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    Drone Training in the UK

    New drone regulations come into force in the UK on the 31st December 2020 (postponed from the planned implementation date of 1st July 2020 due to the global pandemic).

    As the very first company to receive Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) status from the CAA and the Highest Rated drone training company in the UK, UAVHub is the one stop shop for all your drone training needs!  

    We have a number of training courses which enable all drone and model aircraft pilots in the UK to get the most out of their gear, whatever type of unmanned flying you enjoy.

    Whether you're a recreational drone pilot; you fly for fun and want to take advantage of the CAA's new A2 Certificate of Competency...

    Or you're looking to get serious and become one of the UK's leading Professional Drone Operators with your GVC qualification; our expert training team are here to help you take your drone flying to the next level!

    The new regulations being introduced into the UK can seem a little confusing and 'tricky' to understand at first glance but that's what we're here for...

    To guide you through the minefield and help you fly safely and legally whilst enjoying this amazing opportunity!

    When you join the UAVHub family, our expert team will cut through the jargon and teach you everything you need to know and more.

    For added peace of mind in this fast-changing industry, when you join one of our e-learning courses, we even make sure you don't get caught out in the future by providing:

    • Unlimited, 'lifetime' access to e-Learning material (no 12 month cut-off here!)
    • Constant updates to e-learning modules (when the rules change, your learning will be updated)
    • Access to our private Facebook Group
    • Access to our private UAVHub Pilot's Lounge Forum
    • Direct access to our Expert Training Team to answer any questions you may have


    Drone Flight Categories

    From 31st December 2020, when the 'new' rules start in the UK, drone flying will be broken down into 3 categories.

    Knowing which category you'll be flying your drone in is really important and depends on the level of risk involved with each flight... Essentially, it's broken down into the weight of your drone and how far you'll be staying away from people who aren't involved in your flying. 

    The heavier the drone & the closer you want to get to 'uninvolved' people, the higher the risk... So, the more rigorous your training and qualifications need to be!

    If you're flying a small drone far away from people - you might not need any qualifications at all... Want to get closer to people or fly something heavier or more complex? Then you'll need one of the new CAA qualifications. 

    You can find more detail on the categories below but if you have any questions just give the team a shout!

    Fly in the Open Category

    A2 C of C Drone Course

    Our NEW and IMPROVED CAA A2 C of C 'Fast-Track' Course allows you to become a Qualified Drone Pilot in less than 24 hours, all from the comfort and safety of your own home!

    Simply purchase the course to get immediate access to our market-leading video learning (about 5 hours of broadcast quality, on-demand video), take the mock exams we provide until you're happy and use our online booking system to book your Online Theory Examination with one of our remote invigilators.

    As soon as you've passed your Theory Exam, we'll send you your A2 C of C and you'll be good to go!

    What is the CAA A2 C of C Certification?

    The A2 C of C (A2 Certificate of Competency) is a new drone qualification that is being introduced from the 31st December 2020 to allow you to fly small drones 'close to people' and under the new regulations, you can operate a drone commercially for the first time without needing to spend ££££'s on training and CAA Permissions!

    The new A2 subcategory will allow you to ‘fly closer to people’ if you hold an A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) and are flying either a C2 class aircraft or if your drone weighs less than 2Kg; so it's the perfect qualification if you're flying drones like those in the DJI Mavic/Mavic 2 series and the Parrot Anafi.

    You'll need to do an A2 C of C Training Course and Theory Examination with a CAA Approved Drone Training school like UAVHub to be able to get your A2 Certificate and take advantage of the amazing opportunities this new system offers for Drone Pilots who fly small drones!

    What are the 5 SIMPLE steps to getting your A2 C of C with UAVHub?

    Getting your CAA A2 C of C couldn't be simpler and you can complete everything in just a few hours from the comfort and safety of your own home!

    • Sign up for the UAVHub A2 C of C Course & get immediate access to our Market-Leading, On-Demand video learning (About 4-5 hours of video learning in total)

    • Watch your dedicated revision module and complete as many Mock Theory Exams as you like; until you're comfortable with the questions & answers

    • Book your Online, A2 Theory Examination at a time and date to suit you! (This is a 30 question, multiple-choice, closed book examination, conducted online with a remote invigilator and takes a maximum of 75 minutes)

    • Automatically receive your electronic CAA A2 C of C Certificate (which is valid for 5 years!)

    • Get out and Fly, Safely and Legally as a newly qualified Drone Pilot!

    Fly in the Specific Category

    GVC Drone Course

    5 Steps to GVC

    The GVC Drone Course in 5 simple steps

    5 Steps to the GVC Drone Course with UAVHUB

    You can complete your General Visual line of Sight Certificate (GVC) training with UAVHub in just 5 simple steps. Click each step below to find out more.

    Still want to know more?

    Frequently Asked Questions...

    Drone Course FAQ


    A2 CofC vs GVC - What's the difference?

    We've broken down the A2 CofC and GVC into a comparrison table so you can make the best decision based on your requirements.


    A2 CofC


    Training Requirements
    • Theoretical learning
      • 4+ hours of E-Learning
    • Theoretical exam
    • Self-guided practical flight training
    • Theoretical learning
      • 8+ hours of E-Learning
    • Theoretical exam
    • Practical Flight Examination
      • assessed by the RAE
    • Operations Manual
    CAA Fees
    • £0
    • Initial application for Operational Auhtorisation: £253
    • Annual renewal of Operational Authorisation: £190
    Permitted Drones
    • A1 Transitional (until 1st January 2023)
      • 'Legacy' Aircraft between 250g - 500g flying weight
    • A2 Transitional (until 1st January 2023)
      • 'Legacy' Aircraft between 500g - 2kg flying weight
    • C2 Aircraft
    • All Aircraft between 0 - 20kg (until 31st December 2020)
    • All Aircraft between 0 - 25kg (after 31st December 2020)
    Use for Commercial Gain
      5 Years
      5 Years
    Valid From
      31st December 2020
    • No additional costs
    • No Operations Manual
    • No yearly renewals
    • No Flight Assessment
    • Reduced separation distances
      • A1 Transitional: No intentional overflight of uninvolved people
      • A2 Transitional: 50 metres from uninvolved people
      • C2 Aircraft: 30 metres from uninvoled people in normal speed mode
        • 5 metres from uninvolved people in a low speed mode
    • Available to use now
    • Bolt-on modules available
      • from 31st December 2020 for EVLOS/BVLOS
    • Fly any aircraft between 0-25kg beyond 1st January 2023
    • Widely recognised qualification
    • Suitable for people flying larger and heavier aircraft
    • Not available to use until 31st December 2020
    • Limited to 'small' aircraft
    • Not currently widely recognised
    • No C2 aircraft on the market (yet)
    • Requires yearly renewals with the CAA
    • Requires maintaining an Operations Manual
    • Audited by the CAA
    • Longer training pathway
    Who's it suited for
    • People who fly 'small and light' aircraft
    • Wedding photographers
    • Roof inspectors
    • Small corporate video production
    • Hobbyists who want more freedom to operate 'closer' to people
    • People with 'large and heavy' aircraft
    • Professional Drone Pilots
    • High End Film Productions
    • Industrial Inspections
    • Land Surveyors

    Designed by Aviators

    Bringing the highest standards of Military Flying Training to the Small Unmanned Aircraft Industry

    The ICARUS drone training courses have been developed by Aviators who have not only flown in the unmanned ‘drone’ sector but who have taught people to fly manned aircraft all over the world at the very highest levels.

    Particularly with recent events in mind, this deep understanding of how both can work safely together is an important message to pass on, and we take great pride in the fact that our ICARUS Students are so well prepared that many go on to operate within controlled airspace, in and around very busy Airports within weeks of gaining their PfCO; safely, legally and confidently.

    Ex-Royal Air Force Helicopter Instructor and Combat Veteran, Matt Williams (Mr MPW) designed the original version of the ICARUS drone course in 2015 and has flown full-sized Helicopters and Drones all over the world for the Military, Film and TV.

    The ICARUS team is supported by a multitude of Flight Instructors and Examiners who regularly fly on Film and TV sets as well as being experts in the field of Industrial Inspections.

    Get in touch

    Want more information about our Drone Courses or have a question that we haven’t answered?

    We know that it’s often better to talk a to a real person about big decisions, and investing in yourself wisely by choosing the right drone training school really IS a big decision!

    Here at UAVHub, we pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch of Industry Experts and when you give us a call, you'll be able to speak directly to us and get your questions answered...

    Unlike many other drone training companies, we don't do this as a 'side-hustle from home', 'in-between sectors' or 'when we're not out filming with our drones', as many other companies seem to do!

    So you'll never need to book a time-slot to get hold of us on the phone (unless that works for your diary, in which case - we have that facility, too).

    You'll get to speak DIRECTLY to our full-time, dedicated team, who have helped shape the industry and guide thousands of people to achieving their dream of getting airborne.

    You can get hold of us on the phone from Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700 but if you really need help outside of our office hours; feel free to get in touch with us via live chat, email or use the message form below.

    You'll often find that one of us will often be able to reach out and help 'out of hours' if we can!

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    We look forward to speaking to you soon!