The ICARUS Pro Course is our ultimate drone training course package that leads through to you attaining your PfCO from the CAA. You will sit a 2 day theory course in a classroom at one of our training centres which will culminate in a written exam.

You will also get access to our invaluable ICARUS Resource Library, giving you a wealth of E-Learning and downloadable resources.

On successfully completing the theory course, you will be given access to additional learning to help you understand how to safely fly your drone at night.

You will then have to complete a practical flying assessment with your drone. You can get FREE insurance for your Flight Test with Coverdrone.

Your Operations Manual will be completed by our partnered company Open Sky Consulting who will prepare you a CAA ready Operations Manual, tailored to you and your needs.

When you have completed all 3 elements of the course you will be awarded an NQE Recommendation Certificate that you can use to apply for your PfCO from the CAA.


+ 2 Day Instructor Led Training

  • A Certified Instructor will guide you through the theoretical learning to gaining your Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA.
  • Our instructors have years of practical experience in the drone industry that you can draw from.
  • You will sit a 50 question multiple choice examination at the end of the second day.
    • You will get 1 hour to complete the examination.

+ ICARUS Resource Library + E-Learning

  • Instantly get access to hours of online learing and downloadable resources.
  • The one-stop-shop for templates and guides to aide you on your course.

+ 7 Steps to a 6 Figure Drone Business

  • A short E-Learning course to introduce you and guide you on the 7 key things you need to think about when setting up and running a business. It's not all about getting a PfCO and a website anymore!

+ Refreshments and Lunch

  • Lunch is provided on both days of the course.
    • Please notify the ICARUS team about any dietar requirements.
  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Water provided throughout the course.

+ Aide-memoire

  • A printed booklet will be provided to you when you attend the course. This is yours to take away.
  • You can also download a digital version of the Aide-memoire from the ICARUS Resource Library.

+ Certificate upon passing Theory Course

  • You will be issued your Theory Certification after passing the Theory Course.
  • This is your first of 3 certificates you will receive

+ ICARUS Night

  • You'll get access to our unique ICARUS Night E-Learning course to learn how to safel operate your drone at night.

+ Operational Evaluation (Flight Test)

  • When you have completed the Theory Course you can then book your Flight Test.
  • The flight test is booked for a mutually convenient date (Monday-Friday only - subject to availibility)
  • The flight test takes up-to 2 hours to complete

+ Operations Manual (Delivered by a Consultant)

  • You won't have to worry about completing an Operations Manual as our trusted consultancy partners Open Sky Consulting will do it for you.
  • You will simply have to fill in a form after completing your flight test and your Operations manual will be delivered within 10 days.

+ Support 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

  • You will have phone and email support Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
  • We will endevour to reply to urgent emails out of office hours.

Learn To Get Your PfCO In 2 Days


Day 1

9am - 5pm

  • Intro & Air Law
  • Principles of Flight (PoF)
  • Meteorology
  • Airspace and Operating Principles
  • Operations Manual & Risk Assessment
  • Li-Po Batteries

Day 2

9am - 5pm

  • Human Factors
  • Operator Responsibilities & Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • UKLFS & Collision Effects
  • Revision
  • Exam


Completed in your own time

  • Receive a Voucher via email
  • Login and complete ICARUS Night
  • Receive ICARUS Night Certificate

Flight Test

Booked for a mutually convenient date

  • Takes up to 2 hours
  • On-Site Survey & Risk Assessment
  • Brief the instructor
  • Practical Assesment
  • Result & De-Brief

Operations Manual

Delivered by Open Sky Consulting*

  • Simply fill in and return an RFI form
  • You receive an Original Operations Manual within 10 days
  • Submit to ICARUS for review
  • Open Sky Consulting is a 3rd party company. Aerial Motion Pictures Ltd. do not provide you with an Operations Manual

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