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WGU ten years
drone training

Drone Technology & Operations

This practical short course in Drone Technology and Operations has been specifically designed for professionals whose occupational fields would benefit from applications of UAS technology. These are as diverse as agriculture, logistics, surveying, mining, forestry, ecology, archaeology, emergency services, estate management, virtual reality and computer gaming. This course is also ideal for those who are keen to enter this industry sector and wish to develop a thorough understanding of UAS Technology.  

This course will help to build your confidence as a drone operator, allowing you to safely undertake drone missions in the knowledge that you have complied with all of the relevant statutory requirements.  During this course, you will be offered the opportunity to train for the CAA Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) certificate for Small Unmanned Aircraft.  

What will you study?

During this course you will study:

  • Air Law & Responsibilities
  • UAS Airspace Operating Principles
  • Airmanship & Aviation Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation Charts
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • Operating Procedures

Course duration

Six weeks Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with 4 Day attendance on campus. 

Course dates

The course will run three times a year based around the months of  August, October and April.


Wrexham Glyndwr University Northop Campus




  • Multi-choice exam
  • Written Mission Report
  • Practical demonstrations

On successful completion of this course, you will gain a WGU ENG 481 module completion transcript and a Drone piloting competence certificate issued by a CAA Nationally Qualified Entity (NQE). 



To book 

To book your place, visit the online shop.

For more information, contact Rob Bolam,


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