PPL e-Exams: All you need to know!

PPL  e-Exams

The new PPL e-Exams replaced the traditional paper-based PPL exams on the 5th of October 2020.

They are now taken online with your chosen training provider at their facility, you do not need to attend a specialist CAA test centre as you would for the professional ATPL exams.

Myth Buster!

You do NOT have to sit your exams where you are currently doing your flight training, you can login to your CAA customer portal and select The Great Circle to come and sit your PPL e-Exams.

You can sit your PPL e-Exams during one of our 5-day PPL theory fast-track courses. Alternatively, you can just use us as a friendly test centre to come and sit your exams when your school says you’re ready.

Why you should choose us to sit you PPL e-Exams

We’re cheaper than most schools for starters. Some training providers are charging between £70 and £90 per exam! We charge £40 per PPL e-Exam. They’re free if you enrol on one of our 5-day PPL theory courses.

Our price includes light refreshments, an invigilator, and a friendly examiner to provide advice and feedback at the end of your exam no matter what. Some schools don’t even provide an invigilator and keep you waiting for feedback from an examiner. Imagine if you had to appeal a question or something went wrong with the system? It could mean having to re-sit your exam(s). It’s simply money down the drain if there’s no one supervising you or providing feedback afterwards. We provide immediate feedback right after your exam. No waiting, no fuss!

Our venue is in the beautiful idyllic town of Harrogate in a stunning Victorian period building. It’s a fabulous place to go out and celebrate after you’ve passed your exams with its myriad of upmarket bars and restaurants. Our training facility is large, bright, friendly, and quiet. No noisy aeroplanes taking off and landing. We have state of the art ICT with super-fast broadband, all the equipment you require for your exams and as much tea, coffee, and chocolate as you can drink and eat!

Remember, you do NOT have to sit you PPL e-Exams with your flight training provider, you can come to The Great Circle for your PPL theory training and/or PPL e-Exams only. Your flight training school have nothing to worry about, we’re not trying to poach you!

For those of you that are new to the world of PPL e-Exams, here is some useful information regarding making an account with the CAA and accessing the customer portal:

CAA Customer Portal information

What are you waiting for? Book you PPL e-Exams with us today! It’s as simple as calling or emailing us first, and then sending us a training link request through your CAA customer portal.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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PPL e-Exams

Take your PPL e-Exams now at our friendly test centre in Harrogate!


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Take our 5-day Fast Track PPL Ground School, and get all your exams free of charge!

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