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    Online GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) Drone Course

    Why Should You Take The GVC?

    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. 

    This is an entirely ONLINE course (apart from the in-person Flight Test) as authorised by the CAA. 

    Learn to get your GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) Operational Authorisation so you can fly your drones in the Specific Category) with our New and Improved GVC Fast-Track Training Course!


    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 in a time slot to sit your examination online with an Invigilator with appointments available 24/7.

    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 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
    • Webcam
    • Microphone
    • 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 our Oxfordshire, Suffolk, North-Staffordshire, Lancashire or Glasgow Training Field and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.

    Students need to provide their own drone & Flight Assessments are weather-dependent.


    The Operations Manual

    The final part of the ICARUS 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 unique to you - The manual is usually delivered within 5 working days.

    What's Included in the GVC Fast-Track Course?

    The Online GVC Drone Course Includes:

    • Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus (9+ Hours)
      • CAA Approved 'Virtual theory Examination Session'
        • Available 24/7
      • Operations Manual Created for you (through the HUBSUBin partnership with Open Sky Consulting)
      • Operational Evaluation (Your Drone Flight test) - booked on a separate day
        • Times available between 10.00 am - 15.00 pm between Monday - Friday.
      • Award of RAE Recommendation Certificate for GVC*
        • This certificate allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA.
          • An Application for Operational Authorisation costs £253 and is payable directly to the CAA to be granted your Permissions by them.
      • Free flight test insurance (with Coverdrone)
      By booking a course, you agree to our course Terms & Conditions


       Flight Test Venue(s):

      When the time comes to complete your flight test, we have a number of locations throughout the UK. There are currently 5 primary Flight Test Centres operating but we will be re-opening additional locations in the near-future.

      Current UAVHUB Flight Test Venues

      Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. OX10 8BA.
      Orwell Model Helicopter Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4QU
      Cudmore Fisheries, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 5HW.
      Withnell Fold Sports and Social Club, Withnell Fold, Chorley, Lancashire. PR6 8BA.
      Kirkintilloch Golf Club, Campsie Road, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. G66 1RN.


      When you have successfully completed your course, you will be awarded General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (your GVC), which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.


      Why choose UAVHUB?

      UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is an NQE and the world's first Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE); authorised by the CAA to provide professional drone training to allow you to apply for your Operational Authorisation with the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC)

      We have trained several thousand Remote Pilots since 2015 and we have an outstanding reputation, supported by the fact that we are the UK's Highest Rated Drone course on Trustpilot with over 4,000 5***** star reviews. 

      Our Instructors are either ex. RAF Helicopter Instructors or are professionals in the professional Drone Space, with years of experience - with UAVHUB, you're in safe hands!