DRONES IN PUBLIC SAFETY MINI-MDA NOW £3,990 +VAT

The Drones in Public Safety Mini-MDA (Master of Drone Applications) will give you and your teams all the skills you need to maximise drone technology across all your missions.   You’ll graduate with in-depth knowledge of air law and legislation, how to operate different aircraft and thermal imaging technology, use industry-leading software, gain your qualification to operate commercially within the UK and much 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 train organisations and services across the whole of the UK  including West Midlands Police, Norfolk Fire and Rescue and Cleveland Police.  We know exactly what's required when it comes to training front line drone teams.

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    Stand out from the crowd  

    When trying to get your foot in the door of such a crowded industry, 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.  

WHAT COULD YOU ACHIEVE WITH A MORE EFFECTIVE, CONFIDENT AND WELL-TRAINED DRONE TEAM?

When you're on a mission, time is everything. Seconds can be the difference between life and death. With the right training, your Drone Team will be in the best position to respond effectively to any situation.

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

UAV Specific Training

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: 1 week
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Beginner
Method: Online
Step 3

Practical Flight Coaching

Our expert trainers will help you master your manual drone flights by teaching you essential manoeuvres like figure 8, 45º accent and decent and more.

Study Time: Half day
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Beginner
Method: In-person training
Step 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

Pix4D mapper essentials

The Pix4Dmapper Essential online course will give you a thorough and deep understanding of Pix4D and how to use the software to give you the data output that you require.

Study Time: 1 week
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 9

Aerial thermal imaging category 1 course

This course is designed for new and aspiring commercial drone pilots looking to locate people of interest and gain aerial intellegence with thermal cameras.

Study Time: 1 week
Flight test: No flight test
Difficulty: Intermediate
Method: Online
Step 10

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 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 Clasroom 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 is 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 Sam Denniff,
Drones in Public Safety Global Expert

Sam is our in-house UAV expert for public safety within military, police, fire and search & rescue organisations. Sam has supported the supply of integrated drone solutions to some of the UK’s largest and most pioneering emergency service organisations including Devon & Cornwall Police, Ministry of Defence, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Leicester Police and Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

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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

INFORMATION CENTRE

What Drone Training Do Police Require?

Our expert, Sam Denniff, explains which officers require what standard of training.

A Guardian Above - Northamptonshire SAR

Hear from Northamptonshire (Lowland) Rescue, who recently saved a life using their new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced.

What Drone Training Do Police Require?

Our expert, Sam Denniff, explains which officers require what standard of training.

A Guardian Above - Northamptonshire SAR

Hear from Northamptonshire (Lowland) Rescue, who recently saved a life using their new DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced.

How Are Cleveland Police Using Drones?

In this interview with Stewart Rahman from Cleveland Police, we uncover the use cases for drones within the police forces. 

ALL the FEATURES of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK

Through this demonstration, we were looking at the use cases that the drone has within the Public Safety sector.

How Are Cleveland Police Using Drones?

In this interview with Stewart Rahman from Cleveland Police, we uncover the use cases for drones within the police forces. 

ALL the FEATURES of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK

Through this demonstration, we were looking at the use cases that the drone has within the Public Safety sector.

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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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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 FREE Drone Regulations Guide.

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Drones for Emergency Services

Your complete guide to adopting drone technology into your public safety workflows, helping you Save Time, Save Money & Save Lives.

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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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