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Iprosurv Academy Drone Training

Online NQE (PfCO) to GVC Conversion

Completing the NQE (National Qualified Entity) to GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) conversion is a crucial step in ensuring the safety and professionalism of drone pilots, especially considering that the PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) will no longer exist after December 31, 2023. The NQE to GVC conversion process is designed to bring drone operators up to date with the latest regulations and standards in the ever-evolving field of unmanned aerial systems. This transition empowers drone pilots with the knowledge and skills required to operate their aircraft safely, not only for their own benefit but for the safety of the public and the integrity of the industry as a whole.

For pilots with an in-date NQE (PfCO) qualification and the required currency (Flight Hours) of 2 hours in the last 3 months or 8 hours in the last 12 months, may not be required to complete the in-person practical flight test.

£187.50 Exc VAT

Do I qualify for conversion?

If you have the following then you will qualify for the conversion course.

  • In date and valid NQE (PfCO) qualification.
  • Required flight currency (2 hours within the last 3 months).

Your online assessor will check all of your required paperwork prior and will require uploads of NQE / PfCO and flight logs to show currency, before the online theory exam.

What if I don't have one or all of the requirements above?

If you do not have an in-date NQE / PfCO or the required pilot currency (2hours in the last 3 months) you will require to complete the full GVC course including the practical flight exam.

What happens if i fail the final exam?

We all have off days, if you do fail the final, online theory exam then we will book you a re-test free of charge.

There are continual progress tests throughout the training and also a number of mock theory exams to practise before you book your final exam.

Is my final theory exam online?

Yes, the final theory exam is online and you will require a computer with webcam and microphone and an online connection.

Is the final exam monitored?

Yes, the final exam is monitored via an online exam system and you will be online with one of our assessors to ensure that you are not helped throughout the exam.

The final exam is NOT an open book exam.