Why Drone Qualifications is an Essential Skill for University Students

As technology rapidly evolves, university students are continually seeking ways to enhance their education and career prospects. In 2024, one of the most promising opportunities lies in the field of drone technology. RUAS, a leader in commercial drone training, offers comprehensive programs that equip students with the skills needed to excel in this innovative domain.

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Why RUAS is the Go-To for Drone Training

  • Decades of Expertise: With over 30 years in aviation, RUAS isn’t just a training provider; it’s an institute of knowledge and experience. This rich history ensures that students receive education rooted in industry best practices and evolving trends.
  • Diverse Industry Applications: The courses are meticulously designed to align with the requirements of various sectors. Whether students are interested in environmental monitoring, media production, or urban planning, RUAS has tailor-made courses for these niches.
  • Accredited and Recognised: Being CAA-regulated and fully insured, RUAS’s qualifications aren’t just certificates; they are badges of honour recognised across the industry.
  • Customised Learning Paths: RUAS understands that students come from diverse backgrounds. Thus, it offers programs ranging from beginner to advanced levels, ensuring everyone finds a path that suits their needs.

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Unparalleled Benefits of Drone Qualifications for University Students

  • Career Edge: In an increasingly competitive job market, having drone operation skills can be a game-changer. Industries from agriculture to cinematography are integrating drones into their operations, creating new career paths.
  • Enhanced Academic Research: Drones are transforming the way research is conducted. For students in fields like environmental science, geography, and archaeology, the ability to collect aerial data can significantly broaden research capabilities.
  • Skill Set Expansion: Drone training is not just about learning to fly; it’s about understanding aerial navigation, the mechanics of drones, and the regulatory landscape. This holistic learning enhances analytical and technical skills.
  • Professional Networking: Through RUAS, students gain access to a community of drone enthusiasts and professionals, the Drone Pilot Network, providing invaluable networking opportunities.
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2024: A Pivotal Year for Drone Training

The year 2024 marks a pivotal moment for technological integration into everyday life. Drones are at the forefront of this revolution, and RUAS is prepared to guide students through this exciting journey. The comprehensive training programs are designed not just for skill acquisition but for fostering a deeper understanding of the potential of drone technology.

Detailed Course Offerings

RUAS offers a variety of courses that cater to different interests and skill levels. From basic drone operation to advanced courses focusing on specific applications like thermal imaging or 3D mapping, students can choose according to their interests and career goals. Additionally, RUAS provides guidance on the legal and ethical aspects of drone usage, ensuring responsible piloting

Real-World Applications and Opportunities

The skills learned at RUAS have real-world applications that extend far beyond the classroom. Students can use these skills in internships, capstone projects, and even entrepreneurial ventures. The possibilities are limitless, from creating stunning aerial cinematography for film students to conducting advanced agricultural surveys for science majors.

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Conclusion

As we embrace the future, RUAS stands ready to equip the next generation of innovators and thinkers with the skills needed to excel in a drone-centric world. For university students looking to augment their education and career prospects, RUAS’s drone training programs offer an invaluable opportunity. 2024 is the year to take flight into a future where the sky is not the limit, but the beginning.

For more information on how to enrol and start your journey in drone technology, visit RUAS Drone Training.

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TQUK Level 4 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots

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Ofqual-regulated  GVC, A2 CofC, Flight Training and Assessment Drone Training Course.

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A2 CofC Training

A2 CofC Mock Exam

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The A2 Certificate of Competency is a remote pilot competency certificate intended to assure the safe operation of unmanned aircraft close to uninvolved persons.

  • Four Online Modules
  • Online Theory Exam
  • Self-Declaration of Flying Practice
  • Ongoing Student Support
  • No need to apply to the CAA
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GVC Mock Exam

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The General Visual Line Of Sight Certificate (GVC) has been developed for the operation of a drone with a MTOM of <25kg within the Specific Category.

  • Four Online Modules
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Industry Bespoke Training (Classroom & Onsite Available)

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Industry Bespoke Training is developed in accordance with how your company intend to operate, which can also offer companies with slightly unusual operations to have the training adapted to their individual requirements.

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Aerial Data Processing Course (3 Day Classroom)

£795

RUAS Aerial Data Processing course is the next step in data capture for image processing of GIS data product generation through Agisoft Metashape.

  • Introduction to UAV mapping
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A2 CofC (Online)

£79

The A2 Certificate of Competency is a remote pilot competency certificate intended to assure the safe operation of unmanned aircraft close to uninvolved persons.

  • Four Online Modules
  • Online Theory Exam
  • Self-Declaration of Flying Practice
  • Ongoing Student Support
  • No need to apply to the CAA
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General VLOS Certificate (GVC) (Online & Classroom)

£500

The General Visual Line Of Sight Certificate (GVC) has been developed for the operation of a drone with a MTOM of <25kg within the Specific Category.

  • Online Pre-learning Modules
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GVC Transition (Online)

£299

The GVC Transition is specifically aimed at individuals who are already operating under the legacy PFCO or NQE prior to December 2020 and who need to re-qualify.

  • 9 Online Learning Modules
  • An Online Theory Exam (invigilated remotely by a member of the RUAS Training Academy team)
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Half Day Flight Training

£100

A half day flight training from a CAA approved experienced drone instructor.

  • Online Pre-learning modules
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Full Day Flight Training

£200

A full day flight training from a CAA approved experienced drone instructor.

  • Online Pre-learning Modules
  • Practice on the interactive DJI flight simulator
  • Get to fly one or two of the latest DJI drones
  • CAA Professional drone pilot will teach and advise you
  • Drone flying lesson certificate
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Operations Manual Review (Remote Study)

£120

This course has been specifically designed for those who need guidance in preparing their Operations Manual in order to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA.

  • Full Operations Manual guidance
  • Online video tutorials
  • Unique CAA Operations Manual template
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