Introduction to Drone Piloting and Photo/Videography

Short Course / 1 day

Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Course Fees

Course Information

Fascinated by those awesome photos taken from high vantage points in the air? Whether for personal content creation on social media, or for more commercial purposes, drone piloting is now accessible to all. More, it is fast changing the business and job landscape, making it one of the most sought-after skills to pick up today.

Learning Outcomes

Elevate your skill set with knowledge of drones and their functions, settings and more. You’ll learn how to capture photos from high vantage points in the air, control the drone via hand gesture as well as basic photo and video editing skills to present an aerial video storyline. You????ll also be able to learn how to select and buy your first drone based on specifications.


Course Date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 6pm
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 4 modules:

A. Introduction to Drones (2 hrs)
  • Local Laws
  • Process of registering drone with CAAS
  • Important Definitions / Terminology
  • Choosing your drone
  • Drone parts/functions
  • Drone settings
  • GO4 Applets
  • Applets/Guides used
B. Preparing your first flight (2 hrs)
  • Flight controls
  • Remote controller and setup
  • Camera/video setting
  • Planning your flight path
  • Different flight mode
C. Drone Piloting Practical (2 hrs)
  • Pre-flight preparation
  • Pre-flight checklist
  • Home point setting
  • Drone orientation vs radar map
  • Flying with GPS
  • Gimbal camera control
  • Photo/videography during flight
  • Maintenance/storage
D. Post Processing Practical (2 hrs)
  • Introduction to Video editing
  • Introduction to Photoshop CC
  • Importing photo/video captured
  • Enhancing image colors

Trainer's Profile

Chan Khin Choong

Mr Chan Khin Choong, Course Chair, School of Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

He has been in videography, video editing and motion graphic for over 10 years of experience. He has been a lecturer for Adobe Premiere & After Effects for video editing and effects.


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$321.00
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$96.30
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$36.30
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$36.30