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Drone training offered for EuroUSC students

13th January 2017
Joe Bush

Many were disappointed to learn that EuroUSC lost its NQE status for drone training recently. In light of this news, many current clients who enrolled on its BNUC-S course to attain a PfCO are left wondering what will happen to their training and of course, their money.

UAVAir, a leading CAA approved drone academy is pleased to offer a conversion scheme for such students, helping them to complete their journey and gain a drone licence. And all proceeds will be donated to charity.

It has been announced that any student who has paid EuroUSC or an affiliate that offers LUASS, can convert to UAVAir’s UAQ course to obtain their PfCO and enter the commercial drone market. 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 UAVAir’s UAQ training. Those who have paid an additional £350 for Part 2 can take advantage of the training for no additional cost, however, a charitable donation is requested. Both fees will then be donated to a charity of UAVAir’s choice.

John Gore, Operations Manager revealed: “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 are 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.”

Any student who has paid EuroUSC for a Part 1 or Part 2 of its BNUC-S course between 1st January 2016 and 1st January 2017 can take place in this scheme. UAVAir asks to see a credit card receipt or equivalent proof of purchase to honour this conversion.

Ben Keene, Operations Manager at UAVAir 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 attending 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 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 how 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.”

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