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TQUK Level 4 Award in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (RQF) 

Introduction to the Qualification

The TQUK Level 4 Award in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual.

The qualification was developed in association with Recognised assessment entities (RAEs), that are approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Flightgate is CAA approved was actively engaged with the creation and delivery of this course with the TQUK.

- The purpose of this qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to fly an unmanned aircraft system. It is aligned to the requirements stipulated by the CAA for their General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC), and the course content will prepare learners for the CAA assessment. The qualification is also suitable for learners that already hold their GVC and are looking for additional recognition of their competency.

- This qualification aims to support businesses and government bodies to get the most out of unmanned aircraft system technologies. This qualification is designed for learners who use Unmanned Aircraft for commercial or medium risk purposes in a specific industry and associated role. Drone Remote Pilots are required to operate in a range of industries and environments. This qualification underpins competencies required in the following job roles:

Drone Remote Pilots






Emergency Services.



Guided Learning Hours

These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a learner by a lecturer, supervisor, tutor, trainer or other appropriate provider of education or training.

GLH for this qualification is 46 hours











This qualification supports the CAA GVC course. Completion of this qualification does not award you with a GVC.



Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Chief Pilots (RQF)

Operational Planning procedures with a written Operating Safety Case (OSC)

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