PPL Exams for Overseas Students
NOTICE: PPL examinations will be going online with the CAA early 2020. It is expected that further study and large expansion of syllabus (possibly including Commercial material) will cause both examination fees and study time to increase considerably.
Pass your exams with The Great Circle now to avoid these extra expenses and increase in study time. Courses are filling up quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment.
PPL Exams For Overseas Students
Our PPL Exams for overseas students is specifically designed for those whom English is not a first or native language. The course is identical in content to our standard 4 day PPL ground school course, except it is taught at a reduced pace to maximise your learning and enjoyment. Typically the course will take 5 to 7 days, depending upon your English speaking, reading and comprehension skills. Don’t worry, our staff are very patient, kind and experienced!
We have staff who specialise in teaching overseas students, either on a 1 to 1 basis, or in a group. We find group courses work better as you will not only have some company on the course, but you will also learn from your study partner also, sometimes they can more readily understand a concept and be able to translate it into your language to facilitate and maximise your learning.
For many years, we have had overseas students visit us from many countries across the globe, particularly Scandinavian Countries and the Netherlands. Come and stay with a friend and treat it like a fun working holiday! Many of our overseas students stay on an extra day or so, and visit other regions of the UK or do some flying in the local area!
Our courses also include a comprehensive training record, and in-depth liaison with your local authority, for examination and institution verification should this be required. We are used to dealing with many countries civil aviation authorities and their documentation. Please note that if you are training in Norway specifically, you may wish to read the following article: PPL Ground School for Norwegian Students. We also assist with finding you a hotel and your travel arrangements whilst visiting us in the UK.
9 PPL Courses & Exams: 5 to 7 days
• Air Law
• Operational Procedures
• Human Performance & Limitations
• Aircraft General Knowledge
• Principles of Flight
• Flight Performance & Planning
You will learn the key aspects of all the ground school theory subjects and appreciate why these subjects are a vital part of any pilots training. Contrary to popular belief, the subjects are not dry and boring. They are both interesting and thought provoking. A good understanding of all aspects of the PPL syllabus will stand you in good stead when you take to the skies with your friends and family.
All of our courses are delivered by extremely talented, patient and enthusiastic instructors who are both qualified teachers and professional pilots with a wealth of operational experience. We care about your needs and particular learning style. Ultimately we pledge to work with you for as long as it takes to get you through your examinations.
Our fabulous team have worked incredibly hard over the years and allow us to boast a 100% pass rate in all our PPL Ground School courses to date. If you don't pass, you are refunded or offered a free course! What have you got to lose?
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Think you live too far away from our training venue? Read our article 'Don't let distance stop you getting the best Ground School'.
We donate a proportion of your course fee to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Structured, high quality lectures covering all aspects of the PPL Aeroplane or Helicopter syllabus.
- Law & Ops
- Human Factors
- POF & AGK
- Nav & Flight Planning
Discounts for group bookings.