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PfCO (NQE) to GVC Conversion Course

PfCO (NQE) to GVC Conversion Course

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Held your CAA Permissions in the past, but let them lapse?

Want to get back up and running quickly and easily?

We've got you covered!

With recent changes to the CAA Drone Regulations in the UK, it's now a requirement for anyone looking to operate drones in the Specific Category, to hold their General Visual Line of Sight Certificate... Otherwise known as the 'GVC'.

This means that EVERYONE looking to operate drones between 0 and 25kgs under an Operational Authorisation, now need to 'upgrade' their qualifications to the UK CAA GVC.

This process normally involves 3 main components:

  • Theory Learning & Exam
  • Practical Flight Test
  • A new CAA Operations Manual


However, we believe that if you have the relevant experience, then you shouldn't have to waste your time going through all these steps again... We worked with the UK CAA, and came up with a simple pathway for operators with previous experience to 'fast-track' their return to flying. So, if you hit some simple criteria, shown below, you can save time and money by only having to complete the Theory Refresher Course and your online Thoery Exam.

We take care of your Operations Manual update, and sign-off on your Flight Test exemption.

A quick, simple and easy route to getting back in the game safely and efficiently!


Why Enroll Now?

  1. Get up to date and stay out of trouble! Sure, it might be frustrating having to take another drone course, when you've already got your permissions, and you've been operating safely for years...

    But things have changed drastically over the last 18 months, so use this as an opportunity to get bang up to date and stay on the 'good side' of the CAA! 🚓

  2. Bypass the GVC Flight Test and Save Big! The GVC Conversion Course is your golden ticket to skip your CAA flight test. This isn't just a time-saver; it's a significant cost-saving opportunity. Dive straight into the action without the added stress or expenses of a flight assessment if you hit the required criteria! 🎉

  3. Fast-Track Your Conversion. Our conversion course is efficient and to the point. Yes, we have to cover all the CAA mandated topics (so there might be some 'refresher' modules that you looked at in the past...), but, everything has been updated and there's LOTS to learn and brush up on!

Dive in, absorb the essentials, and complete your conversion without unnecessary delays. Many of our students finalize their conversion in just a few evenings after work... From enrolling in the course, to passing their online examination!💪


Start your GVC Conversion Course

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Course Overview:

If you already have a current CAA OA (formerly PfCO) and an NQE Recommendation Certificate, this course offers an option to convert your NQE Recommendation Certificate over to a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate. This will allow you to continue operating under a PDRA01 Operational Authorisation (OA) issued by the CAA



To be eligible to enter the GVC Conversion Course, you must:

✅ Have held a CAA PfCO or Operational Authorisation in the past

✅ Have logged 2 Hours of Drone Flying in the 3 months before completing your GVC Conversion Course Theory Examination

Be able to provide copies of:

  • ⭐Your original Theory and Practical Training Certificates from your original Training Provider
  • ⭐A copy of your logbook showing 2 hours flying in the last 3 months, and;
  • ⭐A copy of your previously held CAA permissions (PfCO or OA)

If you're not able to 'tick all the requirements', then you'll need to complete the full GVC Course which you can find HERE.

The GVC Conversion Course Includes the following:

  • Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus
  • Remote Online Theory Examination
  • Flight Examination Exemption (submission of evidence required)
  • Operations Manual Update to CAA PDRA-01 Standards
  • Award of General VLOS Certificate


Exemption from the Practical Flight Test:

To be exempt from the Flight Examination, you must meet specific criteria. If you are unable to submit evidence of the required criteria, you will be required to upgrade to the full GVC Course and pay the cost difference between your entry cost into the GVC Conversion Course and the full GVC Course, at the time of 'upgrading'.


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). We have trained over 66,000 Remote Pilots since 2015, and we have the best reputation and customer service in the business; all supported by the fact that we are the UK's Highest Rated Drone course on Trustpilot with over 6,000 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!


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