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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.
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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
Be at least 16 years old
Suitable for all levels of educational, skills, literacy, numeracy, and experience
Reasonable dexterity with eyes-hands coordination
Must 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 Completion (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Completion 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 $129.60 $609.60
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 $3,360.00 $129.60 $1,569.60
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders $3,360.00 $129.60 $1,569.60
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders² $4,320.00 $129.60 $609.60
Others (Full fees payable) $0.00 $432.00 $5,232.00

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. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.  

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