Get a quote

Iprosurv Academy CAA Approved Drone Training

Take flight with confidence

Iprosurv is an approved Civil Aviation Authority Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE) delivering drone operator courses to individuals and businesses wishing to integrate drone technology into existing or new workflows.

Iprosurv has operated in the drone industry in many sectors including Insurance, Construction, Utilities, Inspection, and Infrastructure to name but a few.

With our vast experience and over 10,000 inspections completed, we are ideally placed to deliver all aspects of drone training from basic new operators to advanced training for the more experienced operators wanting to enhance their skill set.

Iprosurv Drone Training Academy stands as a pioneering institution in the realm of drone training, embodying the utmost importance of coupling technical knowledge with hands-on experience.

In an era where drones have transformed industries through their multifaceted applications, comprehensive training has become an indispensable prerequisite.

Iprosurv distinguishes itself as the premier turnkey solution for drone operations across the UK, offering a spectrum of training programs endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

From the A2 Certificate of Competency (a2CofC) to the General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC), Iprosurv equips aspiring drone pilots with the expertise to navigate the skies safely and proficiently.

What sets Iprosurv apart is its ability to tailor training packages to cater to specific sectors.

For instance, in the construction domain, they offer mapping courses that delve into the intricacies of aerial surveying, along with specialized modules like thermography ranging from introductory courses to advanced Thermographer Class 1 sessions.

This bespoke approach ensures that professionals receive targeted training, enabling them to harness drones for optimal outcomes within their respective industries.

CAA Approved Drone Training


The new A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) is the new drone qualification, that allows drone pilots to operate in the open category and complete a quick, cost effective course to be able to operate drones recreationally or commercially without the cost outlay of the GVC course.

The course is made up of 3 modules, with an online thoery exam consisting of 40 questions with a 75% pass mark.

There is no practical flight exam with the A2 C of C however students must sign a declaration of 2 hours practical flight self training.

Once succssesfully completed you are able to fly in the Open A2 Category.

A great starting block for any drone pilot.


Iprosurv Academy General VLOS Course

The GVC or General Visual Line of Sight Certificate is required for any drone pilot wishing to apply for an operational authorisation from the CAA to operate within the Specific Category.

The course is made of 9 modules, with an online theory exam consisting of 60 questions with a 75% pass mark.

There is also an in person practical flight exam where you will be tested on varous flight excercises inteneded to show your confidence and safe operation of the drone.

The practical flight exam can be taken at any of our flight testing centres around the country.

Once complete you will be issued with your GVC pass certificate.

With every successful GVC course we offer a FREE A2 CofC.


Operators operating under the old NQE (PfCO) certificate are now required to uopgrade and complete the new General Visual Certificate in order to keep operating in the specific category.

The NQE (PfCO) is now no longer recognised, even if your Operational Authorisation is in date.

From 01-01-2024 Remote Pilots/Drone Operators operating in the specific category need to have converted to the new General Visual Certificate (GVC).

Iprosurv have developed a bespoke online conversion, you may be eligable to complete the conversion without the in person flight exam.

Bespoke Training Packages

Recognizing the unique needs of various sectors, Iprosurv offers bespoke training packages meticulously crafted to suit specific industries or use cases. With a commitment to fostering innovation, Iprosurv goes beyond conventional training services, extending a comprehensive 3D wrap-around service.

We deliver bespoke training packages for various sectors including:

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Emergency Services
  • Search and Rescue
  • Infrastructure
  • Utility
  • Education

Take advantage of our FREE consultancy to discuss your needs.