PPL (Aeroplanes) Theoretical Knowledge Full Ground Course, comprehensive package, Computer Based Training (CBT), Online Ground School (EASA / UK)

Login here to start studying from home the EASA / UK CAA PPL(A) Online Ground School using our modern distance learning platform.

Our PPL course can be studied 100% online, full or part-time, from anywhere in the world.


Course Requirements

  • You must complete the personal details compliance section before proceeding with the course. This is part of our regulatory approval.
  • You must complete 70 hours of self-study on the approved programme before attending 30 hours Ground School element, delivered over ZOOM.

PPL(A) Course Syllabus

There are nine (9) subjects in the PPL(A) theoretical training syllabus, as follows: -

  • Air Law
  • Operational Procedures
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Communications
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Planning & Performance
  • Principles of Flight

EASA/UK PPL Ground School - distance learning (online) 

Fly EPT Spain has organised PPL(A) theoretical ground school training for the nine (9) exams through Cranfield Aviation Training School, an EASA and UK CAA approved ATO that offers students the opportunity to complete the course using our online self-study CBT. Distance learning allows you to study from home, in your own time, at your own pace, around your own schedule.

The PPL online ground course comprises 100 hours mandatory training all recorded on your personal course timer. You are required to undertake 70 hours of self study home modules, followed by 30 hours of ground school 'brush up' study with your classroom attendance now delivered via CATS TV over live video-linked ZOOM, which means you can remain at home for the entire course. 

The 4-day ground school is scheduled just prior to test date and essentially involves going through the European Central Question Bank (ECQB) and recent mock exam papers, wading through questions likely to come up.

You can then visit any Austro Control GmbH test center and take all nine (9) PPL exams. 

By the time you arrive at Fly EPT Spain, you'll be ready to complete the practical flight training with no restrictions.

PPL(A) Course Media - Computer Based Training

PPL course options range from an online web-based training system to the printed key facts book series. The materials are designed to prepare you for the PPL brush-up Ground School. 

New Digital Online PPL Study Guides

Subscribing to Fly EPT Spain's online PPL ground course includes access to the COMPLETE set of PPL Digital Study Guides produced in the UK by Cranfield Aviation Training School (CATS). These up-to-the-minute theoretical knowledge study guides offer a cost effective, concise, relevant and modern approach to learning all of the theoretical knowledge in accordance with the UK and EASA Part-FCL PPL Syllabus. The Digital versions of the PPL Study Guides covers all the EASA and UK CAA Learning Objectives and important key facts which are highlighted in colour throughout. Includes: Self assessment questions and an Indices.


  • Full Web-Based-Training 18 month access, including online Study Guides, Overview Slides, Question Bank and Progress Tests
  • One 5
  • 4-day Ground School via CATS TV
  • A complete set of nine (9) CATS PPL Study Guides in digital format
  • An online CAA Document Library (Including CAP696, CAP697, CAP698 and CAP758)
  • A course completion certificate if all progress tests are passed


  • The cost to sit the PPL exams
  • A CRP-1 or CRP-5 Computer
  • Accommodation for PPL exams (available locally from £60 per night. Contact our CFI to make a reservation)
  • Box shown for Illustrative purposes only. No box will be shipped.

PPL Exams - What to expect

The PPL theory examination comprises all nine (9) required subject papers. Each PPL exam consists of between 12 and 20 questions. More details here. There are a total of 132 multiple-choice questions in the nine (9) tests. The minimum pass mark in each subject is 75%. In the case of a negative result in one subject, the exam can be repeated on the next working day at the earliest, provided there is free capacity in the examination room. After your first attempt all examinations must be passed within 18 months, calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the applicant first took the exam. You can take each test 4 times from a maximum of 6 attempt sittings in total. If you fail to pass within, you will have to re-do the whole study preparation but this is unheard of. You will pass. Once you pass all your theoretical knowledge examinations, it will be valid for 24 months within which time you will have to finish your practical flight training and pass the PPL flight skill test, or you will have to re-sit all 9 exams again.

PPL Exam Cost

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The price of the ground course does not include the cost to sit the exams.

Student pilots can sit the EASA PPL exams at any Austro-Control GmbH test centre.

The price to sit the PPL exams can vary widely from one country to the next, anything up to €80/exam in Jordan. In Prague its €26/exam. 

In Luton, UK, you can sit the EASA exams with Austro-Control for £35/exam (£315 total) and the UK CAA exams for £45/exam (£405 total).

However, Fly EPT Spain has secured a discounted corporate rate for only £14/exam at the test centre in Luton. Students can sit all nine (9) PPL exams on the same day for only £126. The price is secured at the time of PPL ground school enrolment. You book the examination date whenever you're ready to take the test. 

PPL exams can be sat at our main base of operation in Son Bonet Airport (LESB), Palma de Mallorca. Although do note a local €50/exam Spanish tax is levied on top of the test price in Palma. It’s preferable that you sit and pass the exams back home before arriving in Palma.

Other countries where you can sit the PPL exams include Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, USA, UK and Ukraine.  You can download the full detailed list here: -

PPL Examination Dates

The following dates are confirmed for PPL Austro-Control GmbH examinations in:-

Luton - 110, Butterfield Great Marlings, Luton LU2 8DL, UK

  • 25, 26, 27 Jan 2023
  • 22, 23, 24 Feb 2023
  • 29, 30, 31 March 2023
  • 26, 27, 28 April 2023
  • 24, 25, 26 May 2023
  • 28, 29, 30 June 2023
  • 19, 20, 21 July 2023
  • 23, 24, 25 Aug 2023
  • 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Sept 2023
  • 23, 24, 25 Oct 2023
  • 22, 23, 24 Nov 2023
  • 20, 21, 22 Dec 2023

Pre-PPL Exam ‘Brush Up’ Course (ZOOM)

  • 16-20 Jan 2023
  • 20-24 Mar 2023
  • 15-19 May 2023
  • 10-14 July 2023
  • 18-22 Sept 2023
  • 13-17 Nov 2023

Note:  Certain nationals visiting the UK may require a Visitor Visa. 

Check if you need a UK Visa here

UK Visa details here

PPL Exams - Application to Register for PPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

To register for the PPL theoretical knowledge examinations, PPL ground school students are required to complete the registration form below and return it to us, ideally 21 days before the exam date.

A new examination application form must be prepared before every sitting.  

Austro-Control GmbH can only allocate a confirmed examination appointment date after receiving approval by the responsible flight school (ATO).

So kindly send the completed application form to CFI@flyEPTspain.com and we will arrange to have the form signed off by the ATO's Head of Training / Chief Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (CTKI) before final submission.

The original signed application form copy and the confirmation receipt must be presented when entering the examination centre, along with a valid official photo ID (e.g. passport) that can prove the applicant’s identity. Without this, it is not possible to take the test. If you arrive late, you will lose your right to sit the exam place reserved for you. If you are unable to attend, please cancel an appointment at least 48 hours in advance.