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.