free drone training
Start or progress your drone pilot career with free Personal Learning Account funding through Coleg Sir Gar. Fully funded, flexible part-time learning and qualifications deliver by the UK’s longestest standing CAA approved drone training academy. An increasingly in demand skill, drone flying is a great way to improve your career prospects and build an important skill base.
GVC, A2 CofC, Flight Training and Assessment Drone Training Course. The A2 Certificate of Competency is a remote pilot competency certificate intended to assure the safe operation of unmanned aircraft close to uninvolved persons; this test is completed online. The GVC is a Remote Pilot Competency Certificate, suitable for VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) operations within the Specific Category; this is a blended learning course, with some parts completed online and others in the classroom at our Training Academy in Newport.
Our drone training courses are perfect for complete beginners who wish to operate drones.* Anyone over 19 and who lives in Wales can apply, however the online learning module and Flyer/Operator ID must be completed prior to the examination.
*Prerequisite to completing the course is a minimum of 2 hours of drone flying experience, submitted to RUAS prior to course completion.
There are no requirements for the courses, it is open to all. No previous drone experience is necessary. To qualify for the FREE PLA funding, however, you must be over 19 and live in Wales.
These certifications are perfect for recreational drone users, university, military or blue light leavers, industry professionals or anybody who is looking to fly into the drone industry. Individuals who gain knowledge in this area can improve their employability and add key points to their CV.
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.