CAT I/II Courses

Modules & Subjects

Each CAT I/II distance learning course comprises four sub-modules.

Sub-module 1A

Sub-module 2A

General Navigation
Radio Navigation
Human Performance
Communications (VFR & IFR)

Aircraft General Knowledge
Instrumentation
Air Law

Sub-module 1B

Sub-module 2B

Meteorology
Mass & Balance
Flight Planning

Principles of Flight
Performance
Operational Procedures

The Process

Each student is provided with Padpilot Apple Books training material, which is considered to be the market leader in ATPL theoretical knowledge training material; and in which we have had more than a small part in the compilation.

The student works through the training material at his or her own pace and whilst doing so completes a series of progress tests and practice examinations. These are designed to test your knowledge at the appropriate stages.

During the first sub-module you will also register with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) via the Tasman e-examination system at https://sso.caa.co.uk/adfsweb/Register.aspx .

The CAA will notify us of your registration. We will approve you as one of our registered students, and authorise you to take EASA Part-FCL examinations.

As you near the end of the self-study phase you contact us and book on to a sub-modular, classroom ‘brush-up’ phase. The ‘brush-up’ is part of the regulated training and must be attended. Further, all progress tests must be completed prior to attending the ‘brush-up’.

You should book your examinations at this point. You can undertake examinations at any examination centre of your choice.

On completion of the ‘brush-up’ the student attends the examination centre to take the examinations booked. The results of the examination are notified to the student at the end of the week during which the examinations were taken. The results are entered into the CAA Tasman e-examination system, for viewing by Cat3C.

The Courses

CAT I

The Cat I course is the most basic form of modular, distance-learning course. Each student will receive:

• Padpilot Apple Books training material

• 4 x 5-day classroom ‘brush-ups’

• Administrative support

• Technical support

CAT II

The Cat II course is very similar to the CAT I course, and each student will receive:

• Padpilot Apple Books training material

• 4 x 5-day classroom ‘brush-ups’

• 4 x 2-day classroom subject specific tutorials, one per module

• Administrative support

• Technical support

CAT III Courses

The Cat III course is a ‘full-time’ classroom course, designed to supplement your studies with a wide range of classroom tuition.

Each student will receive:

• Padpilot Apple Books training material

• 1 x 5-day ‘Core Topics’ phase, at the commencement of the first module

• 86 x days subject specific classroom tuition

• 4 x 5-day classroom ‘brush-ups’

• Administrative support

• Technical support

You also have the option to add on the EFIS-FMS and MCC modules.

EFIS-FMS Module

• 1 x ½ day aircraft automation classroom lesson

• 4 x hours of solo simulator time with instructor

MCC Module

• 1 x ½ day of ‘Introduction to MCC’ classroom lesson

• 4 x hours of dual simulator time with instructor – 2 hours Pilot Flying and 2 x hours as Pilot Not Flying