Introduction to Drones

Keen to try out a new hobby or aspire to be an Unmanned Aircraft (UA) pilot? This two-day introductory course will help jumpstart you into the world of UA.

Participants will first understand how UA are being used recreationally and commercially in various industry sectors. General UA knowledge, air law, safety, and operations modules will be covered to ensure effective and safe UA operations. Practical sessions on flight simulators will be introduced to help participants develop competencies in basic flight controls prior to operating an actual UA.

Through this course, participants can also look forward to a hands-on experience in flying a UA. This opportunity will allow you to practise the flight techniques that will be taught in class, and at the same time apply the standard practices learnt to ensure safe operations while handling a UA.

Regardless of your background, this course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and competencies for basic UA operations. Take the first step to learn about this emerging technology, sign up today.

All our trainers are qualified Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Operator Permit Holders with five years of experience in UA flight operation on average.

In addition, participants will be given access to RP’s two-hour self-paced UA Basic Training (UABT) e-learning course where you will be awarded a CAAS recognised UABT e-Certificate upon successful completion.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to

  • understand general UA knowledge

  • comply with CAAS air law for UA operations

  • understand concepts for safe UA operations

  • perform basic UA operations and flight manoeuvres

Who Should Attend?

Aspiring hobbyists or commercial UA pilots who are interested to incorporate UA operations into their line of work

Entry Requirement

Participants are expected to have basic knowledge in information technology.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Attendance by Republic Polytechnic upon meeting 80% of the attendance requirement.

Additional RP UABT E-Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the two-hour self-paced RP UABT e-learning course.


Course Dates

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Course Duration

2 days (8 hours per day, with breaks)

Course Venue

RP ACE @ Woodlands

Full Course Fee (Others)

Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens OR Singapore PR

Singapore Citizens aged 39 & below OR Singapore PR





• Payment may be made using SkillsFuture Credit.
• Fees reflected are inclusive of GST (Goods and Services Tax).
• From 1 July 2020, Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) and fee subsidy under WTS will cease. WTS will be replaced by Workfare Skills Support Scheme (WSS). For more information on WSS, please refer to
Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fee and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to sufficient number of participants. 
All information is accurate at time of publishing. 
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Last updated on 13 Aug 2021

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If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education.  

Fees quoted are inclusive of GST. Republic Polytechnic reserves the right to make changes to the course fees and application closing dates without prior notice. The commencement of each course is subject to a sufficient number of participants. All information is accurate at time of publishing.