ECITB Foundation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Training Course

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Global Drone Training are proud to be the first ECITB Approved Training Provider (ATP) to be able to offer the Foundation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Course, launched in February 2023. The course aims to provide a benchmark for remote pilots who intend to operate drones in complex engineering construction environments. The course content was designed in collaboration with leading industrial users of drones and aims to bridge the knowledge gaps that exist when moving from general drone operations to industrial drone operations. Companies who wish to contract drone services will use this ECITB course as a benchmark to simplify the procurement process.

The course is suitable for remote pilots who wish to move into industrial use of drones and for ECI companies who wish their operatives to begin to use drones as part of site operations.


Remote pilot flying a drone near industrial infrastructure

The ECITB Foundation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Course consists of a mix of theoretical and practical training modules that aim to develop your remote pilot skills and ensure that your theoretical knowledge and practical skills meet the stringent requirements of the engineering construction industry.

The theory is spread over 5 modules; Platform, Path, People, Procedures and Planning. Each theory module provides the opportunity to deepen your knowledge on a specific area of industrial drone operations. As remote pilots will have different starting points, knowledge-sharing will be encouraged during the course.

Practical modules will be tailored to different remote pilot skill levels, as it is expected that candidates may come from different flying backgrounds. The aim is to prepare you to carry out a skills test that goes beyond the basic skills you may have demonstrated on other UK drone certifications. On the foundation course, the skills test will be carried out in a safe environment, but expect you to demonstrate:

  • Precise control of your drone in different conditions
  • The ability to fly in proximity to structures
  • The ability to obtain high quality data
  • The ability to manage data securely in line with site procedures

During the 5 day course, all candidates will sit a theory examination, produce a risk assessment under assessed conditions and carry out a practical skills assessment.


Course location

Our initial courses will be carried out at our Norwich location, with the intention to offer the course at Swansea and other locations during 2023. If you have a cohort of at least 4 candidates and a suitable location for theoretical and practical training, we can run the course at your location. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

ECITB Foundation Drone Course Pricing