General VLOS Certificate (GVC)

This is the qualification for professional drone pilots. The General VLOS Certificate (GVC) qualification can be used to apply for a CAA Operational Authorisation for the Specific Category. The GVC allows you to fly a drone up to 25kg and gives you the level of credibility you will need to undertake drone operations on behalf of larger organisations.

With a GVC you will be also be able to take advantage of new ‘bolt-on’ qualifications which the CAA will start to introduce in 2021. The first of these will be for flying extended visual line of sight operations out to 2 kilometers.

£648.00 (incl. VAT)

CAA Approved GVC / PfCO course

  • Complete the course online and at a pace to suit you.
  • The only time you have to travel is for your Flight Assessment
  • Online Learning covering complete syllabus
  • Live video meetings with your instructor
  • Quizzes for each lesson
  • Online theory examination which you can take at home at a time to suit you
  • Assistance with the creation of your Operations Manual based on our Standard
  • Flight Assessment at one of our many locations around the UK
  • Free use of the Dronedesk operations management system with a 15% discount on the Pro version.
  • Free Insurance for your Flight Assessment
  • Please see pricing notes below

Pricing Notes:

All prices include VAT

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to any fees payable to The UAV Academy,  you will be required to pay a fee, which is currently £253, directly to the CAA for the issue of your initial Operational Authorisation once you have completed the course. The annual renewal fee is currently £190. CAA fees are not subject to VAT.

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