EASA CPL (A) Theory Course

As the pilot in command, aircraft may be flown in the commercial sector that are categorised as a single pilot aircraft. These are usually aeroplanes up to 5.7 tons, which are propeller driven.

In order to be allowed to fly helicopters, which are defined as single pilot helicopters by their approval, as the responsible pilot, you also need a CPL.

Cranfield Aviation Training School

Before the Courses


You can find the checklist here with all of the necessary documents for registering.

Course of Training

As part of the training, 13 subjects must be passed at EASA CPL level. For each module a self-study time of 3 months is envisaged (with 15 hours per week). For self-study, students are able to use our web-based training (WBT) system or the study guides. Each module is finished with a week of on-site lessons in our training centre in Dortmund. After students have successfully completed the Progress Tests, participated in the on-site lessons and successfully passed the School Exam, then student can go for examination at the competent authority. Examinations can be divided into a maximum of 6 sittings. Each subject can be attempted a maximum of 4 times.

The pass rate for this course has been 100% in recent months. Find more information in our brochure.DOWNLOAD [PDF 6 MB].

On-site Lessons and dates

The dates for the on-site lessons can be found in the menu under EASA Training Programmes/Dates.

Our Course Modules

Aviation Law & ATC Procedures

Stage 1

• Air Law
• Operational Procedures
• Communications
• Human Performance

Principles of flight

Stage 2

• Principles of Flight
• Performance
• Flight Planning
• General Navigation
• Mass + Balance

Aircraft General Knowledge

Stage 3

• Aircraft General Knowledge
• Instruments
• Radio Navigation

After the Course

Practical Training

Our company is comprehensively approved as an EASA Training Institution by the German CAA (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt) and the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZFU). Students can complete the practical training at any EASA certified flight school.