If you want to use Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) for any purpose where you will receive payment or valuable consideration for your work, you require a ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ (PfCO) issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). There is no way round this!
3iC delivers the most simple, cost effective and flexible CAA accredited PfCO training solution in the UK. Our unique commercial online drone training course will help you to quickly obtain your PfCO licence and get your drone business off the ground. The course fee covers everything you need – we have no hidden charges!
With nearly 2000 clients so far, 3iC knows how to get you to the award of your PfCO from the CAA.
With our fully Online PfCO Commercial Drone Training course, you take control of your online drone training. Unlike other drone training providers, there is no need to wait for a scheduled course to start and no need to take time off from work; you can start your PfCO drone training course today. Learn whilst at work, home, anywhere or at anytime you wish.
Once enrolled onto our commercial online training course, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will guide and support you from start to success! We make our PfCO Online drone training as personal as we possibly can – it really matters to the team! Check out some of our client feedback; they loved our flexible and fully supportive approach. No need to use up your holidays, as you can even take the required flight assessment on a weekend. Our approach to commercial drone training comes from a team with extensive experience in the field.
Full details have yet to be confirmed of the new drone legislation taking effect in early 2021. However many in the industry believe that it will in some instances prove to be more strict than present legislation. Gaining your PfCO now, will certainly benefit you as it provides a dispensation when operating near a congested area which is not present in the new rules. With a PfCO, you can enjoy this dispensation post the legislation change out to at least 2022 and possibly to 2024.
We will take great care of you during the required practical flight assessment and will practice social distancing at all times. Our Assessors will not touch you or your equipment.
We have flight testing facilities all around the UK – Aberdeen, Basingstoke, Belfast, Biggar, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridge, Cannock, Chester, Devizes, Durham, Exeter, Hull, Ipswich, London (Wembley), Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Perth and Weymouth.
Completing the flight assessment and Commercial Operation application with Bob at 3iC, has been a thorough and exacting assessment of my ability to plan and operate commercially. Accordingly I now feel well prepared for my first commercial assignment. Thanks Bob and 3iC!Paul GreasebyCommercial Airline Pilot
3iC provided a comprehensive training course and good industry guidance which set me up brilliantly to start my career in the industry. The team was friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to help. I already have recommended their services and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.Ally AdamsFilmographer
After speaking to a number of NQEs, I chose 3iC Ltd because of the ability to cover the initial modules from home, and at my pace, rather than blocking a week or more away from my current job. During the modules one of the 3iC team was always available to answer questions, either on the phone or via email and their in depth knowledge of the subject matter was obvious from the start. This applied equally to the advice and guidance given during the development of my Operations Manual. The final practical assessment was well briefed in advance and I felt that the level of questioning during period was thorough but fair. I would wholeheartedly recommend 3iC for anyone considering their first steps into commercial UAS flying.Jon HarringtonCompany Owner
Right from my first phone call, the 3iC team made me feel I could become a CAA approved pilot.
I found the course easy to follow; it was great that I could do it at my own pace and in my own time as I have a busy work schedule. I found Bob Gillan, my direct tutor, always ready to help and guide me in the direction I needed and gave me the confidence to take my online course and flight assessment.
The final theory exam was fun and held in a relaxing atmosphere which took the nerves away.
The 3iC team really do make you feel comfortable and even the flight assessment was fun, again a relaxed experience that helped settle nerves. Its not often you feel someone is as passionate about you passing your exams as you are, so thanks Bob and all at 3iC.Carla PiedadeBuilding Surveyor
Just passed my PfCO, I thoroughly recommend 3iC – Great online course , replies to emails were very quick and efficient. Special thanks to my instructor, she put me at ease on my test and has a really nice way about her and had great patience with me in the freezing cold, Thanks! Five stars it is!Paul Costen
When looking for a company to do my PfCO, I wanted a company who would be flexible as I have a job that is very demanding and takes up a lot of my time. As soon as I looked at the website and then contacted 3iC by phone, I felt that they were the only choice.
The online course was brilliant allowing me to work at my own pace; the online tutor was excellent adding an element of humour whilst at the same time drilling home the knowledge that I needed to be successful.
My assessor made me feel at ease and I was very pleased when I passed the course. If I were to recommend a company to successfully complete a PfCO it would undoubtedly be 3iC every time – truly remarkable!Adam Smith