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    Online A2 C of C Drone Course (A2 Certificate of Competency, CAA A2 CofC)


    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 which was introduced on 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 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!

    What do you get when you join us on your A2 Course?

    You'll get the following as part of your A2 C of C Training Package when you join the UAVHub family and train with us:

    • Lifetime access to our on-demand, always up-to-date A2 video training
    • Access to unlimited 'Mock Examinations' 
    • Dedicated, on-demand revision module to help further prepare you for your theory exam
    • Online A2 Theory Examination at a time and date to suit you
    • FREE Theory Exam Resit (if required)
    • CAA A2 C of C Certificate (sent electronically to you upon successful completion of your A2 Theory Examination)
    • UNLIMITED support! You don't need to book an appointment to speak to our dedicated support team... We're not airline pilots who 'do this on the side' or drone pilots who 'teach when we're not flying'... We're a professional training company who are dedicated to giving you the best training and helping you get the most from your drone! You can call, email or drop us a live-chat anytime and we'll answer your question straight away!
    • BONUS: Access to UAVHub Resource Library (contains additional useful documents, links and resources to help you get the most out of your A2 C of C)
    • BONUS: Access to private 'A2 & GVC Facebook Group'
    • BONUS: Access to private 'UAVHub Pilots Lounge' - a dedicated, members-only, online Forum where you can ask questions and join the UAVHub community conversation!
    • BONUS: No 'Death by Powerpoint' - Our team are EXPERT instructors, aviators and drone pilots... So we don't rely on reading out PowerPoint slides word-for-word, in order to 'teach' you what you need to know. We use our years of experience to guide you on your learning journey and cement the necessary information simply and efficiently!
    • BONUS: NO ADDITIONAL READING REQUIRED - You'll be taught everything you need to know (and more), without having to thumb through .pdfs or the CAA documents in your own time. Sure, you can go and look at these if you want but we pride ourselves on teaching you everything you need to know inside our course in a simple and easy to remember way... Without making you read directly from the regulations!

    Frequently Asked Questions about the A2 C of C Course...

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

    You have 12 months from the date you purchase the course, to having to pass the Theory Examination however, many people complete everything (including their Examination) in 24-48 hours!

    • 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... We don't charge for resits (although it's VERY unlikely you won't pass with flying colours on the first attempt... We have a 99.9% first-time pass rate!)

    • How many questions are there in the Theory Examination?

    There are a total of 30, multiple-choice questions in the A2 C of C Theory 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 75 minutes available for the A2 C of C 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 10-15 minutes though, thanks to the way we teach and then allow you to practice, using our Mock Exam System! :)  


    I've completed the 'on-demand video learning', how does the Online Examination work?

    When you have completed your 'on-demand video learning', you will be able to book in for your online A2 Theory Examination using a calendar system that is built-in to your Training Portal.

    Using this link, you will be able to book your online examination at a time to suit you; including weekends and holidays!

    We normally need a minimum of 24 hours notice from you booking to sitting your exam but this gives you time to complete the on-demand, video-based revision module and is a great opportunity to complete the mock examinations which we've included in your training, to make sure the Theory Examination is a breeze!

    When it comes to taking your 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.

    Please note; a Desktop or Laptop computer will be required to take the examination! You will not be able to take the examination using a tablet device such as an iPad and you will need to be able to move the camera so that the invigilator can see your entire room.


    Essential Equipment Required for Examination

    • Desktop or Laptop
    • Webcam
    • Microphone
    • Internet Connection with a minimum of 2Mbs speed
    • Photographic ID (If you don't have photo ID it's no problem but you'll need to do a 'manual' online exam during office hours with the UAVHub Team.)

    So, what can I fly with my A2 C of C Certificate?

    With your A2 C of C, you'll be able to fly drones which weigh up to 4Kg.

    • 'Legacy' drones which don't carry a 'C2' marking on them (such as the DJI Mavic series, DJI Mavic 2 series, DJI Phantom Series and Parrot Anafi Series) can be flown under your A2 Certificate, provided they weigh less than 2Kg.
    • 'C2 Certified' drones (which carry an official 'C2 Stamp') can weigh up to 4Kg

    What can you do with 'Legacy’ Drones once you've got your A2 C of C?

    If your drone weighs between 250g and 500g(like the DJI Air, Spark or Parrot ANAFI) then getting your A2 C of C will let you fly in built-up areas, so long as you do not intentionally overly 'uninvolved people' (people who aren't aware that you're flying your drone and are nothing to do with you).

    If your drone weighs between 500g & 2kg (like the Mavic 2 or Phantom 4) then you'll need to stay 50 metres or more away from  'uninvolved people'

    You will be able to fly your 'legacy' drones under these permissions with an A2 C of C between 31st December 2020 and 1st January 2023.

    After this date, the rules change slightly and you will only be able to fly these aircraft outside built-up areas and you need to stay 150 metres or more away from uninvolved people.

    With the rate of technology advancement, it is anticipated that most people will have purchased a 'C2 Certified' drone by then which will be safer, more capable and can then be flown closer to people with your A2 certificate!

    What can you do with 'C2 Class' Drones once you've completed your A2 C of C?

    If you purchase a 'C2 Class Drone', when they come onto the market, you’ll be able to fly down to just 30m of uninvolved people, or down to 5m if the aircraft has been switched to a low-speed mode!

    This is set to open up a whole new world of opportunities for drone pilots who have their A2 C of C and a C2 class drone. Imagine; you'll be able to inspect roofs, take photos of houses and potentially film with your drone in town centres! Something we could only have dreamed of being allowed to do with the BEST, SPECIAL permissions available from the CAA!

    Why should you join the UAVHub Family?

    UAVHub is 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 3000 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 3000 5***** star reviews. 

    Our Instructors include ex RAF Flying Instructors and the very best drone and model-aircraft pilots from all over the world, with UAVHub, you're in safe hands and we can't wait to welcome you to the UAVHub Family!