Industry-leading supplier of CAA-accredited drone training courses
Looking for drone training? RUAS Training Academy are an industry-leading supplier of drone training as an accredited RAE as issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). With experienced instructors who have been delivering drone training for over 8 years as the longest standing NQE, having trained over 4000 remote pilots in gaining their Certificate of Pilot Competency.
We run regular classroom-based courses in Newport, South Wales. Other training locations may be available on request depending on group size. If you have more than 8 people in your group then we can arrange a location close to you.
The GVC qualification allows flight of an unmanned aircraft with a MTOM of <25kg in the Specific Category under an Operational Authorisation.
The A2 CofC qualification allows flight of a C2 marked drone within the A2 Subcategory of the Open Category at a distance of 30m from uninvolved persons (5m in low-speed mode). In the transition period it allows flight of a legacy drone with a MTOM of <2kg as close as 50m from uninvolved persons. It also allows flight of a legacy drone with a MTOM of <500g within the A1 Subcategory of the Open Category.
Both the GVC and the A2 CofC qualifications are valid for 5 years.
Ongoing Training and Support
RUAS are on hand to offer support and guidance long after you complete your course. We are still offering assistance to drone pilots we have trained long ago and have a great customer service reputation.
RUAS also offer bespoke training opportunities including Advanced Flight Training and Assessments, Operating Safety Case assistance, Train the trainer courses and many more based on the need and requirement of our clients.
Ofqual-regulated GVC, A2 CofC, Flight Training and Assessment Drone Training Course.
RUAS Aerial Data Processing course is the next step in data capture for image processing of GIS data product generation through Agisoft Metashape.
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.
This Learning Plan includes both the A2 Certificate of Competency and the General VLOS Certificate combined at a reduced price.
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.
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.
We run regular classroom based courses in Newport, South Wales. Other training locations may be available on request depending on group size. If you have more than 8 people in your group then we can arrange a location close to you.
Please just contact one of the members of the RUAS Training Academy team on 01633 746170 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any location queries or requests.
As Chief Pilot for BBC News I have found the services provided by RUAS to be invaluable. They have delivered drone training for BBC News remote pilots for the last 7 years and have trained over 100 BBC remote Pilots. I have always found them friendly, reliable, knowledgeable and always willing to help.
John Dyson - BBC News, Chief Drone Pilot
I would say the three biggest benefits from working with RUAS are their clear desire to do a good job, their ability to be flexible relevant to our requirements and their professional approach to how they operate. The Customer first approach from the service RUAS provide means I would readily recommend them to others.
David Byers - Asda, Location Planning Manger
As one of the pilots on the Sky News Ops Manual (and being the Accountable Manager) I can’t be more happy with or feel more supported by RUAS Ltd, both throughout our PfCO training courses and as well as going forward as we operate an important aspect of our visual newsgathering operations. So far they have helped successfully train over 10 pilots at their sites around the UK. They provide valuable information and ongoing support with regards to the ever-changing rules and regulations that are associated with UAV operations in the UK and around the world. In short, our relationship plays an essential role in our ability to operate drones safely in line with CAA and UK Government regulations. Highly recommended.
Ed Bayliss - Sky News - Accountable Manager
A standard part of any drone pilot’s day is to clarify the airspace you’re working in and the severity and impact that an unmanned aircraft’s presence has there and co-ordinate accordingly. Often, it might not even be much of an issue, operating safely well outside of any airfield or heliport activity.
Our friendly and helpful customer service team can answer any questions to make sure you are on the right path.