Available courses

Network Rail Combined A2 CofC/ GVC Course

This course enables Network Rail candidates to operate both within the Open Category and Specific Category under Network Rails existing Operational Authorisation.

Combined A2 CofC/ GVC Course

This course enables candidates to operate both within the Open Category and Specific Category under an Operational Authorisation.

Emergency Services Drone Operator Training

The ESDOT course is based on the CAA prescribed syllabus for the GVC and is required to operate under an ES OA. 

GVC Fixed Wing Module

This module enables Remote Pilots to apply for a Fixed Wing Operational Authorisation. 

PfCO to GVC Conversion course

This course is for individuals already in possession of a full NQE PfCO recommendation and wish to transfer the qualification to the GVC.

A2 Certificate of Competency

The A2 Certificate of Competency is a course for those that wish to operate in the A1 and A2 Subcategories of the Open Category. 

General Visual Line of Sight Certificate

The GVC course is based on the prescribed syllabus of the CAA and is required to operate under an Operational Authorisation in the Specific Category.

Night Operations

This course enables candidates to gain a greater understanding of nighttime operations.

Zenmuse L1 LIDAR Sensor Training

This course delivers specific data capture and post-processing workflow training to users of the Zenmuse L1 LIDAR Sensor. 

DJI Matrice 300 RTK - Aircraft Training

This course delivers platform and sensor specific training to Remote Pilots of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK.

Site Scan Access Training

The Site Scan Access Course is designed for individuals that utilise Site Scan GIS software to capture, process and analyse photogrammetric data. 

Emergency Services CPD Training

The Emergency Services CPD course facilitates the delivery of theoretical knowledge for Emergency Services Remote Pilots with either a PfCO or GVC qualification. 

Enterprise CPD Training

The Enterprise CPD course facilitates the delivery of theoretical knowledge for Remote Pilots with either PfCO or GVC qualifications.  

Level 4 Award in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (RQF)

This course enables candidates to receive the GVC as well as a Level 4 qualification in UAS. 

Site announcements

CAA website upgrade

by Jack Sharp -

The CAA  have been working to improve the way we publish Civil Aviation Publications (CAPs) and other documents on our website.

The new system will be going live on Thursday 22 February, making it easier to find specific titles or related information.

This means that the website search will soon include titles that only used to be available in a separate publications section. As well as being able to filter your main site search by publications, you’ll also be able to choose from an updated list of publication categories and series. Direct links to CAPs that include a CAP reference number in the URL (caa.co.uk/CAPXXXX) will continue to work.

There will be a short time on Thursday morning when the site search will be affected as the upgrade is completed. 

DJI L2 Drone LiDAR Enhances Workflows at Everton Stadium Development

by Mark Blaney -

In-depth case study showcasing how drone technology, including the new DJI Zenmuse L2 payload, has played a pivotal role during the construction of the new Everton Football Club stadium.

Find out how drones have benefited construction workflows and how the  DJI Zenmuse L2 drone LiDAR and photogrammetry solution has transformed onsite operations, compared to its predecessor, the L1, thanks to its increased efficiency and accuracy.

Click the below image to watch the case study video and read the article to see datasets and accuracy tables. (Opens in Pop-Up)

Everton Stadium L2 Image

Operations Manual Renewal Guidance Document V6.6

by Mark Blaney -

The CAA established a standard way for referring to the UK version of the law that distinguished it from the EU version of the law with the same name/number.

The government has published an Act of Parliament that says from 1st January 2024 no one must refer to this law as retained law any longer.
Operators must refer to it as assimilated law.

From 1st January 2024 can you please use the following wording in any document that the law may be referenced.

The Following changes should be made on the Reference Documents Table. Details can be found on page 3 of this document. 

Also, amendments to the Safety Statement should be made to reflect this change in your Operations Manual.

All UAS Operators and Remote Pilots are encouraged to review the document in it's entirety.

If you need any guidance or support in preparing your annual renewal, please don't hesitate to contact the training team.

Please click the below image to download the Operations Manual Guidance Document.

Ops Manual Guidance version 6.6

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