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CAA APPROVED DRONE TRAINING COURSES

Expand your drone business with specialist inspections

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A2 COFC

FROM £99 INC. VAT

Drone training to allow you to fly in the Open Category – designed for new recreational drone pilots.

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A2 COFC + GVC

FROM £395 INC. VAT

For commercial pilots looking to fly drones up to 25kg in both the Open Category and Specific Category.

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PFCO TO GVC

£295 INC. VAT

Convert your existing PfCO (Permissions for Commercial Operations) to the new GVC certificate.

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PRACTICAL DRONE FLIGHT TRAINING

£200 INC. VAT

Gain confidence in your flying and learn the skills needed to operate safely and pass your GVC flight assessment.

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DRONE THERMAL IMAGING CERTIFICATE

FROM £1995 INC. VAT

Designed for commercial drone pilots looking to learn how to capture, process and analyse thermal images.

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DRONE 3D MAPPING & SURVEYING COURSE

COMING SOON

Learn how to create, measure and analyse 3D models and maps from images captured with a drone.

Commercial drone training courses from the UK’s payload experts

Founded in 2002, iRed have helped thousands of businesses access the benefits of emerging technologies, providing cheaper, faster and safer inspection methods for a wide range of industries.

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Why students choose iRed®

  • One of the first CAA Approved RAEs

  • Only provider of 100% Online E-Learning Courses

  • Only training centre with an active operations team

  • Accredited courses designed around industry

  • 50+ Years Training Experience

  • Over 2,500 Students Trained

  • Ongoing Mentor Support

TRUSTED BY OVER 2,500 STUDENTS

We’re proud to deliver drone training for a variety of customers ranging from recreational pilots right through to global brands

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“The A2 CofC course provided by iRed is the perfect step to take on the path to becoming a certified drone operator in the UK. Whilst thorough, the course is easy to pick up due to its manageable modules and well-structured sections.”

Bertie Eldridge, A2 CofC
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“I love photography and flying drones, so taking the A2 CofC was a course I wanted to invest in. Not only could I grow, but it also gave me more freedom and confidence when flying my drone.”

Paul Watson, A2 CofC
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“Recently took my A2 CofC drone pilot licence with iRed. I thought the quality of the training course material was very good and could not fault it at all – highly recommended.”

Gordon Mackenzie, A2 CofC
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“Having the ability to complete this comprehensive course online during the pandemic has been brilliant. I have gained so much more knowledge from the various modules and it serves as a timely reminder to what I already knew.”

Michael Pitts, A2 CofC
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“Great course, very informative and easy to navigate. Staff are very professional, polite, friendly and helpful at all times. Highly recommended! I will definitely be returning for future training and updates.”

Martin Page, A2 CofC
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“Seemed very professional and quick to respond to any questions. I liked it that you could take the test papers as many times as you liked before the exam. Pleased that I passed with a 97%!”

Mark Frampton, A2 CofC

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We’re proud to be partnered with some of the biggest names in the drone world

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C2 Class Aircraft

Understanding the new drone classifications

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to operate a drone commercially in the UK, you will need to gain your Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This requires pilots to attend a training course and practical flight assessment at a CAA approved training centre known as a National Qualified Entity (NQE).

Training ensures you are both confident and competent in operating a drone. Not only does training ensure you are less likely to have an accident when flying, but also assures clients that you are capable of carrying out a service.

Having your own drone is not essential for those attending a drone training course. However, it is recommended that delegates are in possession of, or are working towards, their Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO).

No – iRed® provides free drone insurance via Coverdrone for any and all practical flight assessments during your course.

Don’t worry – it happens! Our courses are packed full with lots of useful knowledge, and sometimes it can be hard to remember everything when it comes to your test or assessment – this is why we offer one free re-sit on all of drone training courses. This also gives you a chance to go through your course materials again before re-taking the test at a later date.

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