Learn how to capture, process and analyze thermal images captured by drone
Coptrz have partnered with iRed, the UK market leader in thermal drone training to deliver a world-class online Thermal Imaging Course. The course is aimed at professionals working in Asset Inspection and Drone Service Providers.
This 28-hour e-learning course (equivalent to 4 days) is designed for new and aspiring commercial drone pilots looking to inspect buildings, solar panels and power-lines with thermal cameras.
Designed for those new to industry, this course provides students with the skills and knowledge to start using thermal imaging for commercial drone inspections. Ideal for those looking to expand their drone business, the Aerial Drone Thermal Imaging Category 1 course introduces the fundamentals of thermal imaging, along with industry insight into the multitude of commercial applications for thermal drone technology.
30-minute Q&A with iRed’s Ray Faulkner, find out if this course is for you
“We recognised organisations and drone service providers needed a training course that bridged the gap between acquiring thermal imaging cameras and leveraging the technology to its full potential. To unlock sustained business and large contracts specialist training is needed from those who’ve done it before. That’s why we are providing the ultimate online training course in Aerial Thermal Imaging.”
Steve Coulson, COPTRZ Co-founder
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This 28-hour e-learning course is equivalent to 4 days classroom study and is designed for new and aspiring commercial drone pilots looking to inspect buildings, solar panels and power-lines with thermal cameras. The e-learning course is delivered over 100 learning units, including end-of-topic assessments and video-based practical experiments.
✓ Module 1 – Applications of Drone Thermal Imaging
✓ Module 2 – History of Thermal Imaging Cameras
✓ Module 3 – Fundamentals of Thermal Image Analysis
✓ Module 4 – Heat Transfer Mechanisms
✓ Module 5 – Basics of Emissivity, Reflectivity and Radiation
✓ Module 6 – Reflected Apparent Temperature (RAT)
✓ Module 7 – Thermal Payload Setup
✓ On completion, you’ll hold a certificate to Category 1
Practical Training Upgrade
Want to learn more? Students can also add an additional practical session to learn more about survey setup, data collection, software analysis and report writing
Ray Faulkner – Founder of iRed®
After more than 15 years in the aviation industry as both an airline captain and commercial ground-school instructor, Ray Faulkner founded iRed® in 2002 with the aim of bringing thermal imaging technology into the mainstream industry.
Working alongside leading academic institutions, Ray has helped pioneer new sustainable inspection techniques for a broad range of industries. This includes the creation of the first Ofqual Level 3 & 4 qualifications for thermal imaging in the UK.
Ray is an accredited PCN Category 3 thermographer, CAA approved drone operator and certified training instructor. Alongside his work at iRed®, Ray sits on the BSI Working Group for British ISO Standards, helping to promote and develop the need for certified training within the UK.
Do I need to own a drone to attend the course?
Having your own drone is not essential for those attending the course. However, to get the most from the course, it’s recommended that delegates have – or are working towards – achieving their Permissions for Commercial Operations (PfCO).
How much does the course cost?
The course cost is £1,299.00 + VAT per person.
What happens if I fail a test or assessment?
Don’t worry – it happens! Our courses are packed full with lots of useful knowledge, and sometimes it can be hard to remember everything when it comes to your test or assessment. This is why our e-learning courses give you 3 attempts for your final examination. This also gives you a chance to go through your course materials again before re-taking the test at a later date.
What are the benefits / learning outcomes of this course?
This online course is interactive and accessible from tablet, phone or desktop. There is no limit to how long you have access to the eLearning platform so you can work through the course at your own pace and fit it in around your full-time work or other commitments.
Designed for those new to industry, this course provides students with the skills and knowledge to start using thermal imaging for commercial drone inspections. Ideal for those looking to expand their drone business, the iRed® Drone Thermal Imaging Category 1 course introduces the fundamentals of thermal imaging, along with industry insight into the multitude of commercial applications for thermal drone technology.
How do I access the online course?
When you have signed up to the course you will be provided with a log-in for the eLearning platform.
Do I get a certificate on completion? If so, what is it equivalent to?
Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a CPD Certified Certificate (28hrs) from iRed®, the UK’s leading experts in thermal imaging. This certificate also enables students to upgrade their qualification to an accreditation at a later date.
How long will it take me to complete?
As a guideline, this course is designed to be completed over 4 days (28 hours).
Will I have access to a course trainer or any learning support?
Students attending the e-learning course will have access to all of the information needed to successfully complete the final examination. Those purchasing the accreditation upgrade will have access to a dedicated course trainer and unlimited learning support during the course.
I’ve found much cheaper courses online. Why is your course a premium price?
This is the only drone-focused thermal imaging course that conforms to the ISO 18436 standard for infrared thermography. As such, students attending this course can opt-in for additional training to become eligible for full accreditation.
What cameras / drones do you reccomend you should be operating to make this course worthwhile?
Whilst owning a drone/camera is not essential for attending this course, we would recommend that any student looking to purchase a thermal camera would aim for a minimum detector size of 320×240, ensuring that the camera is fully radiometric.
“It’s only in the last few years that thermal imaging technology has progressed to a stage in which infrared cameras can fit into the palm of your hand.”