Monday 22 October
Monday 19 November
*Monday 17 December

End Date
Friday 29 June
Friday 3 August
Saturday 1 September
Friday 28 September
Friday 2 November
Friday 30 November
Saturday 5 January '02

Note: Additional courses may be programmed where sufficient demand exists. Remember to check our Web site for the latest news.