PPL / LAPL Classroom Groundschool

LAPL / PPL Classroom Groundschool

If you are not interested in our distance learning options, and instead prefer the classroom environment, we also offer a classroom groundschool for trainee pilots looking to understand the theory and complete their CAA PPL examinations.

This is not just a simple brushup, but instead intended to arm you with sufficient theory knowledge to help blend with your practical flight training, improve overall knowledge and pass the UK CAA PPL examinations.

We use experienced groundschool instructors and keep small student class sizes to help ensure you experience a free and open learning environment. We will cover the content, integrating important pilot soft skill sets and providing practice for any exams.

What is included

The course includes:

  • 10 weeks, 3 days per week 6pm-10pm, of Classroom sessions with an instructor (See course dates below for which days of the week)
  • 9 x Pre exam Knowledge Checks
  • 9 x UK CAA PPL Exams (1st Attempt)
  • 3 x months access to the SkyLearner online System, including learning material, solutionbank, and tests.
  • Radio Telephony License theory and Practical oral Test
  • Visit to Ulster Aviation Society during subject of AGK

Time & Location

Our classroom based groundschool courses are run from our dedicated training rooms in Carrickfergus. The LAPL & PPL classroom course takes place in our DeHavilland Training Room

SkyLearner Aviation
DeHavilland Training Room
Suite 9, Carrickfergus Enterprise Building
Co. Antrim
BT38 8YF


Booking DepositNon-Refundable and taken at booking£99
Instalment 1Due on day of course start£389
Instalment 2Due on the 1st week of course month 2£389
Instalment 3Due on the 1st week of course month 3£389

A non-refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking to secure your place. This will then be followed up with 3 x monthly payments to help spread the cost of your course.

The course payments are payable by:

Getting to the Training Room

By Car

We offer free onsite car parking

By Train

The nearby “Troopers Lane” train station has regular services operated by Translink and is a 10 minute walk from the training rooms

By Bus

There is a nearby stop allowing a 10 minute walk to the training rooms.

Available Classroom Course Dates

Starting 06th Feb 2023
Mon,Tues,Wed 6pm-10pm



*Deposit Only

  • LAPL / PPL Course
  • Classroom Course
  • Carrickfergus, NI

Starting 21st June 2023
Wed, Thur, Fri 6pm-10pm



*Deposit Only

  • LAPL / PPL Course
  • Classroom Course
  • Carrickfergus, NI

Starting 25th Sep 2023
Mon, Tues, Wed 6pm-10pm



*Deposit Only

  • LAPL / PPL Course
  • Classroom Course
  • Carrickfergus, NI
Got a question?

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All existing SkyLearner students are welcome to signup for the classroom groundschool.

You will receive a reduced price due to your subscription of:

  • £1,099 – For the full course
  • Discount of £100 for any already passed subjects

You must also maintain your subscription throughout the course via the regular monthly payments.

To benefit from this reduced offer you must have been an active SkyLearner Subscriber for a period of 3 full months, prior to groundschool course commencement.

The total price is also spread over 3 payments.


SkyLearner now offers in person knowledge checks and exams most Fridays at this venue.

Please contact helpdesk@skylearneraviation.com.

Yes this course includes a first attempt at your UK CAA examinations, regardless of which UK flight school you attend, these will be valid for the issuance of your LAPL / PPL, when combined with your flight training.


The charges include sitting exams at the a SkyLearner exam venue only, if you wish to sit at your local training organisation additional exam fees may apply, as charged by them.

Yes you can, please email us at helpdesk@skylearneraviation.com, to provide us with more details, we will need to know:

  • What exams are remaining?
  • The number of attempts of the outstanding exams (If attempted)
  • Where you completed your other exams

Any price reduction will also be discussed at this point, we currently offer £100 discount on the total price for any exams already completed and passed.

SkyLearner Aviation is a fully Approved UK CA Approved Training Organisation (ATO), we specialise in pilot groundschool and theory, because knowledge and understanding have a heavy impact on overall pilot Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes, promoting flight safety.

This course will be taken by one of our SkyLearner Theory Knowledge Instructors, who all have flight instruction or airline training experience, and are used to training for pilot groundschool.

We provide free tea and coffee only, however, you are free to bring along a sandwhich or meal to eat during the session break.

We are not fussy, but we ask that you ensure anything you are wearing is not offensive to other students, including any slogans on T-shirts.

To help with our students’ cashflow, we spread the course payments. The deposit is paid at signup to secure your place, however, the remaining balances are paid by card or bank transfer, and are due on the first week of each month of the 10 week course.

Yes. At SkyLearner we fully embrace online learning, its mainly what we do.

As a SkyLearner student you will get access to our great online learning material, interactive videos, solutionbank and practice questions, alongside all our other students who pay for our monthly distance learning solution.

If you would also like to experience this groundschool as a live session, we will be streaming these live, to those who sign up to the full groundschool course.