Once you've purchased this training package, you'll be given access to our on-demand, video-based learning system so you can begin your training. The videos will guide you through everything you need to know to convert from your NQE Certificate to a General Visual Line fo Sight Certificate so you can apply to the CAA for your Operational Authorisation (OA), which effectively replaces the PfCO.
All of our GVC on-demand E-Learning 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.
Please Note: You need to hold a current PfCO to start this course.
How does the PfCO to GVC Conversion Work?
When you purchase the PfCO to GVC Conversion course, this is what you can expect:
You'll be enrolled in the GVC learning system and work your way through the training videos (about 7-8 hours of on-demand, video learning)
When you're ready, you can use our simple, calendar-based booking system to book your Online GVC Theory Examination with one of our invigilators
Once you've successfully completed your Theory Examination, you'll be sent the information you need in order to book your GVC Flight Assessment
We'll create/updated your Operations Manual so it fits into the new GVC Framework and matches the new CAA requirements
We'll issue you with your GVC so you can apply to the CAA for your Operational Authorisation!
You can take a Flight Examination at our Oxfordshire, Suffolk, North-Staffordshire, Lancashire or Glasgow Training locations and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.
Our E-Learning, GVC Conversion Course Includes the following:
Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus
Remote Online Theory Examination
Operations Manual Update or Creation Service with Open Sky Consulting
Withnell Fold Sports and Social Club, Chorley, Lancashire
Kirkintilloch Golf Club, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow
On successful completion of this course, you are awarded a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA and will allow you to do 'bolt-on' modules*.
*'Bolt-on' modules are due to be released in 2021. The first confirmed module will be EVLOS. Other modules are TBC.
Exemption from the Flight Test
If you hit the criterion listed below, you may be exempt from undertaking a new Flight Test:
Minimum of 12 months operating as a PfCO holder and still hold a valid PfCO or OA;
Minimum of 20 logged hours flying UAS (Total Time) and;
Minimum of 2 logged hours flying UAS in the 3 calendar months preceding entry into the GVC theory examination.
How do I get my free A2 CofC drone course?
Once you have purchased the PfCO (NQE) to GVC drone course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number and we will arrange your A2 CofC drone course. You will also need to send a copy of your current PfCO.
What does the GVC allow you to do?
Apply to the UK CAA for an Operational Authorisation for drones up to 25kg Maximum Take off Mass.
Maintain a 50m separation from uninvolved people
Fly your drone within areas used for residential, industrial, residential and commercial use
Add bolt-on modules to your Operational Authorisation such as EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight)
Why choose UAVHUB?
UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is 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 Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO), General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) AND/OR the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 C of C).