Start your CAA Drone Training today for FREE & get your PfCO with our All New, 3 Stage, ‘Pay As You Go PfCO’!

We’ve created a simple 3 stage process, based on our ICARUS Online PfCO Course so that you can complete and pay for your Drone Training course at your own pace.

Stage 1 is completed online, where your instructor will take you through all of the required CAA PfCO modules.

Once you’ve completed this you can then book Stage 2 and attend your afternoon Classroom Theory, Revision and Examination Session.

When you’ve successfully passed your theory course, you can then purchase Stage 3 which includes your Flight Assessment and an Operations Manual that is completed by our trusted third party provider*.

Once you have completed all 3 stages of the course, you’ll receive your NQE Recommendation Certificate which will allow you to apply to the CAA for your Permission for Commercial Operation. Of course, we’ll guide you step-by-step through this process too!

* Open Sky Consulting is our trusted third party provider for Operations Manuals

  1. FREE Online PfCO Ground School

  2. Ground School Revision & Examination

  3. Flight Assessment & Operations Manual


Start your journey to getting your PfCO from the CAA with FREE access to our PfCO Online Learning

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We’re giving you completely free access to our Online Learning for up-to 12 months. Simply fill in the form below and you will be granted instant access to 8 hours of online video learning, delivered by our CEO and ICARUS Founder; Matt Williams.

You’ll receive an email from our Learning Management System with your login details and you’ll be able to access all of our e-learning modules including:

  • Air Law
  • Principles of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Airspace & Operating Principles
  • Operations Manual & Risk Assessments
  • LiPo Batteries
  • Human Factors
  • Operator Responsibities & Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning

Fill in the form below to get instant FREE access to the Online PfCO Ground School

Book in for your Revision & Theory Examination at one of our UK Training Venues

When you are ready you can book in for your afternoon of revision and classroom based learning (which includes a bonus module - ‘UK Low Flying System & Collision Effects’ - a module UNIQUE to the ICARUS Drone Training Course).

The revision session runs from 1pm - 4pm and your 50 question, multiple choice, CAA Drone Theory Examination runs 4pm-5pm.

During your time with us we will cover and complete:

  • Air Law

  • Flight Planning

  • UK Low Flying System & Collision Effects

  • PfCO Exam Revision

  • Examination (1 hour & closed book)

If you prefer to attend our 2 Day Classroom Course, please contact the office on 01491 526 700 to upgrade ‘Stage 2’ from an online session to the classroom based course (please note: there is a small additional charge for the upgrade to attend a 2-day classroom course, due to the additional costs incurred).


Purchase Stage 3 to book in for your Flight Assessment & Get started with your Operations Manual*

Bespoke Operations Manual supplied and delivered directly to you by Open Sky Consulting (Open Sky Consutling is a trusted third party provider)

Stage 3 is the final stage in your journey to obtaining your PfCO.

You’ll need to complete your Flight Assessment (otherwise known as an Operational Evaluation) at one of our assessment venues in either Oxfordshire or Staffordshire.

You’ll get access to additional video learning which will walk you through the manoeuvres you’ll need to practise and then what you’ll need to do to pass the Flight Assessment, as soon as you sign on for Stage 3,

Simply call the office on 01491 526 700 and a member of the team will get you booked in.

Once you’ve successfully completed the Flight Assessment you will then submit a Return for Information (RFI) form to our trusted third party provider who will complete your bespoke Operations Manual, usually within 5 working days.

When you’ve received the Operations Manual, you simply send it to our submissions team for ratification and if everything checks out we will issue you with your NQE Recommendation Certificate which you can use to apply to the CAA for your Permission for Commercial Operations.

Easy, simple, done!

Don’t forget, we’re here to help and guide you every step of the way & we can’t wait for you to join the ICARUS Family!



+ How long will it take for me to complete the E-Learning

The ICARUS Online E-Learning will take you approximatley 8-10 hours to complete all of the required modules and take the online quizes.

+ Can I move my Theory examination date?

You can move your date for your Theory course free of charge up to 20 working days prior to your scheduled theory examination. Should you wish to move your theory examination date after this period there will be an administration fee of £100+VAT.

+ When can I take my Flight Examination?

You can only take your flight examination when you have successfully passed your Theory Examination and you have purchased Stage 3 of the Pay As You Go PfCO.

+ What if I fail any of my Examinations?

If you fail either your Theory Examination or your Flight Examination there will be a £100+VAT rebooking fee.

+ Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hiddens fees within our course. The only additional fee you need to be aware of is the £253 application fee for the PfCO which goes directly to the CAA.

+ Can I still attend the Theory Examination if I've not completed the ICARUS PfCO Online Learning?

  • If you have not completed the ICARUS PfCO Online Learning through our LMS by the time you attend your Theory Examination you will be rejected from the exam and you will incur a £120+VAT rebooking fee.
  • Please ensure you have completed the E-Learning to 100% prior to attending.

 If you need more information or have ANY questions, just pop your details into the form below and one of the Team will get in touch ASAP to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to seeing you soon and helping kickstart your journey towards creating a successful drone business!