CAA Drone Training Courses - COPTRZ - Become a Drone Pilot

TRAIN TO BE A DRONE PILOT

Our fully approved CAA Drone Training and OFQUAL accredited courses will get you into the skies with confidence.

Whether classroom-based or online, start your training journey with Coptrz today.

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 or Drone License if you’re an international student) 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.

✓ 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

✓ We also run exclusive OFQUAL Level 5 courses for those organisations wanting to run large, complex UAV projects that involve a number of pilots, as well as a number of industry-specific courses for surveying, inspection and public safety.

Don’t leave your training to chance, start your drone training journey with Coptrz today.

ONLINE DRONE TRAINING FOR SURVEYORS

Level-up your survey projects with our Commercial UAV Surveying course 

 

If you’re a surveying business wanting to utilise the benefits of drones, or you’re looking to expand your drone service capability, this online course has been developed for you by the UK’s leading experts.
Created by the leading light in UAV surveying James Dunthorne, the course covers all aspects of surveying and mapping using drones.
This online course is aimed at professionals working in Surveying, Civil Engineering, Groundworks, Construction and Drone Service Providers.

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 currently offering 20% off all our training courses. We also offer bespoke training bundles to fit your organisations requirements and our UAV Strategists will work with you to get to the right solution.  You can get in touch here.

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
  • Flight Test at one of 11 locations across the UK
  • Lifetime Membership to Coptrz Academy
  • Operations Manual Support
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community
  • *3-month subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

*Not applicable to ELC students

 

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Commercial UAV Surveying Course

£475 + Vat

Payment plans available

You want to manage large, complex UAV projects in the survey sector

 

Course Benefits

  • If you’re a Drone Service Provider you’ll be armed with the knowledge to win and deliver business in the surveying space
  • Existing Survey, Geotechnical or Civil Engineering organisation you’ll have a simple way to start using drone effectively
  • You’ll fill the knowledge gap in capturing high-quality data and photogrammetric theory
  • It will enhance and refresh your skills in the drone surveying space

 

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OFQUAL 5 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots

£799 + Vat

Payment plans available

You want to manage large, complex UAV projects involving a number of pilots 

 

What’s included?

  • A globally recognised OFQUAL 5 Training Course
  • EVLOS, BVLOS and Planning and Operating in congested areas
  • Lifetime membership to COPTRZ Training Academy
  • Unlock discounts on your Drone Insurance with Moonrock
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community
  • *3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

*Not applicable to ELC students

 

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BUSINESS STARTER PACKAGES

From £2,295 + Vat

Payment plans available

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
  • A2 COFC included
  • Flight Test at one of 11 locations across the UK
  • Lifetime membership to COPTRZ Training Academy
  • Operations Manual Support
  • 3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community
  • Big Thinking for Small Business book by Steve Coulson, Coptrz co-founder

 

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TRAINING STACKS

Access world-class drone training online or in the classroom

 

Investing in your drone training can pay dividends in terms of safety, experience, career progression and winning contracts. Your CAA Drone Training is just the start, ramp up your skillset with a specialist training workshop, we can even bundle a PfCO course alongside one of our online courses, check out our Training Stacks. 

OFQUAL 4 ACCREDITATION FOR COMMERCIAL DRONE PILOTS

£945 + Vat

Classroom training will resume once safe

You want to fly drones commercially and need Drone Training

 

What’s included?

  • 3-day PfCO Drone Training Course at one of 11 training facilities across the UK
  • OFQUAL 4 Accreditation
  • A2 COFC included
  • Flight Test included
  • Lifetime membership to Coptrz Academy
  • Operations Manual Support
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community
  • *3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

*Not applicable to ELCAS students

 

OFQUAL 5 Award for Commercial Drone Pilots

£2,000 + Vat

Classroom training will resume once safe

You want to manage large, complex UAV projects involving a number of 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
  • Lifetime membership to Coptrz Academy
  • Unlock discounts on your Drone Insurance with one of our partners
  • Access to the Coptrz Pilot Facebook Community
  • *3-month free subscription to AIVA Asset Inspection Software

*Not applicable to ELCAS students

 

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MEET COPTRZ AMBASSADOR, DANIEL HUGHES

Daniel spent 7 years in the British SAS Reserves, delivered the world’s highest video broadcast to the BBC on the summit of Everest, cycled for Great Britain and currently works with the world’s top outdoor and cycling brands to capture the most extraordinary places on the planet.

 

MEET DANIEL HUGHES

MANCHESTER FIRE SERVICE

 

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

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 31st December 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

Skytech Photography Limited

“Thank you to everyone at Coptrz for helping me through the process of gaining my PfCO. I had my flight test with Harry who is a credit to the team and I am pleased to say that I passed. Coptrz have a great team that are very easy to work with and your course materials and Webinars are excellent.You all made the whole process a total pleasure from start to finish.”

Gordon Burgess

 

 

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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 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.

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