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Coptrz currently offer CAA Permission for Commercial Operations courses in seven locations:CAA NQE 1216/2785

  • Sheffield: Ibis Styles, Whinby Road, Dodworth, S75 3TX
  • Brighton: Varley Park, Coldean Lane, BN1 9GR
  • FarnboroughHighfield Park, Church Lane, Heckfield, Nr. Hook, Hampshire, RG27 0LG
  • Cardiff, Wales: TBC
  • Glasgow, Scotland: Strathaven Road, East Kilbride, G75 0QJ
  • Bristol: Wellington Terrace, Clevedon BS21 7BL
  • Belfast: TBC

Please Note: Locations offer different course formats.

** Training Insurance - In the event that you do not pass the course Coptrz will issue a full refund of course fees

 CAA Permissions Courses To Get Your Drone Business 



What's Included On The CAA Permission for Commercial Operation Course? 

With the CAA Permission for Commercial Operation Course from COPTRZ™, you'll receive motivating training in a fun environment that's much more than the piece of paper for your aerial permissions. You'll understand the true benefits and opportunities presented by skilled drone flying: the more training you put in at the start, the higher fees you can command! It pays to take a full, fun, engaging CAA PfCO Course rather than a short course that only qualifies you on the most basic level.

The COPTRZ™ CAA PfCO Course isn't just about flying a drone and gaining aerial work permissions. Instead, we cover elements crucial to making your drone business a success. From finding and understanding your customers to potential pitfalls faced by commercial drones businesses, we've got it covered. When you complete the course you won't just have permission to fly - you'll be ready to make your business lift off!

You'll also receive an introduction to online marketing, along with an invaluable e-book 'Making Money From Drones', compiled from 80 years of business experience.

The syllabus for course includes:

  • Intro & Air Law
  • Principles of Flight (POF)
  • Meteorology
  • Airspace & Operating Principles
  • UAV & Privacy
  • Human Factors
  • Airmanship
  • Navigation
  • Flight Planning

Who Will Be Teaching The Course?

Your course tutor is a leading light among qualified trainers in the UK and Europe with years of drone experience and is also a former airline pilot. The delivery of the course is both energetic and insightful to keep you engaged and make sure you absorb as much learning as possible not just a permission certificate at the end of the three day course.

How Do I Book Onto The Course?

Simply choose which course date you would like to attend from the dropdown and checkout via our secure cart. You can even choose 0% finance to spread the cost of your training and drone.

Why do I need Permission for Commercial Operation?

To fly your drone for a commercial venture (that's where you or someone else will benefit financially or in kind from the work carried out), you must have aerial permissions to fly from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It sounds scary, but it's really not!

Anyone can take a CAA permissions course, and there are a range of options available across the UK. Many of these courses, however, will only provide the most basic training required in order to receive your permissions - the COPTRZ courses are somewhat different...

You'll receive all of the obligatory training you need, through ground school, creating operations manuals, and flying school, but you'll get a lot more than that! COPTRZ firmly believe in equipping new drone pilots with the knowledge and skills to help them develop their role and even create their own business.

COPTRZ™ CAA training courses aren't just about giving you the piece of paper that says you can fly a drone. Instead, they are about giving you the power to create a niche skill and maximise your income and business potential. They are about helping you to market your new awesome drone pilot skills to the audience you want. They are about making sure you really know how to fly in all sorts of conditions - not just the basics!

The training courses are held at bespoke centres with classroom and airfield facilities on-site - so you can have all of your training in one place. The classes are deliberately small to provide you with as much 1-2-1 tuition time as possible, which means the tutors really get to know exactly what you want and need out of the course as an individual. Course tutors are always highly qualified leaders in the UK drone and aviation industries, so you know you're going to be in safe hands.

We offer a range of different training courses throughout the year, some are CAA and business training while others are platform-specific for those who want to learn more advanced flying techniques after receiving their CAA permissions. If you don't see the course you want currently available on our website, please call us immediately on 0330 111 7177 and we'll quickly remedy it!

CAA Drone Training PfCO Course Testimonials

"I’ve seen and worked with a number of NQEs and COPTRZ offers something a little bit different to the drone community. COPTRZ is interested in you as a business person. Yes, it provides the tools and skills to be successful as a drone pilot but it also helps you identify how to be successful from a business perspective, not just now but in the future as well.  Before investing in your future elsewhere have a serious look at COPTRZ.” - John Moreland, Bizzy Drones

"I've just completed the CAA PFCO course run by the team at Coptrz. Extremely professional and well run." - Iain Yarwood

"Great course enjoyed by all, absorbing and informative, suited our needs perfectly. Assistance with filling in CAA permission application most welcome." - Jeremy Galtress

"I have done my research and this is definitely the best course I found .....even including how to help build your new business." - Jo Powell

"I too have just completed my CAA PFCO course run by the team at Coptrz. Excellent and extremely professional. Great bunch of people and met some awesome trainees. Highly recommended Top marks lads!" - Mark Braybrook

Our current training courses include:

  • Getting Started Courses
  • Drone Business Start-up Course & Workshop
  • Flight Planning and Flight Training
  • Operations Manual Workshop
  • One to One Coaching Bespoke courses catered for groups and individuals
  • All complete in one week!!

Type Specific Courses:
  • Theory and Practical Phantom 4 Inspire Range S1000
  • Aerialtronics Zenith
  • Acecore Neo
  • QuestUAV
  • Others available on request 

Application Specific Courses:
  • Mobile Antennae Inspection
  • High Voltage Powerline Inspection
  • Wind Turbine Inspection
  • Construction
  • Emergency Services


 * Up to £200 off your next course or drone is based on a 7% discount with a maximum of £200 off. Offer ends one month after ground school is complete.

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09-Dec-2016 Review Score IconReview Score IconReview Score IconReview Score IconReview Score Icon I really enjoyed the training, not only was it something I needed to do rather than wanted, I was also annoyed at the cost but that changed throughout the course and I'm so glad I took the plunge. Great business module and advice from real pilots too, which is a great!
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21-Nov-2016 Review Score IconReview Score IconReview Score IconReview Score IconReview Score Icon A well constructed course, delivered by profetional people.
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