Fundamentals of Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Course Date:
3 Jun 2019, 13 Sep 2019 and 13 Dec 2019

Registration Period:
21 May 2019

8 hours / 1 day

9am to 5pm

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic

Mode of assessment:
The mode of assessment will be a written test, based on the safety, regulatory and basic knowledge imparted during the course.

The written test will be comprising of multiple-choice questions, and will be covering the safety and operations aspect of handling a drone/UAV system.

Course Introduction

With the ongoing drive by various industries to improve productivity, companies have been looking towards the employment of drone systems to assist inspection and surveillance teams to do checks normally requiring huge amount of manpower and/or equipment, such as the building and construction industry and facility management

This course aims to provide the participants with the basic knowledge to safely and effectively operate UAV systems and able to perform basic maintenance on the UAV to keep the UAV systems operating optimally.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to provide learners the ability to operate and maintain a UAV.

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

  • Explain the regulations and permits required to operate the UAV System
  • Describe the setup of a typical UAV System
  • Control and use a typical UAV System
  • Carry out emergency recovery procedures

Course Outline

Topic to cover,
1. Regulations and Permits required to operate the UAV System
2. Introduction to the setup of a Typical UAV System
3. Basic Controls of a Typical UAV System
4. Emergency Procedures during UAV Operations

Suitable For

Jobs that require the use of UAVs or drones used for videography and photography, building and facility inspections, inspection-at-heights for marine applications and related work. Such job roles will include Building Inspectors and Security Personnel.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Participants must to be able to understand English, and do not suffer from any form of visual deficiencies.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Performance
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 above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(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 here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017. This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Singaporeans aged 40 years and above will enjoy a 90% subsidy of course fee.

Funding Validity Period: Till 31 Dec 2020

2. SkillsFuture Credit** (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund


  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

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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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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