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A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC)

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Overview

The A2 CofC C is the introductory CAA certified course that allows you more freedom in where you fly your drone. Anyone holding this certificate may fly within the new A2 (Open) subcategory, no matter if its for recreational or commercial reasons.

The A2 (Open) subcategory will allow you to fly your "C2" drone down to just 30m from people. 

Note that manufacturers have not yet released any drones that comply with the C2 standards. As an interim measure, the CAA will allow A2 CofC pilots to fly drones weighting under 2kg in the A2 (Open) subcategory, down to 50m from people until December 2022 - perfect if you're using a smaller drone.

Course Content & Format

Within this course you'll learn about three core subjects covering Flight Operations, Flight Performance and Meteorology. The material has been written with the newcomer in mind, but as you work through the subjects you'll have on-demand access to your instructors via email, phone and video call.

Once you're ready, you can schedule your exam at a time and date that suits you, with your CAA and AV8 certifications issued automatically.

The course usually takes around 4 to 6 hours to complete, but you can start, pause, resume and complete at your own pace with no time limits.

Certification

This course is available to start at anytime, but please note that you won't be able to fly in the A2 (Open) subcategory until the UK has transitioned to the new EASA regulations on 31st December 2020.

At the end of your course you'll automatically receive your official CAA certificate (PDF) along with your digital certification which can be added to your phone's secure wallet app. The A2 CofC is valid for a period of 5 years from the date of completion.

Key Points

  • CAA Approved

  • Minimum age to take the exam is 13 years

  • A practical flight test is not required for this course

  • An operations manual is not required for this course

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General VLOS Certificate - Upgrade

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Overview

The GVC Upgrade course allows legacy PfCO holders to obtain the benefits of the new EASA certification without having to study the entire GVC syllabus or pass a flight assessment (subject to minimum recency of flying).

Why Convert?

Ops Manual. Whilst a PfCO can continue to be renewed annually by the CAA until 2025, this course is a must for any operator who wants to ensure they transition to the new EASA regulations with a compliant Operations Manual.

 

EVLOS / BVLOS. GVC holders will have the option to add new specialist Modules in future, whereas legacy PfCO operators can only obtain these through an Operating Safety Case.

A2 Certificate of Competence. This course includes the A2 CofC. After 31st December 2020 this will allow you to operate any sub-2kg drone commercially, without having to do so under your CAA Permission. This makes it far easier and faster to complete tasks, since lengthy flight planning and detailed operating procedures aren't required.

Course Content & Format

Within this course you'll learn about the new European legislation and some key differences between the legacy PfCO and the new EASA frameworks. The material has been written for current PfCO holders, but as you work through the subjects you'll also have on-demand access to your instructors via email, phone and video call.

This course includes updates to your Operations Manual, either as content amendments or via AV8's Flight Docs system. See FAQ section for more information.

Once you're ready, you can schedule your exam at a time and date that suits you, with your CAA and AV8 certifications issued automatically.

The course usually takes around 4 to 6 hours to complete, but you can start, pause, resume and complete at your own pace with no time limits.

Certification

This course is available to start at any time with formal certification issued for both the A2 CofC and GVC upon completion.

At the end of your course you'll automatically receive your official CAA certificates (PDF) along with your digital certification which can be added to your phone's secure wallet app. The A2 CofC and GVC are both valid for a period of 5 years from the date of completion.

Key Points

  • CAA Approved

  • 100% Online

  • Course includes both the A2 CofC and the GVC

  • Subject to minimum recency of flying, no flight test is required for this course (click here to view requirements)

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Combined GVC / A2 CofC

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Coming Soon!

We're currently putting the finishing touches to our all-new GVC course and can't wait to show it to you!

The course is temporarily unavailable for new enrolments, but please check back early September.

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Course Requirements

Online Learning (A2 CofC & GVC)

​A laptop, desktop or tablet (iOS, Windows, Mac OS or Android)

A webcam, microphone & speakers (or headphones)

Internet connection: minimum upload / download speed 2Mbps

Flight Assessment (GVC only)

​Access to an appropriate drone (either fixed wing or multi-rotor)

Flight assessment insurance (between £6 - £10)

Theory Exam (A2 CofC & GVC)

​A laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac)

Chrome or Firefox web browser

A webcam, microphone & speakers (or headphones)

Internet connection: minimum upload / download speed 2Mbps

Granting of a CAA Permission (GVC only)

A minimum of 120 minutes flight time in the last 90 days

EC785/2004 compliant insurance policy

Full NQE recommendation or GVC certification

Compliant Operations Manual

Please note: If you apply to the CAA for a permission, an application fee is payable

directly to them and is not included in the cost of your course (GVC only).

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