Bristol Groundschool and The Air League offer ATPL scholarship for two student pilots

April 30, 2019 | No Comments Sponsorship schemes, Training finance
Bristol Ground School ATPL scholarship

Bristol Groundschool and The Air League announced their new partnership based on the theoretical scholarship designed to people who dream about a career as a commercial pilot. Both of offered scholarships for 2 winners cover 50% of needed costs of the ATPL(A) distance learning theory course. Total costs count £2,350.

The scholarship involves:

  • ATPdigital CBT software with animated diagrams, videos and tests
  • Revision weeks (3 weeks, 5 days each) at Bristol Groundschool HQ in Clevedon near Bristol
  • 6 Accelerator days
  • Free access to the Bristol Question Bank – BGS Online for 12 months

Winners are supposed to pay £1175, the rest of their fees, before the course materials will be sent to the awardees. In addition, the participants has to defray at their own expense:

  • CAA exam expenditure
  • Accommodation and food
  • Commuting costs
  • A Jeppesen Student Pilot Route Manual
  • A CRP-5 navigation computer with pen
  • A protractor
  • Drawing set
  • Calculator

All applicants has to:

  • Be 18 and older.
  • Be a member of The Air League.
  • Be a citizen or a resident in the UK (read definition below this list).
  • Hold a PPL(A) or to prove the ability to complete the training by 24th June 2019 and start the ATPL groundschool within 6 months since being awarded the scholarship.
  • Hold Medical Class 1 or the AME confirmation of eligibility to gain it.
  • Have at least 5 GCSEs and 2 A-levels.
  • Be good at Maths and Physics.
  • Have the English language proficiency at Level 4 or higher i.e. to communicate understandable voice-only and face2face, be familiar with professional vocabulary and related topics accurately and be able to solve emergency work-related situation.
  • Stay in touch with The Air League and participate as a volunteer at minimum 2 activities on Air League’s behalf in 2019 like Air Shows or sharing your experience at your local school to spread an excitement among young people.
  • Attend the first revision week within 6 months since being awarded.

According to government guidance, to be classed as a UK resident, you must have spent 183 or more days in the UK in the current tax year, your only home must be in the UK and you must have owned, rented or lived in the home or at least 91 days in total and spent at least 30 days there in the current tax year.

People who have already started their training at Bristol Groundschool can’t be chosen as winners of the scholarship.

The deadline for all applications is 2nd June 2019. On the 17th June 2019, there will take place an interview for selected candidates. Successful candidates will be informed by the 24th June 2019. To apply, follow the instruction at The Air League website.

The Air League is a charitable organisation based in Westminster, London. The organisation was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1909, and is major provider of pilot scholarships in United Kingdom. To get involved, you have to become a member. The membership starts at £24 / year. The mission of The Air League is to excite young people’s interest in aviation. You can find all available scholarships at The Air League website.

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