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Certificate in Aerial Shooting 
Brand new course at QF level 4!

Course Code
QF Level
Financial Aids 
Study Mode
QF Registration No.
Full Fee
VPlus Creative Industries
QF Validity Period
01/09/2019 - 31/08/2021
Early Bird Fee (10%off)
Teaching Language
English supplemented with Cantonese 
Early bird deadline please refer to course details  


Suitable to photographers, architects, construction surveyors and those who would like to equip board range of profession-specific knowledge and skills for the safe and effective use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems.

Entry Requirements

Basic Qualification
    - Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
    - Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
    - Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board; or
    - Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
    - Other relevant verifiable prior learning and/or work experience that is/are deemed appropriate by respective Programme Board AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written.

(b) Applicants are required to have at least 1 year relevant working experience.
(c) Basic knowledge of photography/ videography and video editing experience is preferred.
(d) An interview may also be required on need basis.

Mature Applicants
Mature applicants, i.e. those aged 21 or above with at least two years’ relevant working experience, can be admitted. Where appropriate, the applicant may be required to pass an entrance assessment, which can be in an oral and/or written form.

Documents Required for Application
1) Completed Application Form (Online)
2) Upload Copy of proof for Academic Qualifications
3) Upload Copy of proof for Working Experience 

Course Strength

  • Formerly the ever so popular “Commercial Aerial Shooting Certificate (24hrs)”, but now recognised under
    the Qualifications Framework (QF): 
    QF level 4, QR Registration No.: 19/001112/L4, Validity Period: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2021
    It is widely recognized by HK Government and employers.
  • Vplus Creative Industries Government Subsidy available. Successful applicant can claim 60% of the course
    fee paid up to max of HK$36,000.
  • The course is co-organised with Hong Kong Professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Association which is registered under the government and
    obtain its service permit.
  • 1 Course, 2 recognisable certificates: 
    Graduates will obtain HKDI Certificate at QF level 4 and UASO Certificate with identification card. Student could apply
    the “Operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)” programme from the Government Civil Aviation Department.
  • 1 UAV drone per student for field training.
  • Interactive training: from professional knowledge, application to operation.
  • Training covers different types of drones: from phantom to DSLR Camera carrier grade.
  • Graduates can become members of HK Pro UAV Association.
  • Students can buy the UAV at special price thru UASO, such as DJI, YUNEED, ZEROTHECH.

Expected Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, learners are expected to be able to:

  1. Work effectively as an individual professional or in a team by employing unmanned aerial system operation skills and a broad range of aerial shooting techniques; and
  2. Apply design and strategic approaches for producing high quality aerial digital cinematography

Course Content


  • Use cases of different types of drone
  • Principles of flight
  • The flight environment
  • Human factors affecting flight operations
  • Flight planning, pre-flight checks and navigation
  • Air Law for unmanned aerial vehicle


  • Practical flying with UAV
  • Camera Training practice 
  • Light and photography 
  • Framing and composition 
  • Practical footage capture and post production for broadcasting media industries
  • Aerial shooting footage post production

Advanced Aerial Photography / Videography Techniques

  • Appreciation of aerial photography / videography
  • Application of aerial photography: super panorama, 360 spherical panorama, alternative photographic process, etc.
  • Creation of advanced aerial videography: eg time lapse, facial recognition, etc.

Lecturer: Rex Ngan

Rex, founder of Hong Kong Professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Association, has rich experience in training many organizations to control the UAV. He has also involved in the research of UAV with university. He is a minority of people who has been authorized to be the trainer of UAV training in Hong Kong and Asia. Rex has studied intensively in radio control drones and mechanical operations since 2003. Furthermore, he is the earliest person selling and using UAV with GPS function in HK.

Rex has accumulated over 3000 flight hours, with the experience providing commercial and training service such as aerial shooting, survey, generating 3D models for the government, TV broadcasting companies, construction firms and universities.

Course Detail

 Intake Content  Discount Deadline
 Leture & Theory  Outdoor Practice  Video Editing Assessment
 Intake 1 (Full)  2019 Oct 12, 13  2019 Oct 16, 18  2019 Oct 26  2019 Oct 29  2019 Sep 27
 Intake 2   2019 Nov 9, 10  2019 Nov 21, 22  2019 Nov 23  2019 Nov 27  2019 Oct 9
 Intake 3   2019 Dec 7, 8  2019 Dec 11, 13  2019 Dec 14  2019 Dec 18  2019 Nov 8
 Intake 4  2020 Jan 4, 5  2020 Jan 8, 10  2020 Jan 18  2020 Jan 22  2019 Nov 29

Remark: 30 hrs of training with 10 additional hrs for flight simulation practice and video editing (total: 40hrs)

Leture & Theory:
Time: Sat & Sun, 10-1pm; 2-4pm
Venue: HKDI, Computer Lab

Outdoor Practice:
Time: Wed & Fri, 10-1pm, 2-4pm
Venue: Sai Kung

Video Editing:
Time: Sat, 10-1pm, 2-4pm
Venue: HKDI, Computer Lab

Time: Wed, 10-1pm, 2-4pm
Venue: Sai Kung


Full Fee: HK$12,000
Early Bird Discount: HK$10,800 (10% off)
Early Bird Deadline: 27 Sep 2019
Vplus Creative Industries Subsidy: HK$4,320 (Saved HK$6,480)

Online Application
►Intake 1 (Full)
Intake 2
Intake 3
Intake 4

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