Please note, you MUST complete your Flight Assessment within 12 months of successfully completing your Theory Examination, otherwise, you will be charged for an additional Theory Examination prior to being able to undertake your practical test. This is a CAA Requirement.
When you have successfully completed your course, you will be awarded the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (your GVC), which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
The GVC qualification is the certificate you need if you want to get an Operational Authorisation from the CAA to fly drones up to 25 kg in built-up areas safely and legally. If you're interested in making money from drones, you should take the GVC because it is a widely recognised qualification throughout the industry to prove that you are a safe and competent drone pilot, who has undertaken professional training and proven their practical skills with a CAA approved Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE).
Having the GVC under your belt will enable you to appeal to the ever-increasing numbers of businesses looking to hire experienced & professional drone operators.
What to expect
How does the course work?
This is a completely unique, on-demand, video-based learning course which has been crafted to provide you with the same incredible learning journey we've become renowned for... But all from the comfort and safety of your own home!
Our Fast-Track GVC Drone course is taught by industry expert and UAVHUB CEO Matt Williams (Mr MPW) who will guide you through the learning process that will ultimately lead to you becoming a certified drone operator in the Specific Category!
How does the Online Examination Work?
When you have completed your E-Learning, you will be able to book in for your 'virtual closed book examination' using our dedicated online calendar-based booking system.
You will book a time slot to sit your examination online with a member of the UAVHUB team at a time that suits you.
Before taking the examination, you will be required to show your examiner around your workspace using your webcam so they can ensure that you have no reading materials and notes to hand.
The Examination is multiple-choice and it will be invigilated by an Examiner throughout.
A Desktop or Laptop with the Chrome Browser will be required to take the examination. You will not be able to take the examination using a Tablet device such as an iPad.
Essential Equipment Required for Examination
Desktop or Laptop
Internet Connection with a minimum of 2Mbs speed
How do Flight Assessments Work?
When you have completed your Theory Exam, you simply need to book your Practical Examination (Operational Evaluation) at one of our venues across the UK. This usually takes around 2 hours to complete.
Students need to provide their own drone and Flight Assessments are weather-dependent.
The Operations Manual
The final part of the GVC drone course is focused on the Operations Manual. You'll be sent a list of questions to complete detailing your planned operations, the answers to these questions are then used to create an operations manual bespoke and unique to you - The manual is usually delivered within 5 working days.
Frequently Asked Questions about the GVC Course...
Once I sign up, how long do I have to complete the training?!
You have 12 months from the date you purchase the course, to having to pass the Theory Examination however, many people complete everything (including their Examination) in 24-48 hours!
How many Mock Examinations are available?
When you join our course, you'll have access to an unlimited amount of Mock Examinations! Our Mock Examination System uses an ever-growing bank of questions and 'creates' a random Mock Examination for you each time you start a new Mock Exam. We've found that people taking the Mock Exam a number of times do VERY well in the Final Examination as they are fully prepared!
Are there any resit fees if I fail the Theory Examination?
No... We don't charge for resits (although it's VERY unlikely you won't pass with flying colours on the first attempt... We have a 99.9% first-time pass rate!)
What is the Pass-Mark for the Theory Examination?
The pass mark is 80% - the highest in the industry... We pride ourselves on this and the fact that UAVHub students are known for their 'better than average' understanding and knowledge. Don't worry about this though; our teaching means that you'll be easily able to achieve this, just like the thousands of other successful candidates who have gone before you!
Flight Test Venue(s):
When the time comes to complete your flight test, we have a number of locations throughout the UK.