Learn to get your GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) Operational Authorisation so you can fly your drones in the Specific Category with UAVHUB’s New and Improved GVC Fast-Track Training Course!

How does the course work?
This is a completely unique, on-demand, video-based learning course which has been crafted to provide you with the same incredible learning journey we’ve become renowned for… But all from the comfort and safety of your own home! The Fast-Track GVC Drone course is taught by industry expert and UAVHUB CEO Matt Williams (Mr MPW) who will guide you through the learning process that will ultimately lead to you becoming a certified drone operator in the Specific Category.

How does the Online Examination Work?
When you have completed your E-Learning, you will be able to book in for your ‘virtual closed book examination’ using the dedicated online calendar-based booking system. You will book a time slot to sit your examination online with an Invigilator. Before taking the examination, you will be required to show your examiner around your workspace using your webcam so they can ensure that you have no reading materials and notes to hand. The Examination is multiple-choice and it will be invigilated by an Examiner throughout.  A Desktop or Laptop will be required to take the examination. You will not be able to take the examination using a Tablet device such as an iPad.

Essential Equipment Required for Examination:

  • Desktop or Laptop
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Internet Connection with a minimum of 2Mbs speed

How do Flight Assessments Work?
When you have completed your Theory Exam, you simply need to book your Practical Examination (Operational Evaluation) at the Oxfordshire or North-Staffordshire Training Field site – this will take up to 2 hours to complete. You will be required to submit all of your planning paperwork digitally and your examiner will be required to stay at least 2-metres away from you during the examination.

The Operations Manual
The final part of the ICARUS GVC drone course is focused on the Operations Manual. You’ll be sent a list of questions to complete detailing your planned operations, the answers to these questions are then used to create an operations manual bespoke unique to you – The manual is usually delivered within 5 working days.

The Online GVC Drone Course Includes:

  • Video-based E-Learning of GVC syllabus (8+ Hours)
  • CAA Approved ‘Virtual theory Examination Session’ ◦ Available between 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Operations Manual Created for you (through the HUBSUBin partnership with Open Sky Consulting)
  • Operational Evaluation (Your Drone Flight test) – booked on a separate day ◦ Times available between 10.00 am – 15.00 pm between Monday – Friday.
  • Award of RAE Recommendation Certificate for GVC* ◦ This certificate allows you to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the CAA. (an Application for Operational Authorisation costs £253 and is payable directly to the CAA to be granted your Permissions by them)
  • Free flight test insurance (with Coverdrone)

Flight Test Venue(s):
When the time comes, you can book your Drone Flight Assessment at the following locations:

  • Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
  • Cudmore Fisheries, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

When you have successfully completed your course, you will be awarded General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (your GVC), which is required to apply for an Operational Authorisation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority.


Why have we chosen UAVHUB?
UAVHUB (a registered trademark and trading name of Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd) is an NQE and the world’s first Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE); authorised by the CAA to provide professional drone training to allow you to apply for your Operational Authorisation with the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC).

They have trained over 3000 Remote Pilots since 2015 and have an outstanding reputation, supported by the fact that they are the UK’s Highest Rated Drone course on Trustpilot with over 1000 5***** star reviews. Their Instructors are either ex. RAF Helicopter Instructors or are professionals in the professional Drone Space, with years of experience – with Aviation Insider and UAVHUB, you’re in safe hands!

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