OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots - COPTRZ

OFQUAL Level 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots

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  • OVERVIEW

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    The commercial drone sector is expanding exponentially on a global scale and the use of drones in almost every sector is already delivering incredible benefits. A wave of qualified pilots has emerged who are specialising in various niches and developing their techniques and workflows. With the industry scaling fast and different sectors starting to mature, there is a need to provide pilots, employers and service providers with a Continuous Personal Development (CDP) path. It’s time to provide professional, recognised academic qualifications that represent the importance of this growing industry and those who work in it.

    The initial training provided across the UK to allow UAS pilots and organisations to gain a Permission for Commercial Operations from the CAA is only the first step.  As the career opportunities increase, the complexity of operations, aircraft and roles within the industry are rapidly building.

    We are proud to present our new OFQUAL Level 5 Certificate in Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots, in conjunction with OFQUAL approved Awarding Organisation TQUK. Developed by some of the most talented and experienced unmanned aircraft instructors in the world, it delivers the following:

    • An approved and audited professional qualification
    • A clear CPD pathway
    • Clarity and benchmarking for employers
    • Heightened safety for organisations and pilots
    • Increased job prospects for employed pilots
    • Increased chances of winning projects for service providers
    • Potential lower insurance costs
  • FAQs

    What is the reason for the course?

    The commercial drone sector is a very new and dynamic sector. The growth is forecast to be exponential over the coming years and with it is a need to provide continually personal development of CPD for those operating within the sector. The OFQUAL 5 Commercial Drone Operations for Chief Pilots course provides a means of progression and a way to prove ones deepening knowledge and skill against an industry recognised certified standard.

    What is OFQUAL?

    OFQUAL’s role is to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) is a non-ministerial government department that regulates qualifications, exams and tests in England. Colloquially and publicly, Ofqual is often referred to as the exam “watchdog”.

    What does the OFQUAL level 5 mean in terms of the educational standard?

    The educational standard of an OFQUAL 5 is equivalent to that of an HND or the second year of a bachelor’s degree.

  • OUTCOMES

    • An accredited and audited professional qualification
    • A clear CPD pathway
    • Clarity and benchmarking for employers
    • Heightened safety for organisations and pilots
    • Increased job prospects for employed pilots
    • Increased chances of winning projects for service providers
    • Potential lower insurance costs
  • COURSE SYLLABUS

    The course contains 3 main threads, concentrating on an Enhanced Academic Ground School, Operations Management, and Industry-Specific UAS Applications.

    Candidates will already have sat the COPTZ TQUK OFQUAL Level 4 or will hold a similar qualification from another UK CAA NQE or equivalent international qualification such as an FAA Part 107 pass.

    Chief Pilot Ground School

    To work at a higher level, candidates will be introduced to more complex and deeper academics as they relate to UAS operation. Understanding of weather patterns and air masses across the world for international operations, along with a deep analysis of flight theory, aerodynamics and stability in multirotor UAS. Critically, candidates will be given an in-depth opportunity to discuss and develop their understanding of human factors in aviation, and the concepts of airmanship, situational awareness, and crew resource management.

    Modules

    • Principles of Flight & Aerodynamics
    • Global Meteorology & Climatology
    • Airspace Structure & Management
    • Airmanship & Human Factors

    Operations Management

    Chief Pilots will be expected to run and manage the setup and control of a suitable operations system to deploy and recover UAS operators, potentially worldwide. This section will examine the use of standards, planning/briefing & debriefing cycles, and the maintenance of all the ancillary systems that support UAS operations. Emphasis on risk and safety management and reporting will be made. This area will also provide an insight into the Operating Safety Case methodology used by the UK CAA, to link to the further COPTRZ training available on the subject.

    Modules

    • Deployment of UAS Pilots
    • OSC Planning, Briefing & Debriefing
    • Safety & Quality Management Systems
    • Risk Management & Incident Response
    • Flight Logs & Maintenance Records

    UAS Applications

    With a thorough understanding of enhanced academics and operations design, the course will end with an industry-specific look at some typical industrial and commercial uses of UAS, as an introduction to and gateway to further potential training.

    Modules

    • Thermography
    • Surveying Techniques
    • Inspection Techniques

    Methods of Delivery

    1) 5-day classroom course
    2) 5-day closed classroom course held at your premises (minimum student/charge applies)
    3) Distance learning via a series of live webinars

    All students are assessed on a portfolio of evidence to be submitted and approved before certification is achieved.

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