CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar

CAA Drone Training: The Ins and Outs, Plus our 2018 Calendar


So, you’re thinking of flying a drone commercially? Great! But before you get started, there are a few things that you must do first; book a CAA drone training course, pass a few tests, and write an Operations Manual – you know, the usual.

Once you’ve found an excellent National Qualified Entity- or NQE – (us) you will need to book a training course. Again, we’re not trying to sway your decision but at Uplift we provide two, yes TWO, main forms of PfCO training – the Advanced PfCO and Fast Track PfCO.

All the information you need on all our training courses is available via our simple five-step breakdown of here to help you get from pi-not to pi-lots of flying. Sorry.

Now you know the basics, here’s just a little more info about the CAA PfCO and why you should choose Uplift Drones to help you get it.

What exactly is the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO)?

I hear you ask.

Well, unlike you may have been told, a ‘drone licence’ as such doesn’t exist but for commercial work the PfCO is the closest thing to one.

The PfCO – or the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations as it is more formally known – is granted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and allows a company or person to undertake work with their SUA (Small Unmanned Aircraft – the official term for a drone under 20kg).

What we provide

In order to provide you, the customer, with the best training possible we provide two courses (as enthusiastically mentioned earlier) the Advanced PfCO and the Fast Track PfCO.

Both courses on offer provides you with two days of classroom-based theory training, or Ground School, while the Advanced version also adds a day of practical Flight Training with our resident experts.

Why choose Uplift?

Here at Uplift Drones, we want you to get the most you possibly can out of your PfCO course.

We are a leading NQE with incredibly experienced trainers who are able to provide you with ongoing support when training with us.

We also provide an Operations Manual template and 1:1 support from your dedicated instructor, while alongside the two PfCO training courses, we provide career development with our Drone Mapping and OSC Vol 3 courses available as well.

AND if all that wasn’t enough, we also now supply market-leading equipment and you get a £200 drone voucher to use on our website when you book the Advanced or Fast Track PfCO courses.

When CAAn you train with us this year?

See what we did there?

We understand that life flies by (drone pun) and there never seems to be a minute spare, but never fear – here at Uplift we have 7 different training locations across the UK, with several dates still available at each of our bases in: Brighton, Bristol, Guildford, High Wycombe, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow, so that you can find the time to still fit in your training this year:

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Book your course today!

What are you waiting for?! Our friendly team of experts are waiting to take your call to help you gain your CAA PfCO and fly drones commercially!


For more information, call our experts on 0330 111 8800 or click to visit the training part of our website!


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