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    Salford ICARUS Pro (Online) PfCO & GVC Drone Course



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    The ultimate online course to learn to get your Permission for Commercial Operations / Operational Authorisation from the CAA. Learn at your own pace with our ICARUS Pro Online PfCO & GVC Drone Course and get your Operations Manual completed by a consultant, ready to be submitted to the CAA. You'll also get access to our ICARUS Night course.

    Simply select a date to take your Theory Examination at our Salford Venue, at AJ Bell Stadium and ensure you complete all of the pre-requisite E-Learning modules prior to attending for your examination.

    All of our PfCO & GVC E-Learning is taught by industry expert and ICARUS founder Matt Williams (Mr MPW) who will guide you through the learning process that will ultimately lead to you becoming a commercial drone operator.

    When you have completed your Theory Exam, you simply need to book your Practical Examination at our Oxfordshire Training Field and this will take up to 2 hours to complete.

    The final part of the ICARUS Online PfCO & GVC course is to complete your operations manual. You'll be taught about this via the online platform and you will have an ICARUS examiner to help you via email or on the phone.



    A Certified Instructor will guide you through the theoretical learning to gaining your Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA. Our instructors have years of practical experience in the drone industry that you can draw from. You will sit a 50 question multiple-choice examination at the end of the half day which you will get 1 hour to complete.

    e-Learning Course Syllabus

    Completed prior to attending your Half Day 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


    Half Day Theory & Examination

    12.45 Registration

    13.00 - 16.00

    • Air Law
    • Flight Planning
    • UK Low Flying System & Collision Effects
    • Revision

    16.00 - 17.00

    • 50 Question, Multiple Choice Examination

    ICARUS Online Ground School & Resource Library

    You will get FULL access to our ICARUS Online 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 Online Ground School prior to attending the Half Day Classroom session.

    ICARUS Night (worth £199)

    Learn how to safely operate your drone at Night. You'll learn safe practice and the Human Factors involved with flying aircraft during night hours.

    7 Steps to a 6 Figure Drone Business (worth £79)

    Learn the 7 key steps to creating a 6 figure drone business. Learn from Mr MPW about how he created a drone business that went from start-up to turning over £1m within 18 months.

    10 Ways to Improve Your Drone Cinematography (worth £29)

    Learn the 10 key tricks and skills we used as an Aerial Cinematography company to achieve cinematic shots for clients such as Apple Music Festival, Shell, Ford & The Americas Cup.

    Flight Reference Cards (worth £49)

    Download Flight Reference Cards (FRCs) for the most common drones on the market. Download, print them out and keep them with your aircraft for quick reference during flight operations.
    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 PfCO course. 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 Pro 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.

    If you are an ICARUS Basic Student you can find a Template in the ICARUS Resource Library for you to complete in your own time.


    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 NQE Recommendation Certificate.


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


    Please note: The CAA PfCO 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 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 600 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