TQUK Level 4 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots


The qualification objective is to provide a benefit to learners by preparing them to fulfil the role of a UAS Operator and Remote Pilot (RP). This syllabus is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as a recognised programme which enables successful learners to be recommended by RUAS to apply to the CAA for an operational Authorisation within the Open or Specific Categories.

This qualification is designed for learners who use Unmanned Aircraft for commercial or medium risk purposes in a specific industry and associated role. Remote Pilots are required to operate in a range of industries and environments. This qualification underpins competencies required in the following job roles:

Commercial drone pilot| Inspector (for example wind turbines) | Photographer | Scaffolders |Surveyors | Engineers |Roofers

Upon successfully completing our course, candidates will be honoured with the Level 4 GVC certification, accredited by Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK). This certification serves as a testament to your expertise and commitment in the field of remote piloting.

This course includes nine online training modules accessed through RUAS Learning Management System, followed by 1-day classroom based training at RUAS’ training facility, a Written Assessment, production of an Operations Manual followed by a practical flight assessment at a later date to suit the student. RUAS will provide the learner with relevant flight logs. 

Any questions, please contact a member of the RUAS Training Academy team on 01633 746170 or contact@ruas.co.uk.

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Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Pre-requisites to registration requires learners to be:

  • Accurately identified by carrying out an initial assessment by RUAS;
  • 18 years of age;
  • learners must own a drone and have insurance.

There are no additional pre-requisites to certification other than the attendance on the full course of training and successful achievement of all assessment activities.

Financial Support:

This course is eligible for Enhanced Learning Credits (80% Costs covered by LC, 20% by the learner).

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Online Pre-learning modules

A lady taking a mock exam during drone training on a Mac.

One day classroom training (virtual or face to face)

A man wearing a high vis suit with the RUAS logo on it, at an airport. He's flying a Mavic 2 drone, to show the importance of FRZ.

Operational Evaluation (Flight Assessment)

Mavic 2 Drone in Flight

Completion of an Operations Manual

Penshaw Monument

Assistance of the submission of Operational Authorisation Application

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Our training locations

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 contact@ruas.co.uk with any location queries or requests.

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