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    Online GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) Drone 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 HUBSUB)
      • Operational Evaluation (Your Drone Flight test) - booked on a separate day
      • Award of a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate
        • This certificate allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA.
          • An Application for Operational Authorisation costs £260 and is payable directly to the CAA to be granted your Authorisation by them.
      • Free flight test insurance (with Coverdrone)

      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.

      By booking a course, you agree to our course Terms & Conditions

      Is the GVC for you?  

      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. 

       

      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 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 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
      • Chrome Browser
      • 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 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.


      FAQs

      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!)

      How many questions are there in the Theory Examination?

      There are a total of 30, multiple-choice questions in the A2 C of C Theory Examination and you have 75 minutes to complete the examination.

      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!

      I've completed the 'on-demand video learning', how does the Online Examination work? 

      When you have completed your 'on-demand video learning', you will be able to book in for your online A2 Theory Examination using a calendar system that is built into your Training Portal.

      Using this link, you will be able to book your online examination at a time to suit you; including weekends and holidays!

      We usually need a minimum of 24 hours notice from you booking to sitting your exam but this gives you time to complete the on-demand, video-based revision module and is a great opportunity to complete the mock examinations which we've included in your training, to make sure the Theory Examination is a breeze!

      When it comes to taking your 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.

      Please note; that a Desktop or Laptop computer with a 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 and you will need to be able to move the camera so that the invigilator can see your entire room.

       

      Flight Test Venue(s):

      When the time comes to complete your flight test, we have a number of locations throughout the UK with more venues TBC in 2022.

      Current UAVHUB Flight Test Venues:

      Exeter, Devon. EX8 8BB
      Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG23 8PY
      Woodbridge, Suffolk. IP12 4QU
      Wolverhampton, WV3 8NA
      Chorley, Lancashire. PR6 8BA
      Chester Le Street, County Durham. DH2 3LD
      Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. G66 1RN

      Essential Equipment Required for Examination

      • Desktop or Laptop
      • Chrome Browser
      • Webcam
      • Microphone
      • Internet Connection with a minimum of 2Mbs speed
      • Photographic ID (If you don't have a photo ID it's no problem but you'll need to do a 'manual' online exam during office hours with the UAVHub Team.)


      So, what can I fly with my A2 C of C Certificate?

      With your A2 C of C, you'll be able to fly drones which weigh up to 4Kg.

      • 'Legacy' drones which don't carry a 'C2' marking on them (such as the DJI Mavic series, DJI Mavic 2 series, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Phantom Series and Parrot Anafi Series) can be flown under your A2 Certificate, provided they weigh less than 2Kg.

      • 'C2 Certified' drones (which carry an official 'C2 Stamp') can weigh up to 4Kg


      What can you do with 'Legacy’ Drones once you've got your A2 C of C?

      If your drone weighs between 250g and 500g (like the DJI Air, Spark or Parrot ANAFI) then getting your A2 C of C will let you fly in built-up areas, so long as you do not intentionally overly 'uninvolved people' (people who aren't aware that you're flying your drone and are nothing to do with you).

      If your drone weighs between 500g & 2kg (like the Mavic 2, Mavic 3 or Phantom 4) then you'll need to stay 50 metres or more away from  'uninvolved people'

      You will be able to fly your 'legacy' drones under these permissions with an A2 C of C between 31st December 2020 and 31st December 2022.

      After this date, the rules change slightly and you will only be able to fly these aircraft outside built-up areas and you need to stay 150 metres or more away from uninvolved people.

      (Please note: there is currently a consultation with the CAA to EXTEND the legacy transition period beyond the end of 2022)

      With the rate of technology advancement, it is anticipated that most people will have purchased a 'C2 Certified' drone by then which will be safer, more capable and can then be flown closer to people with your A2 certificate!

      What can you do with 'C2 Class' Drones once you've completed your A2 C of C?

      If you purchase a 'C2 Class Drone', when they come onto the market, you’ll be able to fly down to just 30m of uninvolved people, or down to 5m if the aircraft has been switched to a low-speed mode!

      This is set to open up a whole new world of opportunities for drone pilots who have their A2 C of C and a C2 class drone. Imagine; you'll be able to inspect roofs, take photos of houses and potentially film with your drone in town centres! Something we could only have dreamed of being allowed to do with the BEST, SPECIAL permissions available from the CAA!