GENERAL VLOS CERTIFICATE (GVC) DRONE TRAINING CLASSROOM COURSE FROM £999 +VAT

If you're wanting to get your GVC qualification fast our 3-day classroom course could be the perfect option for you. Our Leeds based classroom environment promotes collaborative learning and networking, keeps students stimulated while learning and we also offer discounts on accommodation and parking for those travelling to study with us. 

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate or GVC as it’s more commonly known is the drone training and qualification needed to be able to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation. Your operational authorisation will allow you to Operate UAS in the specific category under the new UAS regulations that came into effect on December 31st 2020.

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You need a training provider that offers OFQUAL accredited drone training, global qualifications, and ongoing support from industry experts across the world. Our classroom GVC training course is OFQUAL Level 4 accredited meaning you can rest assured knowing you are training with the best and you’ll have the certificate to prove it.

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The 3-day course consists of 2 days in the classroom covering all theory material and commencing with the final exam, followed by 1-day for your practical flight assessment. On the day, you'll get lunch and refreshments included and if you're travelling to your classroom we can also offer discounts at selected hotels nationwide.  

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WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY WITH COPTRZ ACADEMY

You’ll be joining monthly GVC accelerator sessions with our training team, industry updates with Jamie Cording and the chance to speak to our industry experts across a range of sectors including inspection, surveying, real estate and public safety.

On top of this, you’ll get a monthly operations manual review. We are also the only training provider that allows you to take your exam 24/7.

When you enrol on your GVC course with us, you'll also get 12-months free access to the Coptrz Academy eLearning platform filled with more than 450+ online courses spanning across Project Management, Finance, Leadership, Commercial Skills, People and Culture, Customer Excellence and Data.

COURSE OVERVIEW

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  • Level: Intermediate

  • Syllabus: 7 face-to-face modules

  • Platform: In-person classroom learning

  • Study Time: 2 days study, 1 day flight assessment

  • Exam Details: 40 questions, multiple choice

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Module 1

AIR LAW AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The legal stuff. Develop a strong understanding of the rules and regulations around flying UAV in the UK, learn your responsibilities as a UAV operator, how to report accidents and more.

Module 2

UAS AIRSPACE

In this module, you'll learn everything you need to know about where you can and can't operate and who you need to contact when flying in certain airspace.

Module 3

AIRMANSHIP AND AVIATION SAFETY

How to fly your UAV safely. This module teaches you all about checking the safety of your drone and ensuring that you are safe to fly in the correct way.

Module 4

HUMAN PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS

Human performance is defined as the human capabilities and limitations which have an impact on the safety and efficiency of aeronautical operations.

Module 5

UAS GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Knowing how your aircraft operates is essential for safe flying. This module teaches you all about the principles of flight and how to know if your drone is safe to fly.

Module 6

OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Learn all about your responsibilities as a drone pilot in this module. You'll find out the steps you need to take to ensure a smooth flight.

Module 7

OPERATING PROCEDURES

Bring all of your knowledge together in this final module about VLOS, identifying congested areas, collision avoidance and more.

Theory Exam

PASS THE THEORY EXAM

It's time to put your hard work to the test and pass the 40 question multiple-choice exam!

Operations Manual

SUBMIT YOUR OPERATIONS MANUAL

Submit your operations manual detailing how you will be using your drone. Our expert training team will work with you until it's ready to submit to the CAA.

Flight Test

PASS THE PRACTICAL FLIGHT TEST

Finally, you will take your practical flight assessment where a member of our training team will assess your flight skills. We recommend that you have 10 hours of flying experience before you take your practical assessment.

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BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY

It couldn't be easier. All you need to do is choose a course that suits you and book your place! Our available classroom dates are:

9th – 11th February – Edinburgh
23rd - 25th February - Rugby
1st, 2nd & 7th March - Cardiff
1st - 3rd March - Hook

*Subject to availability 

YOUR EXPERT TRAINERS

The Coptrz Academy training team will be with you every step of the way during your journey with us, so you will quickly get to know them. You can expect to see members like Harry, Tom and Naomi often in our regular LIVE webinars which you have access to for free!

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DON'T KNOW IF THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Our admissions team are always happy to help. Get in touch today if you have any questions on any of our courses before enrolling. 

You can call them directly on 0330 111 7177 or email them at [email protected]

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PREFER TO LEARN ONLINE?

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From £499 +VAT

GVC Online Course

Study anytime, anywhere in the world, and at your own pace! Our online GVC course is perfect for those short on time. It covers the same content as the classroom course and we have 10 flight locations across the UK and Northern Ireland so you won't have to travel far to complete the course.

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£99 +VAT

PFCO to GVC Conversion Course

You can continue to operate under the permissions of your current PfCO until December 31st 2023, after this, you will need a GVC. Converting your PfCO to a GVC is easy and cost-effective with our conversion course. Terms and Conditions apply.

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IS THE GVC RIGHT FOR YOU?

You benefit from more direct instruction

For some people, online learning can be a struggle. If you prefer one on one guidance and more direct instruction when learning, our 3-day classroom course is a much better option for you. 

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You want to increase profit, efficiency and safety within your organisation

Drones will make your operations more efficient, cost-effective and safer for your team, but only if you have the best continual training and development programme in place.

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You want access to a wider variety of jobs

The GVC qualification allows you to say YES to a wide variety of jobs, meaning you can build your business and your income faster. You'll never get caught short and you won't have to miss out on valuable work. 

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EXPERIENCE COPTRZ ACADEMY FOR FREE

Enrol now and get FREE access to over 450+ online courses (including our popular A2 CofC course), live and on-demand content and a dedicated team of experts to support you along the way. 

The Coptrz Academy online learning experience is like no other - it's so much more than just drone training.  Coptrz Academy provides a truly holistic learning experience with a mobile-first design, quality content, in-built psychometrics and an unparalleled user experience driven by artificial intelligence. 

FLIGHT TEST LOCATIONS TO SUIT YOU

Studying with Coptrz Academy gives you access to the largest number of flight test centres across the UK including Northern Ireland. That means you won’t be travelling long distances to take a 1.5 hour long flight assessment.

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    RUGBY

    Make Venues, Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN

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    BELFAST

    Hilton Belfast, Castle Upton Estate
    Templepatrick, BT39 0DD

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    ABERDEEN

    Mercure Aberdeen Hotel, South Deeside Road, Blairs Aberdeen, AB12 5YP

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    NORFOLK

    Norfolk Showground – Dereham Rd
    Norwich, NR5 0TT

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    EDINBURGH

    Carberry Tower Mansion House, Carberry Tower Estate, Musselburgh, EH21 8PY

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    BRIGHTON

    Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton
    Lewes, BN7 3AL

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    CARDIFF

    The New House Country Hotel, Thornhill,
    Cardiff, CF14 9UA

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    KENT

    The Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, London, ME14 3JF

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    HOOK

    Highfield Park, Church Lane
    Heckfield, Hook, RG27 0LG

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    LEEDS

    COPTRZ HQ, 1st Floor Phoenix House, 3 South Parade Leeds, LS1 5QX

WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

Committing to your own continual development is what will set you apart from the rest. Here's what we recommend you enrol on next.

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FAQs

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

As a commercial pilot or hobbyist, you will need a GVC in order to operate within the specific category. This will allow you to fly potentially larger drones in a more medium-risk environment.

It's easy! You can get in touch with a member of our admissions team by clicking here, or you scroll back to the top of the page to book your spot now.

You can be confident knowing our classroom GVC course comes with a theory assessment pass guarantee. If you don't pass your theory exam on the day, you can re-sit it for free!

Practical flight assessment resit fees are £174 + VAT.

This is entirely up to you! Online learning is ideal for people with commitments during the day, such as work, as you have the flexibility to learn whenever it suits your schedule. Our online GVC is not time-bound so you can learn at your own pace, however, not everyone benefits from the online learning style. Our face-to-face GVC course takes just three days to complete and it's a great asset for students who need more one on one guidance or more direct instruction. 

Yes! If you are current or ex-military our courses are available to enrol on using your ELCAS Credits, find out more here. 

They are two completely different things. A GVC is the competency requirements and certificate required to apply for an Operational Authorisation. A GVC is much like the NQE certificates candidates received from completing a course to be able to apply for a PfCO.

Yes, public liability insurance will be required to take your flight test as part of the GVC course and for flights once you complete your course when not flown for recreational purposes. There is also an application fee for the Operational Authorisation payable to the CAA.

There are a number of ways that you can do this. You can access your flight logs directly through your drones software. A more convenient way is to use third-party software such as UAV Air Data, this website will allow you to enter your DJI or Parrots credentials and extract the data automatically which can then be inputted into your own format if required.

OSC is an acronym for Operational Safety Case which is a document that is provided to the civil aviation authority when the pilot feels that he must operate outside of the limits provided by the CAA. The CAA will scrutinize this document prior to issuing a secondary permission which will only be issued if the CAA are satisfied that all relevant safety precautions are covered within the OSC. These one-off permissions can sometimes take up to 6-months to be processed so the key is always preparation.

The CAA have a series of factsheets to help explain the rules that will apply to your flying:

  • Flying for fun CAP2003
  • Flying as a hobby and at a club CAP2004
  • Using a drone for work CAP2005
  • Flying in the countryside CAP2006
  • Flying in towns and cities CAP2007
  • The difference with the new 2020 regulations CAP2008
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