How to Study


As is often the case, you can make life easy, or you can make life difficult for yourself.

We have an in-depth understanding of the level and type of knowledge required for each of the subjects you need to study for your goal.

There are also other constraints that need to be taken into consideration, that are explained on our Requirements page, around timescales within which you need to pass all exams, and the re-sit restrictions.

The amount of knowledge you need to assimilate is dependent upon the subject in question. Some subjects also compliment each other, so studying them in a certain order can be beneficial from both a learning convenience and understanding perspective.

Taking all these factors into account, along with our knowledge of training and learning abilities, we highly recommend you take note of our suggested study guide and exam sitting strategy below to assure yourself every chance of success.


PPL(A) Licence

Study Order Course
1 Air Law & ATC Procedures
2 Operational Procedures
3 Aircraft General Knowledge
4 Principles of Flight
5 Meteorology
6 Human Performance & Limitations
7 Navigation
8 Communications Written (*)
9 Flight Performance & Planning

* There is also a Communications Practical (Oral) Exam with a Radiotelephony Examiner. You will need to have a separate revision/preparation session for this exam. Easy PPL Ground School has a 100% success rate for candidates they prepare, so we recommend you contact them for this revision session!. To book your preparation/revision session with Easy PPL Ground School, visit their Easy PPL Online Shop, select the "Easy PPL Communications Practical Exam Preparation" item and they will contact you to arrange suitable dates and times to prepare you.


IMC-IR(R) Rating

Study Order Course
1 IMC-IR(R) (Written Exam)

All Other Courses

Study Order Course
1 As Appropriate for the course