OFQUAL 5 CHIEF DRONE PILOTS ONLINE COURSE £999 +VAT

If you're taking on projects with multiple drone operators, then our OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Chief Pilots will give you the skills, confidence and framework to make sure that your project goes to plan. Coptrz Academy is the first and only training provider in the world to run the OFQUAL Level 5 course.

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The OFQUAL 5 is designed to give operators the skills and confidence to take on multi-million pound, large UAV projects that involve more than one pilot. The aim of this course is to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on large UAV projects. This isn’t about your skills as a pilot, this is about levelling up your project management skills to ensure you have everything covered. The course covers everything we wish we knew at the time to prevent us from making costly mistakes. 

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The Coptrz Academy OFQUAL Level 5 Award is regulated by an independent body so you can be certain of teaching excellence and course quality. By training with us, you’ll be recognised as a professional in your field of play.

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This course is recognised internationally. It is the UK standard which you can check on the Europa website here. There are equivalents to the OFQUAL in many different countries, it’s worth mentioning that OFQUAL itself is especially recognised in English-speaking countries such as Canada, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

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The course covers managing the deployment of Commercial Drone Pilots, management of Flight Log Records, managing the audit and maintenance of on-site equipment, planning and operation with an Operational Safety Case (OSC), planning and operation with Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and planning and operating safely in congested areas. 

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WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY WITH COPTRZ ACADEMY

When you enrol on your OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Chief Pilots course with us, you'll also get 12-months free access to the Coptrz Academy eLearning platform filled with more than 450+ online courses spanning project management, finance, leadership, commercial skills, people and culture, customer excellence and data.

You'll benefit from an approved and independently audited professional qualification as well as a clear CPD pathway, clarity and benchmarking for employers and organisations, heightened safety for organisations, increased job and contract prospects, increased chances of winning projects for service providers and lower insurance costs with the insurance provider Moonrock. 

To support you on your learning journey we also provide monthly live accelerator sessions, Drone Regulation Q&A’s, live weekly industry updates and exclusive membership to our Coptrz Pilot Group.

COURSE OVERVIEW

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  • Level: Advanced

  • Syllabus: 3 stage course

  • Platform: Flexible online learning

  • Study Time: 28 hours

  • Exam Details: 3 assignments to complete 

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Module A

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. 

Module B

OPERATIONS SAFETY CASE PLANING

This module includes the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures.  It looks at the different elements of the OSC and SORA approaches, how to conduct a hazard analysis along with creating a risk assessment and learning to identify suitable mitigations.

Module C

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 module 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.

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GET STARTED WITH YOUR COURSE TODAY

It couldn't be easier. All you need to do is enrol on to Coptrz Academy, quickly create your student profile, then choose the OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Cheif Drone Pilots course out of the 100's available to you. 

YOUR EXPERT TRAINERS

The Coptrz Academy training team will be with you every step of the way during your journey with us, so you will quickly get to know them. You can expect to see members like Harry, Tom and Naomi often in our regular LIVE webinars which you have access to for free!

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DON'T KNOW IF THIS COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Our admissions team are always happy to help. Get in touch today if you have any questions on any of our courses before enrolling. 

You can call them directly on 0330 111 7177 or email them at [email protected]

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IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Your business wants to win the big contracts

In our previous business Martek Marine, we won a contract of £67 million for a Maritime Drone Contract involving BVLOS flying across different areas of Europe. The tender process to win the contract was an eye-opener to what needs to be considered, what needs to be invested in and what the standard should be for large drone operations. We’ve packaged up all that learning into this course so you don’t make the same costly mistakes we did. 

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You’re operating UAV in complex situations

If you plan on operating drones in complex situations like congested areas or Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), you'll need to apply for an Operational Safety Case (OSC). This course will teach you how to apply, plan and operate under an OSC. 

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Your organisation wants to expand their drone team

If you’re just going out taking pictures on a part-time level, then this isn’t the course for you.  It’s for organisations and service providers that want to deliver large scale projects and want to have the management skills in-house to run them. Even if you aren't the one flying, this course will give you the confidence to lead a team of operators on large, complex UAV operations. 

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EXPERIENCE COPTRZ ACADEMY FOR FREE

Enrol now and get FREE access to over 450+ online courses (including our popular A2 CofC course), live and on-demand content and a dedicated team of experts to support you along the way. 

The Coptrz Academy online learning experience is like no other - it's so much more than just drone training.  Coptrz Academy provides a truly holistic learning experience with a mobile-first design, quality content, in-built psychometrics and an unparalleled user experience driven by artificial intelligence. 

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FAQs

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Yes. It is the UK standard which you can check on the Europa website here. There are equivalents to the OFQUAL in many different countries, it’s worth mentioning that OFQUAL itself is especially recognised in English-speaking countries such as Canada, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

You do need a PfCO, GVC, A2 CofC or any other country equivalent to do the course but there is no requirement on the course for any significant flying experience. The course structure is theory-based with no practical assessments. The modules are framed around project management as opposed to the actual deployment of drones. If you are more likely to be managing the operators who are flying the drones rather than operating the drones themselves then the OFQUAL 5 would be suitable for you.

Yes, you certainly can, as long as you have a valid PfCO, GVC, A2 CofC or your country’s equivalent to this then you can enrol on the OFQUAL 5. The course is available classroom-based in the UK but also can be done from distanced learning by logging into our COPTRZ Academy learning portal, so the course can be done in it’s entirety from anywhere in the world.

A Chief Drone Pilot is equivalent to a Manager or a Team Leader. There is nothing stopping someone from being a Chief Drone Pilot and getting involved in the actual operation and deployment of drones but this course specifically is aimed at upskilling someone who would be managing a team of drone operators. 

The OFQUAL Level 5 Award for Cheif Drone Pilots course can only be completed online. 

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