Drone Scholarships

Drone Scholarships

Drone Scholarships provide individuals with an opportunity to explore the career pathway options within the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) sector.

The Air League can offer you unrivalled support, and looks for those with a flare to succeed and the determination to join our fantastic industries.

In 2023 we’re offering 8 drone scholarships Supported by

what do drone scholarships include?

A2 Certificate of Competency Course

The A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 C of C) is the entry-level qualification and allows an operator to fly their drone in the A2 category (Close to People). This is a one-day course that culminates in an examination. This course gives you the extra knowledge required by the CAA to operate in the A2 category.

Three modules will be taught covering:

RPAS Flight Performance
RPAS Operating Principles

frequently asked questions

Scholarships applications for 2023 are now closed. 2024 applications will open in March 2024. 

Please find the full criteria for 2024 here.

For those with disabilities please see the FAQ below.

You must be aged 18 or over by August 2024.

Drone scholarships are undertaken with our partner Eagle Eye Innovations at:

Beeches Farm Airstrip

Plot Lane

South Scarle



NG23 7JJ

Drone scholarships will take place in August 2024.

In addition to your drone scholarship, full board accommodation for one night prior to the scholarship is included. You will also be invited to our Scholarships Awards Ceremony.

Our scholarships are open to all that meet the legal requirements listed above.

Our vision is to change lives through aviation and believe there should be no educational, financial, or social barriers for those who want to succeed.

We want to make aviation accessible to all. Regardless of your background we will support you if you have the determination, drive and passion to succeed.

No. Drone Scholarships are allocated through a selection process administered jointly by the Air League Scholarship Selection Committee and Eagle Eye Innovations.  

Regardless of any disability you can apply for a scholarship. The purpose of our scholarships is to create a foundation for a young person’s career pathway into aviation and aerospace.

You will be asked to provide additional details so that reasonable adjustments or further assistance can be provided as part of the selection process and the delivery of a scholarship.

We will endeavour to deliver scholarships to those with any disability, however if CAA regulations indicate flight training may not be delivered, we will attempt to provide an alternative scholarship through our other programmes and opportunities.

Unfortunately, The Air League is unable to help with travel costs.   

Yes. A valid Air League membership is required to apply for scholarships and bursaries.

Yes. Please annotate on your application which programme you have participated in. 

Although this will be disappointing, we do not want you to give up. Scholarships applications far outnumber the opportunities available.

Regardless of the outcome we encourage you to get involved, volunteer, and attend the Air League’s annual programme of events that aim to help you develop as a professional within aviation and aerospace.

All applicants will also be given the opportunity to register with TalentView Aviation, a platform to find first jobs, graduate roles and other exciting opportunities, it also allows you to develop and to be seen by employers across the UK aviation industry.

Feedback is an important area in your professional development. Feedback will be given to any applicant that requests it after the application process.

career pathway options

We’ve teamed up with TalentView Aviation to ensure all our scholarship applicants continue on their career pathways within aviation and aerospace

TalentView is the place for talented individuals to find first jobs, graduate roles and other exciting opportunities and be seen by employers across the UK aviation industry

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