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Where will this course lead?

The course provides a strong basis for people wanting to use drones professionally and recreationally in a safe manner. It can provide an insight into employment?across several industries such as Photography, Media/Journalism, Surveying and Infrastructure Inspection as well as meeting specific requirements in areas including Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Monitoring, Emergency Medical Supply Delivery and Search and Rescue.

What will I study?

The course provides a basic introduction to underpinning knowledge, processes and procedures to help you to operate a drone safely. It also introduces you to the requirements to operate under a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) and providing a good grounding to go on to undertake a CAA approved ground school. The basic content covered are: 

1. Basic Planning and Map Navigation  

2. Principles of Drone Flight  

3. Laws and regulations 

4. Staying safe in the air and on the ground- 

5. Flight lessons

How will this course be delivered?

The course will be delivered via a one-day course comprising of a mixture of practical and theory-based sessions. In a small group setting you will learn the theory and practice underpinning safe use of drones and be given help and opportunity to develop your practical skills. This includes practical demonstrations using a variety of commercial drones. 

What qualifications will I get?

Successful completion of the course will provide you with an insight into the Drone Aviation industry and will provide you with some practical hands on experience in flying a Drone.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment for this course.

How do I get a place on the course?

You need to apply through the college website or call us on 01216787000 to make an enrolment on the course.

What are the entry requirements?

None, there are no specific entry requirements just enthusiasm for drones. However, you must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

What else do I need to know?

Access to a Drone is not required to complete any element of this course but may be beneficial.

*This course if free for students living in the West Midlands Combined Authority area. A fee of £150 applies otherwise.

What can I do after this course?

Drones are being used extensively across a number of industries such as Photography, Media/Journalism, Surveying and Infrastructure Inspection as well as meeting specific requirements in areas including Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Monitoring, Emergency Medical Supply Delivery and Search and Rescue. 

On completion of this course you may wish to move on to our CAA approved ground school which will be essential in preparing for your PfCO. 

 

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Jan-2021

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free*

Course Code

ENDRA041BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

March-2021

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free*

Course Code

ENDRB041BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

April-2021

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free*

Course Code

ENDRC041BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time

Location

Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

May-2021

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free*

Course Code

ENDRD041BCP0

Study Mode

Part Time