University of Bath

Grow your business with our professional UAV training courses

Learn how to operate, build and maintain your own unmanned aerial vehicle. Our courses blend academic rigour with professional aviation experience.

A multi-rotor drone
Reduce your company's operating costs by learning to develop your own small multi-rotor UAS

Gain the knowledge required to become a professional drone pilot

You can choose between a range of courses covering the operation, build and maintenance of multi-rotor and fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems or book the complete package at a discounted price.

Our Civil Aviation Authority accredited PfCo ground school course is delivered by professional aviators from Salus UAV Air Intelligence Systems. You will learn how elements including law, regulations, technical aspects and human factors influence drone flight to prepare you for qualification as a commercial drone pilot.

Our multi-rotor and fixed-wing UAS courses delivered by our lecturers and researchers, will teach you about autopilots, sensing and communications. You will finish the course with your own drone ready for operations and the practical skills to maintain it.

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Access to specialist facilities and commercial expertise

Working under the guidance of our academics in the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC) you will experience our innovative research culture and hear about the latest developments in the field. PTMC has over 30 years' experience in providing continuing professional development training and is a centre of excellence in aspects of fluid power, actuation, and the dynamics and control of electro-mechanical systems.

During your multi-rotor or fixed-wing UAS course, you will have access to our academic facilities including our lecture rooms, workshops and laboratories. You will build your drone using our 3D printing, laser cutting and electronics facilities and develop its aerodynamics and propulsion capabilities in our low speed and open jet wind tunnels.

On our PfCo ground school course you will be taught by aviators from Salus UAV, a company with over 100 years of professional experience. Their military and business expertise will give you an insight into commercial operations and help you to achieve the highest standard of professionalism.

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