CAA Drone Training Courses - COPTRZ - Become a Drone Pilot
If you want to fly your drone commercially then you’re going to need a training course that gets you up to speed quickly and safely whether classroom-based or online.
Our CAA-approved PfCO courses will give you the edge, but the learning doesn’t stop there. To be a successful Drone Pilot you’re going to need continual learning and support from industry experts.

Live Trainer Support - Access Classroom Training with a Live Trainer supporting throughout the course.

COPTRZ Academy - Get one-year free membership to the Coptrz Academy where you can access additional courses, webinars, reports, How-to video tutorials from experts around the world and more.

Commercial Drone Suppliers

UK's ONLY Training Provider for Chief Pilots - Prove your competence and ability as a Drone Pilot by enrolling on our OFQUAL 5 Chief Pilot Training Course.

If you’re ready to start flying your drone commercially then there’s no need to wait until the new regulations. We provide our CAA approved drone training online and the flight tests at one of 11 UK locations around the UK. Plus, if you enrol on one of our courses before 17th April 2020 you’ll get an A2 CofC worth £250.

COPTRZ ACADEMY PACKAGE

FREE for 3 months

Then £9.99 + VAT per month

You have a PfCO already but want access to our Online Training Academy

What’s included?

  • 3-month free membership
  • All-access to COPTRZ Training Academy: Webinars, How-to videos from experts, additional courses, workshops and more
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

 

 

 

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PfCO & OFQUAL 4 ACCREDITATION PACKAGE

£599 + VAT

Payment plans available

You want to fly drones commercially and need Drone Training

What’s included?

    • PfCO Drone Training Course
    • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
    • A2 CofC included worth £250 if purchased before 17th April 2020
    • 1-year free membership to COPTRZ Training Academy then £9.99 monthly fee
    • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
    • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
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OFQUAL 5 CHIEF PILOT TRAINING

£999 + VAT

Payment plans available

You have a PfCO but want to learn more about operating as a Chief Pilot

What’s included?

  • A globally recognised OFQUAL 5 Training Course
  • 2-year free membership to COPTRZ Training Academy then £9.99 monthly fee
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

 

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BUSINESS STARTER PACKAGES

From £2,295 + VAT

Payment plans available

You need training and a drone to start your business

What’s included?

  • PfCO Drone Training Course
  • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
  • A Quadcopter Drone (DJI or Parrot)
  • A2 CofC included worth £250 if purchased before 17th April 2020
  • 2-year free membership to COPTRZ Training Academy then £9.99 monthly fee
  • Free Annual Ops Manual Review
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

 

 

 

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COPTRZ ACADEMY redefines online drone training in a world that has changed. Bringing you from the physical classroom to the virtual classroom, in a way that’s safe, supportive and effective. It uniquely has all the benefits of both classroom and online training with none of the drawbacks. The best of both worlds…”

Steve Coulson
Managing Director at COPTRZ

WHY CHOOSE COPTRZ

The best of both worlds

Our training courses cater for all learning types whether you prefer online or classroom based training.

CAA Approved Drone Training

Above & beyond training

In a competitive market, you'll need qualifications like OFQUAL 4 and OFQUAL 5 to help you stand out from the crowd and win contracts.

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Always learning & growing

At the start of any new technology industry, innovation and change happens at a rapid pace. The Coptrz Academy will enable you to stay upskilled, up to date and relevant.

Commercial Drone Suppliers

Asset Inspection software

If you enrol on one of our courses you'll get free access to AIVA. Our best-in-class cloud-based data management software for drone inspections.

Expert workshops

Access Product Masterclasses & Workshops from Industry experts and learn to use your hardware and software to its full capability.

CAA Approved Drone Training

Ops manual support

We'll support you with all the paperwork for your application to the CAA, and with an unrivalled query rate of 0.1%, you're in safe hands.

Commercial Drone Suppliers

Train with the best

We are proud to have one of the most highly qualified training teams in the UK. Our trainers have flown commercial operations, so as well as the theory you'll access all the inside tips and tricks.

ELCAS Approved for ex-military

We are the only drone training provider approved by ELCAS. if you're ex-military you can use your ELCAS credits towards our courses.

Once you get your base-level PfCO on our CAA Drone Training course, what’s next? Investing in your drone training can pay dividends in terms of safety, experience, career progression and winning contracts. Your PfCO is just the start, ramp up your skillset with a specialist training workshop.

PIX4D MAPPER FOR BEGINNERS & ADVANCED USERS

Learn to produce 3D Maps from your drone data. Workshops available for both beginners and advanced users.

FILMING & IMAGERY MASTERCLASS

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to capture and deliver high-quality aerial photography/video for your clients. Essential for those working in Media.

BASICS OF AERIAL THERMOGRAPHY

This 1-day thermography workshop will teach you the basics of aerial infrared thermography and how you can use it to offer your clients additional services.

INTRODUCTION TO UNMANNED BVLOS

This workshop will give you the basic knowledge and skills required to make a successful application to regulatory authorities and conduct BVLoS flying safely.

BRISTOL UNI

“The syllabus covered everything we would need to become commercial operators and work under our institutions PfCO. The trainer tailored the explanations to the broad range of experiences in the room and got everyone to a point where we could pass the Theory test. The flight tests were carried out professionally and having him able to come to us to complete the training was a game-changer!”

Alex McConville, Aerospace engineer PhD, University of Bristol

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. This is a 3-day course that can be enrolled at one of our 11 training locations or if you’re training five or more pilots we’ll come to you.

On 1st July 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.

At COPTRZ we’re offering any pilots that enrolled on a PfCO with us between 1st September 2019 and 1st July 2020 a free A2 CofC Training and Theory assessment. 

 

Daniel Wilson, COPTRZ Head of Training

UNI OF LIVERPOOL

“Thank you for your patience and communications whilst we arranged the NQE training at the University of Liverpool. I have had positive feedback from all of the candidates who took part in the course over the last two days. Personally I found the classroom sessions both interesting and useful. The trainer delivered a clear and concise course and was happy to share his knowledge and experience with us.”

Peter Gethin, Senior Archaeological Laboratory Technician, Liverpool Uni

 

COPTRZ ACADEMY - THE FUTURE OF DRONE TRAINING

With the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone needs to adapt to new ways of working and learning, not least in drone training.

SHOULD YOU STILL TAKE A PFCO OR SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL JULY?

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.

Enhance your business

If you work in Surveying, Public Safety or Inspection then find out about our bespoke training packages

COSTAIN

“Since 2018 Coptrz have become our sole training provider. Along with pilot NQE qualifications, vocational lessons have also been given on how to use drones to complete survey-grade photogrammetry, We’ve purchased a host of assets from Coptrz and made them our “one-stop-shop” for all things UAV.”

Jonathan Wales, Head of Videography and Aerial Solutions, COSTAIN