COPTRZ is now able to offer drone training courses to students across the country after partnering with a number of universities in the UK.
The Leeds-based firm is hoping the training can cater for the next generation of safe and responsible drone pilots.
It says the courses will cover airspace and air law, navigation, meteorology, safe setup and risk assessment and give students a know-how with contemporary technology education.
Professor Rob Richardson, director of the Institute for Design, Robotics and Optimisation at the University of Leeds, said: “Giving our students the knowledge of how to fly drones safely and within regulations is an essential part of their development, alongside the research-based learning and lab experience they need to design and build their own innovative systems.
He added: “Bringing their skills and learning together by working with companies like COPTRZ means our students are ideally placed to become effective employees after graduation.”
Founder and managing director of COPTRZ, Steve Coulson, thinks education like this will be important for the long term reputation of the industry.
He explained: “It’s great to see Universities and colleges providing their students with new teaching and learnings, and allowing them to unlock the potential that this current and modern technology has.
“It also offers hope for the future that the next generation of drone pilots will ensure the respect of the industry remains intact, showing businesses the true worth that drones offer them.”