UAVAir, like many other organisations in the drone sector, was disappointed to learn that EuroUSC lost its NQE status recently. But as well as losing an institution that was integral to the early days and development of the industry, many customers are now also left lost and wondering how they can still follow their dreams to become a commercial drone pilot. At UAVAir, we have discussed a conversion scheme to help candidates who were enrolled on a BNUC-S course with EuroUSC. The best part- all proceeds will be donated to charity!
John Gore, Operations Manager, said: “It is with a heavy heart we see customers who have paid significant amounts of money to kickstart their career or business idea being in danger of losing out. It was due to attend a EuroUSC BNUC-S course that two of the founding directors of ConsortiQ, the parent company of UAVAir, first met each other and went on to to work on and achieve some pioneering work on great films such as London Has Fallen and Criminal.
EuroUSC opened up the UAS industry with its course. However, businesses must continually innovate, adapt and most of all provide a premium and professional service to their customers if they are to survive in a competitive market. This is where ConsortiQ identified there was much more that could be done to enable the growth of the drone industry such as specialist industry-specific courses such as the UAQ-Media or UAQ-Fire.
We would like to make it clear that we have no intention of behaving like vultures to sweep up these students. We run a successful, profitable and financially healthy business, however; we would like to offer assistance to any students who are struggling to complete their qualifications with EuroUSC.
We have offered this conversion scheme because naturally, UAVAir cares, and we don’t want to see candidates who may be on to the next big thing being penalised in order to prove a point – who knows which of those customers may have been future rising stars in the drone industry.
At UAVAir we provide a premium product that is appropriately priced to deliver ultimate value to the end user so we ask that any customers who want to complete their qualification with UAVAir to ‘top-up’ the fees paid so far with EuroUSC to match those paid by other satisfied UAVAir customers. We will then donate 100% of the ‘top up fees’ to a charity of our choice, yet to be confirmed!”
Were you a EuroUSC student? Here’s how UAVAir can help:
- Past students of EuroUSC are invited to enrol on and complete our Unmanned Aircraft Qualification drone training course.
- If you’re participating in this scheme, you will have access to full UAVAir learning materials and resources and will get the full UAVAir customer experience.
- If you’ve paid and are yet to sit your ground school, you can sit any of our ground schools. However, you will be put on a reserve list. You will be notified seven days before the course if you can attend.
- We will offer full Operations Manual support and review. Your Operations Manual will need to comply with UAVAir and CAA standards.
- Your Operations Manual does not need to be completed before taking your flight assessment with UAVAir.
- Flight assessments will take place in 3 of UAVAir’s chosen locations. Dates to be announced.
- Anyone who has sat Part 1 of the BNUC-S will need to re-sit a 60-minute ground school theory exam to fulfil UAVAir’s requirements. This is to ensure they meet our training standards and we can offer them a full category recommendation to the CAA. Then they can sit the flight assessment.
Terms and conditions of UAVAir’s EuroUSC conversion drone training course:
- Anyone who has paid EuroUSC or an affiliate that offers LUASS can convert to our UAQ course and obtain their PfCO.
- Anyone who has paid EuroUSC for a Part 1 or Part 2 between 1st January 2016 and 1st January 2017 can take part in this scheme. We ask to see a credit card receipt or equivalent proof of purchase to honour this conversion.
- If you have paid EuroUSC and have not sat any of the course, we advise you to file a claim with your credit card company to be reimbursed. However if you do this, you will be required to pay the full amount of a UAQ course.
- Students who have paid £995 for Part 1 of their BNUC-S course can convert for a small fee of £304, making up the difference of the full price of our UAQ training. Those who have paid an additional £350 for Part 2 can take advantage of the training for no additional cost, however we ask for a charitable donation. Both fees will be then donated to a charity of UAVAir’s choice!
Were you a student with EuroUSC? Contact a member of our team to learn more about how we can get you back on track to receiving your PfCO, or give us a call at: +44 (0)208 0450 508.