OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Commercial Drone Operations - COPTRZ

OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Commercial Drone Operations

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OFQUAL 5 Award

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  • OVERVIEW

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    We are proud to provide the OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Commercial Drone Operations, 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

     

    Find out more about the OFQUAL 5 Award in our brochure
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    Here’s what our graduates say about the OFQUAL Level 5 Award
    Adrian Charters, Director Geology, Survey & Air Operations, Land and Minerals Consulting 

     

    Kevin Maunton, Drone Pilot, The Sky Cam
  • WHY DOES THE OFQUAL LEVEL 5 AWARD EXIST?

    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 Continuing Professional Development or CPD for those operating within the sector beyond the standard PfCO (Permission for Commerical Operations).

    The OFQUAL Level 5 Award provides a means of progression and a way to prove ones deepening knowledge and skill against a wider industry-recognised standard.  It provides a deeper insight and understanding of Operations and Safety Management for individuals responsible for UAV teams, and those looking to undertake more complicated mission planning.

    The OFQUAL Level 5 is available as a course for ex-miltary on the ELCAS scheme, click here to find out more about how to access your ELCAS credits to train as a Commercial Drone Pilot.

     

  • WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES?

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course the student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to;

    • Identify sources of information and analyse information relevant to SUAS operations
    • Identify hazards, assess risks and manage threats through the application of suitable mitigations
    • Apply solutions to common problems encountered during the conduct of SUAS operations
    • Effectively manage the deployment of personnel and equipment to conduct SUAS operations
    What you’ll gain by taking the OFQUAL 5 Award
    • 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
  • WHAT IS THE COURSE SYLLABUS?

    The course is delivered as a 3-day classroom-based course held at Coptrz Headquarters in Leeds. The course concludes with a written test to gauge the participants understanding of the assessment topics.

    The course contains 3 main threads, concentrating on Operations Management, Operational Safety Case Planning, and Human Factors and Airmanship. Candidates should hold or have held a Permission for Commercial Operations or a Permission for Aerial Work.

    1) Operations Management

    To work at a higher level, candidates will be introduced to a more complex level of Operations Management, covering record keeping – Pilot’s Log Books, Air System Records, Reporting requirements, Deployment Planning, and Risk Planning & Incident Response. Critically, candidates will be given an in-depth opportunity to discuss and develop their understanding of Operations Management in aviation, and gain a thorough knowledge of the factors involved.

     

    2) Operational Safety Case Planning

    The course covers Operational Safety Case Planning, and examines Safety Management Systems; including the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.  It looks at the different elements of the OSC and SORA approaches as part of a comprehensive set of lessons aimed at increasing the attendees’ awareness of this vital topic.  Students will learn to conduct a hazard analysis along with creating a risk assessment and learning to identify suitable control measure (mitigations) for unmanned operations.

     

    3) Human Factors and Airmanship

    This element of the course will examine the vital role of the human in unmanned operations through studying topics such as situational awareness and perception .  The course also considers the principles of a Just Culture,the creation of an Error Management System and the benefits which they can bring to an organisation.

     

  • WHAT THE OFQUAL LEVEL 5 AWARD EQUIVALENT TO?

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

  • ARE REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED?

    A delicious lunch, hot teas / coffees and light refreshments will be provided throughout the three days.

  • WILL THERE BE AN EXAM?

    On the final day after a short revision session participants will be invited to complete a short written assessment covering the topics that have been discussed.

  • WHO IS THE OFQUAL LEVEL 5 AWARD FOR?

    The OFQUAL Level 5 Award is for any Commercial Drone Pilots who currently hold a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) or who have held one before. The course is relevant across multiple sectors:

    • Any pilots who manage pilot a team – Chief Pilot, UAV Lead, UAVUAV Project Manager
      Site Manager, Chief Engineer, Aerial Survey Specialist, Drone team lead, UAV team lead
    • Public Safety – Police, Fire Service, Search & Rescue, Defence
    • Surveying, Construction and Geospatial
    • Education – Scientists, researchers, data analysts
    • Industrial Inspection
    • Media – Photographers, Videographers
  • WHERE IS THE TRAINING LOCATION?

    The OFQUAL Level 5 Award Course will be held in our purpose-built training suite designed for your comfort and to enhance your learning experience. Housed in our new central Leeds HQ you will benefit from interaction with our wider team, and can, therefore, benefit from technical, business and operational advice and mentoring during the course. The course is situated in central Leeds, and a 5 minutes walk for the station. There is a huge choice of accommodation, food, entertainment and transport options in the local area.

    1st Floor Phoenix House, 3 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QX

  • HOW DO I BOOK MY PLACE?

    You can book online or speak to one of the COPTRZ team on: +44 (0)330 111 7177 or email info@coptrz.com.

    There are a number of payment methods available including credit/debit card, PayPal or monthly payments.

    There is even an option to finance your course, find out more here.

  • WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN MY TRAINING AS A DRONE PILOT?

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