ELCAS Drone Training - COPTRZ

Take advantage of your ELCAS funds and develop your career in the UAV industry. COPTRZ are the first and only drone Training Provider to attain ELCAS Approved Learning Provider status, offering serving, leaving and ex-servicemen the best and most cost-effective pathway to becoming a commercial drone pilot. Coptrz are the UK’s largest UAV training provider and the ELCAS funded drone training course comes with an OFQUAL 4 Certificate, an educational benchmark.

The cost of a place on our ELCAS CAA Training course is £1,134.00 including VAT, and as an ELCAS recipient, your contribution would be £226.80.

If you would like to know more then get in touch with our team on info@coptrz.com or call us on 0330 111 7177.

Learning Schedule

In order to prepare you fully for the course, students have access to our remote learning resource, which details the steps you need to take to create your Operations Manual, a vital document which defines the procedure you’ll follow each and every time you fly, and which is submitted to the CAA to secure your Permission for Commercial Operations, otherwise known as a drone license.

You’ll also have access to our dedicated Business Seminar, which provides some invaluable insights for setting up your own business, prospecting for leads, techniques for discovering the full scope of each and every business opportunity you uncover, and how to use your PfCO to create a stand-alone business.

What is the course format?

Day 1-2 – Ground School 

The first two days of the Coptrz Drone Training Course will cover your theory learning and theory assessment. Your trainer will take you through the full 8 modules required by the CAA, after which you will complete a multiple-choice examination.

  • UAS Airspace Operating Principles
  • Airmanship & Aviation Safety
  • Air Law & Responsibilities
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation Charts
  • Human Factors
  • Aircraft Knowledge
  • Operating Procedures and Operating Manual Preparation


Day 3 – Flight Assessment

The final part of the course is your flight assessment. Here you’ll be assessed by performing a series of manoeuvres with your drone in a safe and controlled manner. You will also be asked a selection of questions related to your drone.

  • What is ELCAS?

  • Why should you choose our training courses?

  • How do I acquire Enhanced Learning Credits?

  • How can I use my Enhanced Learning Credits?

  • When can I start?

  • What courses can I access with my ELCAS credits?