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Our instructors are highly experienced civilian commercial operators and many were involved in the design and development of the courses. As former military and civilian, rotary and fixed wing, manned and remote pilots and former air traffic controllers, they ensure that the training is up-to-date and relevant, satisfying not just the CAA requirements but also preparing graduates for their first job as a commercial drone operator. 

Our Unmanned Aircraft Qualification includes…

  • Online distance learning
  • Ground School with a theory test (2 days at 10 locations)
  • Practical Flight Assessment (over 10 locations)
  • Operations Manual development + review
  • Free course study manual + pilot checklists
  • Free telephone support
  • Student support Facebook group
  • Ongoing support for graduates

Upon successful completion of the course, Consortiq will continue to support you in the writing of your operations manual and your application to the CAA for your PfCO.

What’s different about the Modular option?

For greater flexibility, the UAQ Modular course allows you to pay an initial deposit of just £250 + VAT towards any of our UAQ drone training courses.

This will give you access to the distance learning material including practice exams, allowing you to get an in-depth insight into the training course and what is required to be a professional drone pilot.

When you are ready to book onto one of our drone training courses you will then be provided with a unique code, reducing the amount payable by £250 + VAT.

We encourage our students to book as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Pay as You Go Payments

1. Instalment – Deposit (Access to distance learning)


2. Instalment – Ground School


3. Instalment – Flight Assessment


Total: £1415 + VAT

In recent guidance issued by the CAA concerning the ability for a minor to enter a legally binding contract, they have stated that they will not approve and issue a PfCO to any applicants under the age of 18. Therefore, Consortiq cannot issue a recommendation for a PfCO to the CAA for those under 18. An under 18-year-old can, however, work to an approved operators’ PfCO as an employable pilot. For further information on this, please get in touch with us.

Our UAQ courses serve as proof of competence when applying to the CAA for your Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).
“We’re elated to be working with Consortiq and anticipate that our training will step up a notch because of it. Their expertise in drone technology coupled with our experience in UK SAR will cultivate the development of a niche curriculum that arms personnel with the skills and equipment to save more lives.”
Simon Green, Director of Operations
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