PFCO TO GVC ONLINE CONVERSION COURSE £247 +VAT

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, so get in touch with our admissions team today to see if you qualify. 

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate or GVC as it’s more commonly known, is the training and qualification needed to be able to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation. If you have a valid PfCO you may qualify to convert it to a GVC. 

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To qualify for our PfCO to GVC conversion course you must have a valid PfCO/Operational Authorisation, NQE/RAE Practical Flight Assessment certificate from within the previous 24 months, logbooks showing flight time of at least 2 hours within the preceding 90 days and a valid Flyer ID and Operator ID. 

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You have the flexibility to choose where and when you learn. We are the only training provider that allows you to take your final exam 24/7 meaning your training fits around your schedule, and not the other way around.

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WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY WITH COPTRZ ACADEMY

You have the flexibility to choose where and when you learn. We are the only training provider that allows you to take your final exam 24/7 meaning your training fits around your schedule, and not the other way around.

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.

When you enrol on your PFCO to GVC Online Conversion 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 on-demand modules

  • Platform: Flexible online Learning

  • Study Time: Around 20 hours

  • Exam Details: 40 question, 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.

Final Exam

PASS THE FINAL EXAM

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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GET STARTED WITH YOUR PFCO TO GVC CONVERSION

It couldn't be easier. All you need to do is fill out the application form below and a member of our admissions team will be in touch to check your eligibility. 

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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OTHER WAYS TO GET YOUR GVC

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From £999 +VAT

GVC Classroom Course

Our Leeds based classroom environment promotes collaborative learning and networking. We offer discounts on accommodation and parking for those travelling to study with us. You will cover the same content in the online course and complete a flight test over 3 days.

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From £497 +VAT

GVC Online Course

Study anytime, anywhere in the world, and at your own pace! The course 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.

GVC online course box
£698 +VAT

GVC Accelerator Package

Accelerate your drone training with this all-inclusive package. It features an A2 CofC course, GVC course, Flight Test, OFQUAL 4 certificate and a live GVC accelerator masterclass by our expert training team as well as ongoing support and lifetime access to your course materials.

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