Become a Drone Pilot
Train to be a Commercial Drone Pilot in just three days at one of our 11 training locations
Take to the skies with confidence
We believe that who you’re trained by is just as important as the qualification at the end. Our industry-leading team have trained over 1,000 organisations to adopt drone technology.
CAA Drone Training
Step One on your journey to becoming a Commercial Drone Pilot is Our CAA Drone Training Course. Learn everything you need to gain your Permission for Commercial Operations with two days Ground School Training and a Flight Test assessment.
Head of Training
Daniel Wilson, Coptrz
Daniel has over a decade of flying under his belt and as well as flying drones commercially he now heads up the training at Coptrz. Dan commands a team of experienced trainers and often teaches the CAA Drone Training courses himself. As well as the PfCO courses Dan coordinates the workshops where you can spend 1-3 days advancing your knowledge on Thermography, PiX4D Mapping, BVLOS, Drone Photography and more.
OFQUAL 5 Drone Training Course
Do you manage a team of pilots or operate your drone for a specialist sector in Surveying, Public Safety or Inspection? Once you have your PfCO, step up your drone training with our 3-day OFQUAL 5 Drone Training Course, equivalent to a HND or 2nd year of a bachelor's degree.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE
Get the training required to apply for your Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
Once you have your PfCO, we can provide you with an academically registered qualification under OFQUAL.
Take your operations to the next level with the OFQUAL 5 Award, the ultimate training course for Chief Pilots.
If you’re ex-forces you can use your ELCAS funding to train as a Commercial Drone Pilot with Coptrz.
Why Choose COPTRZ?
Expert Accredited Trainers
We are proud to have one of the most highly qualified teams in the country, having trained over 1,800 pilots for their CAA permissions.
CPD Certificate Included
We are a CAA Approved NQE #1216/2785 so if you sit the Coptrz PfCO course you'll get a free CPD Certificate.
Locations UK Wide
We provide our CAA drone training at 11 UK locations including Barnsley, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Hampshire, Belfast, Brighton, Rugby and Kent, Norfolk, Aberdeen and Leeds. We can also offer training at your organisation when training 5+.
Ops Manual Support
We provide unrivalled operations manual support.
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.
Learn to produce 3D Maps from your drone data. Workshops available for both beginners and advanced users.
Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to capture and deliver high-quality aerial photography/video for your clients. Essential for those working in Media.
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.
This workshop will give you the basic knowledge and skills required to make a successful application to regulatory authorities and conduct BVLoS flying safely.
Is the PfCO still relevant or should I wait until July 2020? Find out what you should do.
Information on the new CAA UK drone registration and education scheme.
Turn your Military Experience into a Drone Career with your ELCAS training credits. Find out how to get started.
Find out why it’s crucial you invest in your training to be successful
Your Drone Solution
Adopting drone technology is a big decision for any organisation. Our team of industry experts will be on-hand every step of the way to make sure that you get the perfect solution.