Do I need a drone licence?
If you’re planning on using your drone strictly as a hobby, a drone licence is not required as long as you follow the CAA regulations.
If you’re planning on using your drone for profit or for business purposes, you will need to get a drone licence (or PfCO) from a CAA approved provider.
Please note – this rule is changing in November 2020 – Click here for more information.
The ‘drone licence’ referred to by Heliguy is actually a known as PfCO (Permissions for Commercial Operations), A2 CofC or GVC. Rather than a licence, UK permissions are granted by the CAA following your training and successful completion of some level of testing – depending on the level of qualification you taken
As far as the UK goes – it’s a permission – NOT a license.
In order to get a drone license, you’ll need to train with a National Qualified Entity (NQE) or Recognised Assessment Entity (RAE). Heliguy are one of the leading NQE’s in the UK who have successfully trainsitioned to RAE status, and can provide industry-leading training to secure your license.