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    Learn to get your General Visual Line of Certificate (GVC) so you can fly your drones in the Specific Category from 1st July 2020.

    Simply select a date to take your Theory Examination and ensure you complete all of the pre-requisite E-Learning modules prior to attending your 1 Day Course which ends with your 40 Question Examination.

    All of our GVC 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.

    When you have completed your Theory Exam, you simply need to book your Practical Examination (Operational Evaluation) at our Oxfordshire or North-Staffordshire Training Field and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.

    The final part of the ICARUS GVC 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 unique to you - The manual is usually delivered within 5 working days.


    A Certified Instructor will guide you through the theoretical learning to gaining your Permission for Commercial Operations / Operational Authorisation from the CAA. Our instructors have years of practical experience in the drone industry that you can draw from. You will sit a 40 question multiple-choice examination at the end of the day which you will get 1 hour 40 minutes to complete.

    e-Learning Course Syllabus

    Completed prior to attending your Theory Course
    • Air Law
    • Principles of Flight (PoF)
    • Meteorology
    • Airspace and Operating Principles
    • Operations Manual & Risk Assessment
    • Li-Po Batteries
    • Human Factors
    • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship
    • Navigation
    • Flight Planning


    1 Day Theory & Examination

    08.45 Registration

    09.00 - 15.00

    • Theoretical learning and revision

    15.00 - 17.00

    • 40 Question, Multiple Choice Examination

    ICARUS GVC Ground School & Resource Library

    You will get FULL access to our ICARUS GVC Ground School e-Learning Videos (approx 8 hours of learning) as well as the ICARUS Resource Library which contains all documentation associated with the course and commercial drone operations.
    • You are required to complete the ICARUS GVC Ground School prior to attending the Classroom session.

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    Booked for a mutually convenient date
    • When you have successfully completed the Theory Course you can book your Flight Test with your examiner for a mutually convenient date and time. Simply call the office on 01491 526 700 to book
    • Practice the required manoeuvres and plan for a Mock Commercial Task.
      • Re-visit the ICARUS Resource Library for helpful videos and planning guides.
    • The practical examination takes up-to 2 hours.
    Practical Examinations take place in North Staffordshire or South Oxfordshire during weekdays (Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm) only.


    You must complete the Flight Test within 12 months of passing your theory test, otherwise, additional training may be required.


    Flight Test Insurance provided by Coverdrone - T&Cs apply.

    You are required to submit an Operations Manual as part of your GVCcourse. This sets out how you will operate your drone safely and contains the procedures you will use when flying your drone.


    If you are an ICARUS GVC student you will receive a Return For Information (RFI) form via email to complete and your Operations Manual will arrive via email within 5-10 working days from our trusted partners.

    Once you've received or completed your Operations Manual, you will be required to submit the Operations Manual to our submissions team for review.

    We guarantee that your Operations Manual will be signed off by our team after review and feedback.

    Once we have reviewed and signed off your Operations Manual you will be sent your RAE Recommendation Certificate.


    You will also be sent a video that will guide you through how to apply for the PfCO/GVC from the CAA


    Please note: The CAA PfCO/GVC Application costs £253 and is not included in the ICARUS Course costs

    You will have phone, email and live chat support Monday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm.



    We will endeavour to reply to urgent emails out of office hours.

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


    Why choose UAVHUB?

    UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is an RAE, authorised by the CAA to provide professional drone training to allow you to apply to the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK for an Operational Authorisation.

    We have trained over 1500 Remote Pilots since 2015 and we have an outstanding reputation, supported by the fact that we are the UK's Highest Rated Drone course on Trustpilot with over 500 5 star reviews. 

    Our Instructors are either ex. RAF Helicopter Instructors or are professionals in the professional Drone Space, with years of experience.

     *Terms & Conditions apply on the FREE A2 CofC course. Please contact the ICARUS team for more information.

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    We've trained and supported over 2000 Drone Pilots since 2015