Advanced Operations of Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Course Date:

Registration Period:

16 hours / 2 days

8am to 5pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Introduction

With the recent drive from the Government on increasing productivity of individual workers, emphasis has been put across the various industries to explore the possibilities of using drones to improve productivity. Some examples will be the use of drones for aerial photo/videography of aircraft inspection in a hangar, inspection on exterior of outdoor structures/buildings.

In addition, with the widespread usage of leisure drones, many individuals may also wish to upgrade themselves with a skillset that might value add to their resume, and in turn benefit the companies that they are working for with another dimension of productivity.

Since June 2015, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has implemented the rule that any individual who wishes to operate an Unmanned Aircraft (UA), or more popularly known as a drone, commercially will have to apply for a permit. This permit framework aims to mitigate risks to aviation and public safety, as well as security.

Therefore, this course aims to prepare individuals to be aware of the requirements of the UA Operator Permit (OP), either for their leisure or organisational needs.

Course Objective

To introduce participants to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) technology, as well as impart basic knowledge on the skills required for the safe and effective use of these UAVs. Participants will also be trained on flying UAVs based on the requirements outlined to attain Operator’s Permit from CAAS.

Course Outline

• Appreciate the importance of operating unmanned aircraft safely
• Know the procedures to fly unmanned aircraft safely
• Understand the Dos and Don’ts when flying unmanned aircraft
• Know the categories of unmanned aircraft requiring permits to fly
• Understand the basic aerodynamic concepts and know the main components of an unmanned aerial vehicle or platform
• Understand the working principles of various sensors onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle or platform
• Know the basic maintenance routines and troubleshooting, and checks such as Pre-flight/Post-flight checks
• Hands-on session on UAV flying based on CAAS certification requirements

Suitable For

Participants interested in working on and/or flying unmanned aerial vehicles

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

1. Minimum Secondary School Education
2. Participants should have clear vision, with or without visual aids, and
3. Not suffering from any visual colour deficiencies.

Award / 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 examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate


Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST)(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click herePlease submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
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
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

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

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