New drone flying regulations (A2 CofC) became law in the UK on 31 December requiring everyone who flies a drone to study for and pass new qualifications mandated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
To help support the recovery and expansion of UK drone industry, training provider Coptrz is offering its A2 CofC drone training course free of charge.
During 2020 the cost of these qualifications was typically between £200 and £1,000, depending on the weight of drones flown.
Coptrz’s CAA-certified A2 CofC course is delivered online and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable online examinations.
Price Waterhouse Coopers predicts that the UK drone industry will increase the UK GDP by £43 billion and create net cost savings for the economy of £16 billion. Moreover, PWC estimates that by 2030 the industry will create 628,000 new jobs.
Steve Coulson, CCO at Coptrz, said: “With UK unemployment predicted to reach 2.5 million by the summer, we feel we have a duty to help get people back to work as quickly as possible with new career options. The drone industry has a compelling future and offers the unemployed a real opportunity to retrain and be part of the drone revolution, to stimulate recovery of UK plc.”