Introduction to Drones

This two-day course will equip participants with the technical and creative skills needed for aerial photography and videography. On the first day, participants will discover the trends of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry and how they are used in various industry sectors. They will also learn how to operate a UAV and its components.

On the second day, participants will have hands-on experience of flying a UAV, using several of the flight techniques taught. There will also be a flight assessment for participants. Participants will also be able to use the actual video footage captured in-flight for their post-production optimization.

Laptops will be provided for the duration of the course.

Learning Objectives

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

  • identify the different types of UAVs

  • understand the different applications for UAVs across various industries

  • recognise the safety, regulation and permit requirements for flying a UAV in Singapore

  • conduct pre-flight and on-flight checks

  • develop basic UAV flying techniques

  • plot flight paths and apply aerial shot techniques

  • ·optimise post flight videos

Who should attend?

Remote control (RC) hobbyists, videographers, directors and film crew.

Entry Requirement

This course is suitable for beginners to drones.


Course Dates

25 - 26 April 2019
9 - 10 May 2019
30 - 31 May 2019
13 - 14 June 2019
27 - 28 June 2019

4 - 5 July 2019
18 - 19 July 2019
15 - 16 August 2019
29 - 30 August 2019
5 - 6 September 2019
19 - 20 September 2019
3 - 4 October 2019
17 - 18 October 2019
30 - 31 October 2019

Course Duration

Two days

Course Venue

Republic Polytechnic @ Woodlands 

Full Course Fee (Others) Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above SME-employed Singapore Citizens & SPR Singapore Citizens aged below 40 OR Singapore PR

*Skillsfuture Credit approved

Last updated on 16 Jul 2019

Need more help?

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.