UAVAir offers our award-winning Unmanned Aircraft Qualification (UAQ) commercial drone training course in Manchester, Greater Manchester.

The Ground School takes place at Ashton Old Baths, West Ashton-under-Lyne. Hot tea & coffee, cold drinks, fresh pastries and a catered lunch are provided during your two day Ground School course.

We have been helping organisations put drones in the sky safely since 2014 and have successfully trained over 1400 pilots. We guarantee embarking on this course will give you everything you need to be a safe, diligent drone operator and make your application to the Civil Aviation Authority for a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO) as simple and painless as possible; ensuring you understand the complexities of operating in Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and further afield.

Ground School Address

Ashton Old Baths,
Stamford street,
West Ashton-under-Lyne,
OL6 7FW
SatNavs use OL6 7TP

Flight Assessment Address

Ashton Old Baths,
Stamford street,
West Ashton-under-Lyne,
OL6 7FW
SatNavs use OL6 7TP

Upon booking you will:

Receive confirmation of place on our award winning drone training course

Gain access to our excellent learning management system

Be posted a physical hard copy of our professional course study manual

Be invited to our active facebook student support group


Upon successful completion of the drone training course, you will:

Be recommended to the Civil Aviation Authority to be issued a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).

Offered the opportunity to apply for a ProQual Level 3 or Level 4 Certificate in Unmanned Systems.

Invited to our graduate facebook support group for continuing support.

Be able to utilise drones as a tool to capture more data from previously unachievable perspectives.

'The UAQ course was absolutely brilliant. It was a lot harder than I expected but it gave me the grounding knowledge to operate a drone safely. I learned so much during the course and was really happy with the online portal to help me prepare. I am now confident that I know how to operate a drone using the safest procedures'

Simon Green | Lowland Rescue | Director of Operations

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