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    Online GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) Drone Course

    This is an entirely ONLINE and Live WEBINAR / Virtual Classroom based course during the Covid-19, Coronavirus outbreak as authorised by the CAA.

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    Learn to get your GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) so you can get your PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations - before 31st December 2020) or your Operational Authorisation (after 31st December 2020 so you can fly your drones in the Specific Category).

    The GVC drone course is the new course that is replacing the PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation).


    Please note: This course will allow you to get a PfCO from the CAA if you apply before 31st December 2020


    How do Virtual Classrooms work?

    Simply select a date to book in for your LIVE virtual classroom 1-day theory course with an ICARUS Instructor and Examiner. Complete all of the pre-requisite E-Learning modules prior to logging in via a unique web link and you'll be taught the final modules by one of our examiners.

    This is a completely unique course to help continue to deliver excellent training to you remotely during the Covid-19 outbreak.

    The E-Learning will run from 9.30 am - 4.00 pm (approx) with times for break and lunch between. You will be able to interact with your instructor via webcam at the end of each module.

    • You will need a Chrome web-browser
      • If you are using a tablet or mobile device an app may be required


    All of our GVC Drone course 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.

    How does the Online Examination Work?

    When you have completed your 1-day virtual classroom course, you will be able to book in for your 'virtual closed book examination'.

    You will book in a  time slot to sit your examination online with one of our ICARUS examiners.

    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 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
    • 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 our Oxfordshire or North-Staffordshire Training Field and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.

    You will be required to submit all of your planning paperwork digitally and your examiner will be required to stay at least 2-metres away from you during the examination.


    The Operations Manual

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

     What's Included

    The Online GVC Drone Course Includes

    • Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus
    • 1 Day 'virtual' classroom training
      • 9.30 am - 3.30 pm
    • 1 Hour 'virtual' examination
      • Available between 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday
    • Operations Manual Creation Service (through the HUBSUBin partnership with Open Sky Consulting
    • Operations Evaluation (Flight test) - booked on a separate day
      • Times available between 10.00 am - 15.00 pm between Monday - Friday.
    • Award of RAE Recommendation Certificate for GVC*
      • This certificate allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA.
        • An Application for Operational Authorisation costs £253
    • Free flight test insurance (with Coverdrone)
    • 7 Steps to a 6 Figure Drone Business (E-Learning Course)
    • Flight Reference Cards - Download PDF Flight Reference Cards of the most popular aircraft (including the DJI Mavic 2 and DJI Inspire 2) as well as Emergency Procedure Cards
    • 10 Ways to Improve Your Drone Cinematography (E-Learning Course)

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


    Theory Course Venue(s):


    No Venue - All done virtually through webcam and screen share


     Flight Test Venue(s):

    Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

    Cudmore Fisheries, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire


    On successful completion of this course, you are awarded General Visual Line of Sight Certificate which is required to apply for a PfCO (before 31st December 2020) or an Operational Authorisation (after 31st December 2020)


    Why choose UAVHUB

    Why choose UAVHUB?

    UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is an NQE and the world's first Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE); authorised by the CAA to provide professional drone training to allow you to apply for your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO), General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) AND/OR the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 C of C).

    We have trained over 2000 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 800 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!


    The UK's Highest Rated Drone Training & Retail Company on Trustpilot

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