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    PfCO (NQE) to GVC Conversion Course

    If you already have a current PfCO and an NQE Recommendation Certificate, we have an option to convert your NQE Recommendation Certificate over to a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate.

    This will allow you to get an Operational Authorisation (OA) with additional 'Bolt-ons'* such as EVLOS and BVLOS (when these become available).

    ***INCLUDES FREE A2 CofC Drone Course with the PfCO to GVC conversion worth £99***

    Once you've purchased this training package, you'll be given access to our on-demand, video-based learning system so you can begin your training. The videos will guide you through everything you need to know to convert from your NQE Certificate to a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate so you can apply to the CAA for your Operational Authorisation (OA), which effectively replaces the PfCO.

    All of our GVC on-demand 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.

    Please Note: You need to hold a current PfCO to start this course.


    How does the PfCO to GVC Conversion Work?

    When you purchase the PfCO to GVC Conversion course, this is what you can expect:

    • You'll be enrolled in the GVC learning system and work your way through the training videos (about 8-9 hours of on-demand, video learning)
    • When you're ready, you can use our simple, calendar-based booking system to book your Online GVC Theory Examination with one of our invigilators
    • Once you've successfully completed your Theory Examination, you'll be required to send your Flight Test exemption documentation
    • We'll update your Operations Manual so it fits into the new Operational Authorisation PDRA-01 Framework and matches the new CAA requirements
    • We'll issue you with your GVC so you can apply to the CAA for your Operational Authorisation!


    Our E-Learning, GVC Conversion Course Includes the following:

    • Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus
      • Remote Online Theory Examination
        • Flight Examination Exemption (submission of evidence required - see below)
          • Operations Manual Update
          • Award of General VLOS Certificate
          • BONUS: FREE A2 C of C Qualification Course

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


          On successful completion of this course, you are awarded a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA and will allow you to do 'bolt-on' modules*.

          *'Bolt-on' modules are due to be released in 2021. The first confirmed module will be EVLOS. Other modules are TBC.


          Exemption from the Flight Test

          You must hit the criterion listed below to be exempt from the Flight Examination:

          • Minimum of 12 months operating as a PfCO holder and still hold a valid PfCO or OA;
          • Minimum of 12 logged hours flying UAS (Total Time) in the last 12 months and;
          • Minimum of 2 logged hours flying UAS in the 3 calendar months preceding entry into the GVC theory examination.
          If you are unable to submit evidence of the above you will be required to take a Flight Examination at an additional cost of £100 + VAT. 

          How do I get my free A2 CofC drone course?

          Once you have purchased the PfCO (NQE) to GVC drone course, please email with your order number and we will arrange your A2 CofC drone course. You will also need to send a copy of your current PfCO and NQE Recommendation Certificate (or equivalent).


          What does the GVC allow you to do?

          • Apply to the UK CAA for an Operational Authorisation for drones up to 25kg Maximum Take off Mass.
            • Maintain a 50m separation from uninvolved people
            • Fly your drone within areas used for residential, industrial, residential and commercial use
          • Add bolt-on modules to your Operational Authorisation such as EVLOS (Extended Visual Line of Sight)


          Why choose UAVHUB?

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

          We have trained over 6000 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 4000 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!