If you’re not planning to get paid for your drone flying then there is no legal requirement for any training but you absolutely must comply with the dronecode and other rules and regulations around flying your drone.

When you fly a drone you need to be aware that the UK’s airspace is extremely busy with light aircraft, military jets and helicopters operating at low level. There are companies that offer short introductory lessons for new drone users that will help you to both fly safely and also teach you the basics of controlling your expensive drone to avoid early accidents.

If you want to become an approved commercial drone operator then you need to contact an approved assessment organisation who can help you develop an operations manual and check you meet the necessary requirements. You can find out more about that on the CAA’s website , including a list of assessment organisations approved by the CAA.