DRONE SERVICE PROVIDER MINI-MDA NOW £2,990 +VAT

The Drone Service Provider Mini-MDA (Master of Drone Applications) will give you all the skills you need to start your very own successful drone business. You’ll graduate with in-depth knowledge of air law and legislation, how to operate different drones and leading software platforms, gain your qualification to operate commercially in the UK, marketing, sales and more!

Our world-leading Mini-MDA's are highly sought after, speak to our Admissions Team today to secure your place. 

 
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    One Master of Drone Applications (MDA) = all the knowledge you need!

    You could spend hours researching all the different courses available, and you could spend even more money purchasing them individually – or you could save time and money by enrolling on one programme that covers it all.  We’ve already helped hundreds of start-ups just like you to set-up successful drone businesses with a stream of steady clients in a range of sectors such as TLP Drone Services, Unmanned Air Veterans and BB Drone Services. 

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    Stand out from the crowd  

    When trying to win new business you need to stand head and shoulders above your competition. If you already have the skills, knowledge and accredited qualifications behind you then you’re one step ahead.  Your 12-week programme also includes OFQUAL Level 4 & 5 qualifications equivalent to a HND (Higher National Diploma) or foundation degree.  

FOR YOUR DRONE BUSINESS START-UP TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE YOU NEED THE BEST TRAINING AND SUPPORT AT YOUR SIDE

Starting with the Coptrz Academy Mini-MDA will give you all the skills, qualifications and business expertise you need to give your drone business the best possible chance of success.  With this solid foundation to build from, the sky really is the limit for you and your Entrepreneurial Dreams.

YOUR 12-WEEK PROGRAMME

Step 1

A2 CofC

The A2 CofC is the training course and certification needed to operate in the A2 Subcategory of the OPEN Category. The course consists of four modules.

Study Time: 1 week
Flight test: 4 hours self-guided practice
Difficulty: Beginner
Method: Online
Step 2

Practical Flight Coaching

This course covers all aspects of the UAV’s mobilisation, set-up, operation, optimisation and maintenance in order to ensure operatives are proficient in all areas. 

Study Time: Half day
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Beginner
Method: In-person training
Step 3

GVC including OFQUAL 4 + Accelerator

The General “Visual Line of Sight” Certificate or GVC is the drone training and certification needed to be able to apply to the CAA for an Operational Authorisation. 

Study Time: 40 hours
Flight test: Practical flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 4

Practical Flight Assessment 

Put your training to the test by completing a flight assessment with our expert drone pilot trainers. With 10 test locations across the UK, there’s bound to be one near you!

Study Time: 1 day
Flight test: Practical flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: In person
Step 5

Operations Manual Review 

You must have a CAA approved operations manual before you can apply for your Operational Authorisation. With our easy-to-use template and the help of our expert team, you’ll be signed off and ready to fly in no time!

Study Time: 1 week
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 6

Introduction to Thermography

This course is designed to give you an intensive introduction to aerial infrared thermography, including the science behind thermography

Study Time: 1 day
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 7

Commercial UAV Surveying

The course is designed to make sure you have everything covered when it comes to the project management of large UAV Projects. 

Study Time: 1 week
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 8

OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Chief Pilots

The course is designed to make sure you have everything covered when it comes to the project management of large scale UAV Projects. 

Study Time: 28 hours
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Advanced
Method: Online
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Optional Bolt On

Upgrade Your GVC to a Face-to-Face Classroom Course

Online courses are a great way to get qualified to fly your drone, but not everyone benefits from the online learning style. Our face-to-face GVC course takes just three days to complete and it's a great asset for students who need more one on one guidance or more direct instruction. 

BOOK YOUR MINI-MDA PLACE TODAY

It couldn't be easier. All you need to do is get in touch with our admissions team, they're always happy to help. 

You can click the link below to apply online, call them directly on 0330 111 7177 or email them at [email protected]

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Meet Harry Crawford, Head of Training

Harry has years of experience with SUAs behind him, and as head of training at Coptrz Academy he's responsible for training and assessing our students, flight coaching, product demos and customer handovers as well as developing our learning material.

"Working in such a new and growing industry always adds excitement to their role as we are all constantly learning of new and inspiring ways to utilise our UAVs." - Harry Crawford

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Meet Jamie Cording,
Drone Service Provider Global Expert

“Hi, I’m Jamie, Drone Service Provider Global expert for Coptrz. Over the past 2 years, I’ve helped hundreds of business start-ups just like you to move from sitting on the fence to running fully-fledged drone businesses with steady clients in a range of sectors.

Whether you’re wondering what training you’ll need and what drone will suit you best, or you already have an application in mind and are ready to take off in the exciting world of drones, I’m here to help you succeed.”

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NO-ONE IS MORE QUALIFIED TO TRAIN YOU

Why would you invest your hard-earned money into the best drone technology around only to be trained by someone who doesn't even work with the product? We work directly with the largest range of Global Drone Brands in the world meaning our team truly are qualified to train you in how to use the technology.

Don't put you or your company's future at risk with inferior training.

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FLIGHT TEST LOCATIONS TO SUIT YOU

While most of our drone training courses can be completed completely online, some more advanced courses will require you to do a short flight test.

Studying with Coptrz Academy gives you access to the largest number of flight test centres across the UK including Northern Ireland. That means you won’t be travelling long distances to take a 1.5 hour long flight assessment (if required as part of your training).

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    RUGBY

    Make Venues, Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN

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    BELFAST

    Hilton Belfast, Castle Upton Estate
    Templepatrick, BT39 0DD

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    ABERDEEN

    Mercure Aberdeen Hotel, South Deeside Road, Blairs Aberdeen, AB12 5YP

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    NORFOLK

    Norfolk Showground – Dereham Rd
    Norwich, NR5 0TT

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    EDINBURGH

    Carberry Tower Mansion House, Carberry Tower Estate, Musselburgh, EH21 8PY

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    BRIGHTON

    Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton
    Lewes, BN7 3AL

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    CARDIFF

    The New House Country Hotel, Thornhill,
    Cardiff, CF14 9UA

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    KENT

    The Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, London, ME14 3JF

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    HOOK

    Highfield Park, Church Lane
    Heckfield, RG27 0LG

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    LEEDS

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

LIVE WEBINAR: 3 THINGS YOU NEED TO START YOUR DRONE BUSINESS IN 2022

Join Danny Wilson, UAV Strategist at COPTRZ Academy, for this 60-minute webinar to learn the 3 essential things you need to kickstart your drone business. He'll be debunking the myths around starting a drone business and dropping the truth bombs on what it takes to really get your business off the ground. You might've read that you can earn £60,000 a year being a drone pilot but is it true? You'll have to tune in to find out 👀

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INFORMATION CENTRE

How Chris built a successful drone business

 Learn how Chris used his background in policing and UK Armed Forces to build his very own successful drone business in 12 weeks!

Drone Regs: EXPLAINED

Find out everything you need to know about the new drone regulations for 2021.

How Chris built a successful drone business

 Learn how Chris used his background in policing and UK Armed Forces to build his very own successful drone business in 12 weeks!

Drone Regs: EXPLAINED

Find out everything you need to know about the new drone regulations for 2021.

Recorded Webinar: Women in Drones

Coptrz is joined by a range of panellists who will be discussing their experiences in a male-dominated industry.

You're a drone pilot! Now what?

You’ve done your drone training, but what else can you do to stand out from the competition and start winning repeat business?

Recorded Webinar: Women in Drones

Coptrz is joined by a range of panellists who will be discussing their experiences in a male-dominated industry.

You're a drone pilot! Now what?

You’ve done your drone training, but what else can you do to stand out from the competition and start winning repeat business?

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FAQs

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Yes, speak to the Coptrz Academy Admissions Team and they will swap out the UK Only modules for the courses relevant to your country. 

Yes, speak to the Coptrz Academy Admissions Team today and they will provide you with the reduced price. 

Yes, speak to the Coptrz Academy Admissions Team today and they will run through all the options with you. 

That’s okay! We will work the Mini-MDA programme around your schedule if something comes up that prevents you from completing it over the given 12-week period. 

We do recommend you complete your Mini-MDA programme within 6 months or less to ensure you keep the momentum up and can start to apply what you’ve learned immediately. 

OFQUAL is recognised across all industries around the world.  With Drone Technology at different stages of adoption in countries around the world, it’s important that you have a recognised accreditation for those organisations that don’t know the drone industry or regulations. 

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Training Prospectus

Our prospectus covers our full range of courses, modules and full details about studying with COPTRZ Academy so you can choose the best course for you.

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10 Profitable Opportunities now you're a Drone Pilot

You’ve completed your free A2 CofC drone training with us and passed your theory exam to get your certificate, but now what?

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Drone Regulations Guide

Confused about UK Drone Regulations? Unsure of the difference between the GVC and A2 CofC? Fear not! Coptrz Academy has got you covered with our Drone Regulations Guide.

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