PfCO Conversion

Our PfCO Conversion course is a 1-day course designed convert your PfCO qualifaction to a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC), which is now required by the CAA.

Under new drone laws, which started on December 31st 2020, pilots now need an Operational Authorisation to operate in the Specific Category (increased risk).

If you have a PfCO qualification, you only have until the 31st of December 2023 to convert to a GVC before you lose your qualification all together and will need to fully retrain to earn your GVC.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the deadline for PfCO to GVC Conversion?Reveal

PfCO to GVC Conversion has been extended until 31st December 2023. After which the PfCO will no longer be a valid certification.

Will there be a practical flight assessment?Reveal

If you hold a practical flight assessment certificate that has been issued in the last 2 years, then is no requirement for a practical flight assessment.

Who provides the A2 CofC and GVC training?Reveal

The A2 CofC and GVC training is provided by our experienced EEI Academy instructors. We are recognised by the CAA and their courses are designed to expand your theoretical knowledge to ensure you operate safely and appropriately.


  1. Ian and Tim were very knowledgeable about the subject and approachable. Gauged the content and communication style to the attendees. Great week of learning a new skill. Sulhamstead Police Training College

  2. Training in a field

    Excellent course. Tim was able to deliver all content in a way that made it easy to understand and more importantly, remember. The theory input provided a great starting point and ensured a seamless transition to the practical art of aviating the drones. The aspiration of earning “Gold Wings” is a fun incentive to work hard. Well done EEI Leicester Police

  3. Man in Eagle Eye Innovations branded jacket performing test and evaluation processes on a drone.

    Both Tim and & Ian were super knowledgable and very keen to make the training role specific for our individual departments. Really enjoyed it, keep up the good work. Avon and Somerset Police

  4. Man in Eagle Eye Innovations branded jacket performing test and evaluation processes on a drone.

    Ian quickly delivered the one day course in a style and at a pace that was relevant to the students. Very credible and could relate military experience to our operational requirements. He was also able to give pragmatic solutions and advice around some of the grey areas of legislation and emergency service use which was very helpful. Thames Valley Police

  5. Men in military uniform using drone controller.

    Clearly a very experienced instructor, calm and professional. They managed to adapt their teaching methodologies to suit the needs of each student. Kent Police

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    The instruction from Steve and Gally was excellent.  They understood the need to translate the course content into a practical way that we as Kent Fire & Rescue Service will us it. I  believe all the content was covered and as a candidate I gained confidence at flying using the hand held screen and camera. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone getting involved with any drone activities. Kent Fire and Rescue Service


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