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CAAS Approved Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL) Flying Training & Assessment (Helicopter)

Topic:Engineering, Others

Course Type:Short & Modular Courses

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  • Course Date:

  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    40 hours
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (F2F)
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.
You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is new run.

Course Objective

This CAAS approved training and practical flying assessment course will lead participants to obtain CAAS Unmanned Aircraft Pilot License (UAPL). This course aims to train and assess participants on their flying competencies for the helicopter less than 25kg that leads to CAAS Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL). It will also equip them with essential knowledge of the general knowledge of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) functions, UAS checks, flight manoeuvres via manual controls, and emergencies procedures.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

1. Understand the General Knowledge of UAS Functions;
2. Carry out pre-flight and post-flight UAS checks on the helicopter less than 25kg;
3. Demonstrate smooth and controlled flying to perform a series of manoeuvres without GNSS assistance;
4. Demonstrate competency in carrying out emergency procedures; and
5. Be assessed on their practical flying competency for the purpose of Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL)

Topics to be covered

1. General Knowledge of UAS Functions 
2. Pre-flight and post-flight checks of the UA
3. Flight Manoeuvres via Manual Controls
4. Emergency Procedures

Minimum Requirements

Able to understand English \nBe at least 16 years old\nSuitable for all levels of educational, skills, literacy, numeracy, and experience\nReasonable dexterity with eyes-hands coordination\nMust pass CAAS Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Licence (UAPL) Theory Test

Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Suitable for

Facilities Technician/Technical Officer/Technical Executive/Building Supervisor/Building Officer/Facilities Officer/Property Executive/Facilities Manager/Facilities Engineer/Senior Facilities Manager/Site Supervisor/Project Coordinator/Engineer/Assistant Engineer/Assistant Project Manager (Construction)/Construction Manager/Project Manager/Civil and Structural Engineer/Assistant Civil and Structural Engineer/Technical Executive.

Course Fees

Applicants/Eligibility SkillsFuture Funding GST* Subsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above¹ $4,320.00 $115.20 $595.20
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $3,360.00 $115.20 $1,555.20
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $3,360.00 $115.20 $1,555.20
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $4,320.00 $115.20 $595.20
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $384.00 $5,184.00

*As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023. Also, as per SSG’s policy, the GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants is calculated based on prevailing GST rate after baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

¹ Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
² Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

Please click here for more information on funding incentives.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
One-Stop Service Centre

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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