PfCO Drone Pilot Training Course

Complete your PfCO drone pilot training with the UK’s longest standing NQE, who have trained over 3,700 pilots.

Our CAA approved two-day drone training ground schools are led by our expert instructors from our training centres across the UK. The PfCO course is designed to provide you with everything you need to get your Permission for Commercial Operations.

You can complete our PfCO course nationwide in Newport, Dunfermline, London, Warwick and Amble. Click here to find out more about the courses near you. If you are interested in a course for multiple students, training can be delivered at your location, contact us to discuss your requirements.

What is included in my drone training?

Online
£625
(ex VAT)
Ground School
£829
(ex VAT)
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Theory Assessment Graphic of a green tick in a green circle Graphic of a green tick in a green circle
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Flight Assessment Graphic of a green tick in a green circle Graphic of a green tick in a green circle
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Classroom Based Drone Training

All of our instructors are highly experienced in commercial drone operations before joining our teaching team. With a mixture of civilian and military experience, first class training standards are assured at all times.

With a limit of fifteen students per course, the intensive training ensures a deeper understanding of the material and provides networking opportunities for all attendees. The written exam is included on the second day of the course.

Online Drone Training Portal

Access to our drone training eLearning portal covering 10 modules is included in the cost of the course. These can be completed in your own time prior to attending the ground school section of the course.

The modules include Air Law Responsibilities, Airmanship and Aviation Safety, Human Factors, Meteorology, Principles of Flight, RPAS Components, Airspace Classification, Latitude & Longitude, Basic Map Reading, RPAS Operating Procedures.

The easy to use platform helps you to gain a level of understanding prior to the start of the course and is accessible via an internet connection on any tablet, Apple Mac or PC. If you are a PC or Mac user we strongly recommend that you use the Google Chrome browser.

Operations Manual Assistance for your PfCO

The Operations Manual is a requirement for all Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) applications. The CAA need to receive this from all organisations in advance of issue of the PfCO.

Our highly experienced instructors will go through the process of completing your Operations Manual, ensuring that it is ready for submission to obtain CAA approval.

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Things you need to know before you book your drone training

Insurance

Students are not required to hold insurance to enrol on to the PfCO Drone Pilot Training Course, however they will be required to hold as a minimum, a valid insurance certificate sufficient to cover all third party liabilities prior to attending their Flight Assessment. We can advise on appropriate insurers if required.

CAA Administration Fees

In addition to our course fees, students should note the CAA administration fee for your application for Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Current CAA administration fees are: £247 (exempt from VAT) and are paid directly to the CAA at the end of the process.

Why do your drone pilot training with RUAS?

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Longest Standing CAA Approved NQE
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Trained over 3,700 Pilots
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Highly Experienced Specialist Instructors
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Online and Offline Courses Available
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Bespoke Training Available at your Location

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If you have any questions then click here to fill in our contact form or get in touch on contact@ruas.co.uk or +44 (0) 1633 835 123.

For bookings of two or more students, military personnel / veterans, or details of how we can tailor our training to suit your needs (date or location) then please contact RUAS sales on +44 (0) 1633 835 123.