GVC - General Visual Line of Sight Certificate

Our CAA GVC Course allows you to learn to become a professional Drone Pilot from the comfort of your own home

Simply purchase the course to get immediate access to our market-leading video learning (about 9+ 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.

Once you've passed your theory, you'll then be able to book in for your Flight Examination with one of our Examiners across the country.

What is the CAA GVC?

The GVC, or General Visual Line of Sight Certificate, 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).

What are the 7 SIMPLE steps to getting your GVC with UAVHub?

Getting your CAA GVC couldn't be simpler and you can complete all of the theory learning and theory examination from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

  • Sign up for the UAVHub GVC Course & get immediate access to our Market-Leading, On-Demand video learning (About 9+ 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, GVC Theory Examination at a time and date to suit you! (This is a 40 question, multiple-choice, closed book examination, conducted online with a remote invigilator and takes a maximum of 60 minutes)

  • Watch further Video guidance on how to ACE your Flight Examination

  • Book your Flight Examination with one of our highly regarded Examiners with locations across England and Scotland.

  • Creation of your Operations Manual by our dedicated team, bespokely created for YOU

  • Receive your General Visual Line of Sight Certificate and apply for your Operational Authorisation from the CAA

Frequently Asked Questions about the GVC Course...

  • Once I sign up, how long do I have, to complete the training?

UNLIMITED time to complete the Theory learning and Examination, however, you must complete the Flight Examination within 12 months of successfully passing the Theory Examination.

  • 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 - there are NO resit fees if you should fail on your first attempt at the GVC Theory Exam in the VERY unlikely event that you need to take a second attempt (our first-time pass rate is more than 99.9%!).

  • How many questions are there in the Theory Examination?

There are a total of 40, multiple-choice questions in the GVC Theory Examination and you have a total of 60 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!

  • How long do I get for the Theory Examination?

You have a total time of 60 minutes available for the GVC Theory Examination. This time is set by the CAA (and not by UAVHub). We find that the average time it takes people to complete the Exam is generally 20-25 minutes though, thanks to the way we teach and then allow you to practice, using our Mock Exam System! :)