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Drone Training for the Media Industry 

Consortiq is pleased to offer our Unmanned Aircraft Qualification (UAQ) Media course, an end-to-end course aimed at giving those working in TV and video production all the practical and theoretical skills to begin to operate drones safely and efficiently during aerial filming and aerial photography. Over the past year, Consortiq has collaborated with clients including BBC Studios and NBC News to identify and provide training and expertise for unmanned filming operations.

Led by ex-BBC filmmaker, Michael Surcombe, the UAQ Media gives candidates more than just the theoretical and practical knowledge of UAVs, but also ties in the essential creative skills needed in production.

The full UAQ Media qualification is available to those who wish to learn how to operate a drone and use it in TV and film production. The package offers complete training for the novice operator and will provide all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to operate a drone safely and efficiently during aerial filming and aerial photography. Consortiq is happy to host the drone course at the client’s base if required. The course includes:

  •  Basic flight training
  • The UAQ Part 107 Essentials Course
  • Advanced media-specific scenarios and drone camera skills

In addition to the full UAQ Media, a primer course for accountable managers and those booking or planning drone operations is available. The course is delivered in collaboration with media safety specialists, 1st Option Safety. Taught by leading drone professionals from Consortiq, this half day session provides candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively procure and manage drones, and assist their employer’s obligation to protect staff who undertake hazardous operations. The course includes:

  • A review of serious incidents that have already happened in media productions
  • The basics of current legislation, including recent and forthcoming changes
  • Current drone technology
  • How to manage teams and book operations
  • Planning workshop
  • Drone flight simulator
A UAQ qualification from Consortiq plus UAQ Media certificate and candidate report/evaluation. All of our courses are designed to prepare you for the FAA Aeronautical Test.
“ “During Drone Flight Essentials, John imparted some truly valuable insights based on his own extensive operational experience. I learned a lot during the course and feel much more confident in my practical understanding of how to safely operate drones now.””
Daniel Levine, Owner and CEO

Find out where our next UAQ-Media course is running here.

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