The General VLOS Certificate (GVC) Drone Training Course - COPTRZ

The General VLOS Certificate (GVC) Drone Training Course

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    Have you been put on furlough? Are you wanting to start your drone pilot training? You can receive 20% off your GVC drone training course! Now is the perfect time to kickstart your drone career. Enquire below to find out more. 

    The General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate or GVC as it’s more commonly known is the training and qualification needed to be able to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation. Your operational authorisation will allow you to Operate UAS in the specific category under the new UAS regulations that came into effect on December 31st 2020.

    Our online GVC drone training course is OFQUAL Level 4 accredited meaning you can rest assured knowing you are training with the best and you’ll have the certificate to prove it.

    Turbocharge your drone training with our game-changing GVC Training Stack!

    We don’t do things by halves at Coptrz, if you’re wanting ongoing support from industry experts, access to a range of world-class suppliers and additional expert drone training by the UK’s trail-blazers then look no further then our GVC Drone Training Course.

    We recommend before choosing the GVC Drone Training Course that you read through our handy Drone Regulation guide for a complete overview of the latest UK drone regulation changes.

    What’s included?

    Option 1 – GVC Drone Training Course only

    • GVC General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate online course

    Option 2 – GVC Training Stack

    • GVC General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate online course – worth £625
    • OFQUAL Level 4 Certificate – worth £150
    • How to start a successful drone business eLearning course – worth £99
    • Introduction to Aerial Thermography eLearning course – worth £99
    • A2 CofC “Certificate of Competency” online course (exam included) – worth £49
    • One Certified UAV Specific Course 10-hour eLearning course, choose from: Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Thermal, Matrice 300 RTK, Phantom 4 RTK or ELIOS 2 – worth £149
    • Two Amazon No 1 Business Books by Coptrz CEO’s Steve Coulson and Paul Luen – worth £20
    • £200 Coptrz Training Voucher to use towards additional Drone Training Courses on Coptrz Academy including the OFQUAL 5 Chief Pilots course or the UAV Surveying Course

    You’ll be learning at Coptrz Academy

    It’s the UK’s Leading Drone Training Academy.  Serious alumni have walked through these doors, including pilots and companies that are now winning big national contracts.  There’s a reason the big boys trust us with their training. Start your journey today and begin your GVC Drone Training Course online.

    Find out more on Coptrz Academy and the various learning pathways available to you once you start your training journey with us. 

    This course is available online

    Our GVC course is OFQUAL Level 4 accredited

    A practical flight assessment with one of our trainers is required



“…It was a hugely enjoyable course and always clear and concise through the modules, and the option to learn at my own pace was very beneficial. When it came to the operations manual and the assessment phase it was always clear and communications were prompt and informative. The flight assessment was friendly and was allowed to carry out in a relaxed manner which certainly helped with the nerves I had leading up to it…”


GVC Certificates are valid for 5 years from issue and can be used to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation to operate UAS in the SPECIFIC CATEGORY. The GVC course consists of nine modules which you can access on our Online Training Portal.
After you’ve completed your ground school training you’ll complete a multiple-choice Theory exam (40 questions) to check understanding on the 9 modules. You can see the course format here: 


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“Thank you to everyone at Coptrz for helping me through the process of gaining my PfCO. I had my flight test with Harry who is a credit to the team and I am pleased to say that I passed. Coptrz have a great team that are very easy to work with and your course materials and Webinars are excellent.You all made the whole process a total pleasure from start to finish.”

  • What if I don’t pass?

    Don’t worry we’ve got your back, if you don’t pass within 6-months from the day you start your course we’ll give you a 50% refund.

  • Can I use my ELCAS Credits to take this course?

    Yes! If you are current or ex-military our courses are available to enrol on using your ELCAS Credits, find out more here. 

  • What is the difference between a GVC and PfCO?

    They are two completely different things. A GVC is the competency requirements and certificates required to apply for an Operational Authorisation. A GVC is much like the NQE certificates candidates received from completing a course to be able to apply for a PfCO.

  • Are there any more costs I need to know of?

    Yes, public liability insurance will be required to take your flight test as part of the GVC course and for flights once you complete your course when not flown for recreational purposes. There is also an application fee for the Operational Authorisation payable to the CAA.

  • How do I book onto GVC drone course?

    Enquire below to get in touch with a member of our team!


We offer training across 10 locations all over the UK.



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