Courses and Seminars

The BGA runs various courses and seminars throughout the year.

Please note that the BGA does not run beginners  training courses; if you are interested in learning to fly gliders,  then you should make contact with your local club who will be delighted to advise and help.  You can find a club using our Club Finder.

Experienced pilots looking for Introductory Flight Pilot courses, or BI courses, or a Full Rating assessment, or MGIR assessment should discuss that with their CFI and contact their Senior Regional Examiner who can help identify the available support. If that is proving difficult, please contact the BGA office.


BGA Assistant Instructor Courses

Instructing is very rewarding – and great fun too! Training to become an instructor definitely improves flying skills and knowledge.

Find out more including dates on the Assistant Instructor Course webpage.


BGA Flight Instructor Coach Seminars

BGA Flight Instructor Coaches support others by providing club based coaching of instructors.

Find out more including dates on the BGA Flight Instructor Coach seminar webpage.


EASA FI and Examiner Refresher Seminars

A refresher seminar forms part of the EASA FCL FI(S) revalidation or renewal requirement.

Find out more including dates on the EASA FI and Examiner refresher seminar webpage.


Airworthiness Courses and Seminars

The BGA has designed a range of Airworthiness Courses, from Maintainer to ARC Signatory.

Find out more including dates on the Airworthiness courses and seminars webpage


Club Safety Officer Seminars

The BGA Safety Committee is running one day seminars to draw upon club and BGA experience to enhance the Club Safety Officer contribution to safety in club flying operations.

Find out more including dates on the Club Safety Officer seminars webpage