CAA Drone Training Courses - COPTRZ - Become a Drone Pilot

TRAIN TO BE A DRONE PILOT

Our fully approved CAA Drone Training will get you into the skies with confidence. Why not find out more on our FREE webinar on Tuesday 26th May with UAV Strategist Jamie Cording.

If you want to stand out from the crowd, you’re going to need a training provider that offers CAA Approved Drone Training, Global Qualifications and on-going support from industry experts from across the world.

Getting your PfCO (you may know this as a Drone Licence) with Coptrz Academy is a signal of intent.  It tells the world that you’re a serious drone pilot who wants to be the best you can be.

Coptrz Academy is for:

• Individuals wanting to start a drone business

• Organisations wanting to make their operations faster, safer and more cost-effective

• Individuals or Organisations that operate a variety of drones (DJI, Parrot, Flyability, Wingtra) and want a training team who works day in, day out with their specific set-up

Don’t leave your training to chance.

If you’re ready to start flying your drone commercially then we’ve got you covered.  Our CAA approved drone training courses can be done online, and our 11 UK flight test locations across the UK makes it easy to get your permission to fly commercially (PfCO).
If you’ve been furloughed, we’re offering 20% off all our training courses.  Once you know which course is for you, just click below to buy online or contact us for more details.

Online Courses

PfCO & OFQUAL 4 ACCREDITATION PACKAGE

You want to fly drones commercially and need Drone Training

 

What’s included?

  • PfCO Drone Training Course
  • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
  • Flight Test at one of 11 locations across the UK

*Extras included

  • Lifetime Membership to Coptrz Academy
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community

*Not applicable to ELC students

£599 + VAT

Payment plans available

DRONE & TRAINING PACKAGES

You’re starting your own business and you need the full works

 

What’s included?

  • A Quadcopter Drone (DJI or Parrot)
  • PfCO Drone Training Course
  • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
  • Flight Test at at one of 11 locations across the UK
  • Lifetime membership to COPTRZ Training Academy
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community

 

 

 

From £2,295 + VAT

Payment plans available

OFQUAL 5 CHIEF PILOT TRAINING

You have a PfCO but you want to take it further and be the best of the best

 

What’s included?

  • A globally recognised OFQUAL 5 Training Course
  • EVLOS, BVLOS and Planning and Operating in congested areas are just some of things you’ll learn on this course

*Extras included

  • Lifetime membership to COPTRZ Training Academy
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Unlock discounts on your Drone Insurance with one of our partners
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community

*Not applicable to ELC students

Time-Limited Offer £799 + VAT

Payment plans available

FREE WEBINAR

Should you enrol on the OFQUAL 5 Chief Pilots course?

Join Coptrz on Thursday 11th June at 14:00 (GMT) to find out the importance of advancing your skill-set as a drone operator beyond the PfCO. We’ll be answering your questions and exploring the modules on the Chief Pilot course: 
  • Managing the deployment of Commercial Drone Pilots
  • Management of Flight Log Records
  • Managing the audit and maintenance of on-site equipment
  • Planning and operation with an Operational Safety Case (OSC)
  • Planning and operation with Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS)
  • Planning and operation with Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)
  • Planning and operating safely in congested areas

Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

“COPTRZ helped by providing the necessary drone equipment for a vital pre-planning mission related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis”

Classroom Courses

OFQUAL 4 ACCREDITATION FOR COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS

What’s included?

  • 3-day PfCO Drone Training Course at one of 11 training facilities across the UK
  • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
  • Flight Test included

*Extras included

  • Lifetime membership to Coptrz Academy
  • Operations Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community

*Not applicable to ELCAS students

  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
£945 + VAT

OFQUAL 5 AWARD FOR COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS

What’s included?

  • 3-day OFQUAL 5 Training Course at our Leeds Training Facility
  • EVLOS, BVLOS and Planning and Operating in congested areas are just some of the topics you’ll cover on this course

*Extras included

  • Lifetime membership to Coptrz Academy
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Unlock discounts on your Drone Insurance with one of our partners
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community

*Not applicable to ELCAS students

 

£2,000 + VAT

WHY CHOOSE COPTRZ?

The only OFQUAL Accredited training provider in the UK

No other drone training provider in the UK is OFQUAL accredited. It's globally recognised meaning your earning potential has just gone to the next level. It's also a quality stamp, it lets companies know that you're a serious pilot. No one outside the drone industry knows what a PfCO is, but they know what OFQUAL is. To win the contracts you need to speak in a language everyone understands.

Flight Test Locations across the UK

We have 11 flight test centres across the UK including Northern Ireland. That means you won't be travelling long distances to take a one hour long flight assessment.

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Chief Drone Pilot Training

We want you to be a success, that's why we don't just stop at the PfCO. We provide a learning pathway that takes you all the way up to a Chief Drone Pilot. This is the best of the best, and we've got these 'Top Gun' pilots operating across the globe.

Finance Options Available

We have finance options to suit all budgets. You can put a part payment down on your training course, and then pay the rest just before you start. We will work with you all the way to getting your permissions to fly commercially (PfCO).

Graduate from the most prestigious Drone Training Academy in the UK

Think about it. Will a Balfour Beatty or the BBC really hire someone who got their permissions to fly quick and easy. We've trained some of the best drone pilots in the world, trust us when we say it matters who you're trained by if you want to be successful.

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Access Industry Expert Workshops

We don't just work with one drone brand, we work with the largest range the UK has to offer. They like to drop in on a regular basis to give you exclusive masterclasses and workshops on their drones and software - think DJI, Parrot, Flyability and Flir. There's a reason these Industry giants work with Coptrz.

Live Trainer Support

During Covid-19 we will be running our training courses through a virtual classroom with live trainer support and sessions for you to attend throughout the week. We truly will be with you every step of the way. Plus, we find standard online training courses really dull.

Ops Manual Support

This is included for all Coptrz Academy training courses. We'll do all the heavy lifting. and will support you with all the paperwork for your application to the CAA. And with an unrivalled query rate of 0.1%, you know you're in safe hands.

ELCAS Approved for ex-military

You're coming out of the military and want to continue being excellent, but with drones. You're in the right place, we're the only drone training provider approved by ELCAS. Even better, you can use your ELCAS credits towards our courses.

Perks exclusive to Coptrz Academy

We're the UK's leading commercial drone expert, we don't just run the biggest training academy in the UK. Throughout the year we offer trials and perks like free access to AIVA, the leading inspection software. In fact, you can have 3 months free access to this tool right from the start.

Continual Learning Platform

We aren't a one and done kind of organisation. We're on a mission to revolutionise the world with drones, and we can only do that if we walk side by side with you on your journey. So we keep Coptrz Academy fresh with new content on a weekly basis from global experts. It's all about keeping the saw sharp.

Commercial Drone Suppliers

Train with the Industrys best

We are proud to have one of the most highly qualified training teams in the world. They've flown commercially, they know what it takes to be 'Top Gun' in the drone industry. If you want to know the secrets of the trade, then you're in the right place.

To fly a drone commercially in the UK you need to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by enrolling on a CAA Drone Training Course.

On 1st November 2020 the PfCO will be replaced by a new certificate and regulations, why we wait for these to come into effect the PfCO is perfectly acceptable to attain to start operating as a Commercial Drone Pilot. Once your Permissions expire after 12 months you be able to easily transition your Permissions into the new certifications, so there is no rush to transition your permissions or to wait until July to start your training. 

Daniel Wilson, COPTRZ Head of Training

Highvue Drone Services

“You helped me believe in my product and life decision to start a business, opening my eyes to the potential of the industry.  I’ve had amazing feedback from clients on my work to date.  Your experience and advice is invaluable, and you have helped me on my path.  2020 is going to be huge for me and my business.”

ON FURLOUGH? KICKSTART YOUR DRONE TRAINING

If you’ve been put on Furlough you’ll receive 20% off any of our training courses.  Now is the perfect time to kickstart your drone career.

SHOULD YOU STILL TAKE A PFCO OR WAIT?

Is the PfCO still relevant or should I wait until July 2020? Find out what you should do.

ELCAS FUNDED DRONE TRAINING

Turn your Military Experience into a Drone Career with your ELCAS training credits. Find out how to get started.

DRONES FOR GOOD

Steve Coulson speaks to BBC Radio Leeds about the adopting of drone technology to fight the Pandemic

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“Brilliant company with great attention to detail.  They have great staff and a professional and friendly approach to all those attending their courses.”

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