College takes flight with new drone course

5th July 2019

Solihull College & University Centre is taking to the skies by launching a brand new CAA Approved Drone Pilot Training course.

With an increasing number of industries making use of drone technology, job opportunities for drone pilots are really taking off. On offer from mid-August, the new short course has been launched as a direct response to the shortage of drone pilots. The training aims to lead students to employment across a number of industries including photography, media, surveying or conservation.

Combining classroom learning and practical flight days, the course provides the underpinning knowledge, processes and procedures to operate under Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Modules covered include Air Law, Airmanship and Aviation Safety, Principles of Flight, Systems Components, Airspace and Map and Chart Reading.

Head of School for Computing & Emerging Technologies at the College, Mohammed Maher, states ‘Drone technology is the future in so many ways. By investing in this form of training we are committing to assist a national need for skills training. We can’t wait to watch our students take to the skies’.

Drone with controller
Find out more about the College's Drone Pilot Training courses: Drone Pilot Training