Drone Training Courses

Industrial inspection and analysis drone training courses, for new and existing drone operators.

Our drone courses have been designed for new and existing PfCO pilots looking to start within the commercial inspection and surveying industry. 

All courses are kept up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices, ensuring they meet current commercial needs across a wide range of industry sectors.

CAA Approved Full-NQE | BINDT Approved Training Organisation | ABBE Accredited

Our Courses

CAA Approved Drone Training Course

CAA Approved PfCO Training

Commercial drone training course for pilots looking to attain their ‘Permissions for Commercial Operations’ from the CAA.

  • 3 Days

  • £600 ex. VAT

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Thermal Imaging Drone Training Course

Thermal Imaging for Drone Operators

Learn how to use thermal imaging cameras on a drone and the basics of conducting an aerial thermal imaging survey.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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Aerial Thermal Imaging Drone Training Course

Drone Thermography Category 1

Conforming to ISO 18436 standards, this comprehensive aerial thermal imaging course is ideal for new infrared drone pilots.

  • 5 Days

  • £1700 ex. VAT

  • Optional Accreditation

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Inspections Drone Training Course

Inspections for Drone Operators

Learn how to set-up and operate your aerial platform to conduct industrial inspections for a multitude of applications.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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Search and Rescue Drone Training Course

Search & Rescue for Drone Operators

Learn how to effectively conduct search & rescue operations with your drone, designed for the emergency services.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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Operating Safety Case Drone Course

Operating Safety Case for Drone Operators

This course delivers the fundamental knowledge and framework for creating an Operating Safety Case (OSC) for congested areas.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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Multispectral Drone Training Course

Multispectral for Drone Operators

Create reflectance maps, index maps (NDVI, NDRE) and orthomosiacs for professional agricultural analysis and reporting.

  • 3 Days

  • £600 ex. VAT

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Photogrammetry Drone Training Course

Photogrammetry for Drone Operators

Learn how to create and analyse orthomosiacs, 3D models and accurate terrain models with data collected from a drone.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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Photovoltaic Drone Training Course

Photovoltaic Inspections for Drone Operators

Learn how to detect and accurately locate faulty cells, string-errors, defective diodes and PID faults on solar farm installations.

  • 3 Days

  • £995 ex. VAT

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ARPAS UK Discount Collaboration

Discount for ARPAS UK members

In collaboration with ARPAS UK, members can receive an additional 10% discount off any of our courses.* To redeem, simply get in touch and we’ll give you an exclusive discount code for a course of your choice.

*Discount not valid for optional accreditation. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers.

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Our research-led development has broadened our technology platform to include advanced camera deployment using drones. We’re now a leading supplier of UAV systems, software, thermal imaging cameras and custom projects.

iRed is a DJI Enterprise Dealer, FLIR Premium Partner and MicaSense Distributor.

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Our drone training programmes teach commercial inspection skills to new and existing pilots.

Drones are a great tool for non-contact measurement and inspections. When equipped with quality sensors, these aerial platforms can help save clients both time and money.

Our courses teach delegates how to operate drones for commercial inspections. Using thermal imaging, multispectral and photogrammetry sensors for a wide range of applications. These include:

  • Multispectral sensors for agriculture and viticulture
  • Thermal imaging sensors for heat loss surveys
  • Visual sensors for 3D modelling and photogrammetry

iRed is also approved as a Full-NQE by the Civil Aviation Authority. This means we can offer remote pilot certificates for those looking to gain their PfCO.

We train delegates on both small and large aerial platforms. These can range from drones capable of carrying large payloads, to smaller platforms with visual sensors.

We help pilots to expand their range of commercial services.

iRed is the UK’s leading provider of industrial inspection drone training courses. All courses are crafted to meet current commercial needs, over a broad range of sectors.

Our team has decades of experience with remote sensors, and is up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices. So whether you’re a practicing drone pilot, inspector or just starting out, we’re here to help.

We’re one of the few drone operators to have an Operating Safety Case (OSC) from the CAA.

This means that whilst other operators are governed by a 50 metre safety cordon, our pilots are only limited to a 20 metre cordon. This enables us to fly where other operators cannot, such as in congested areas or closer to buildings.

By having an OSC, we’re not only able to help and advise other drone pilots on how to achieve one – but we’re able to train delegates how to safely and efficiently conduct commercial surveys at shorter distances.

iRed training courses are delivered by industry experts, each with many years of teaching experience.

Our instructors have delivered hundreds of accredited thermal imaging courses, seminars, workshops and presentations since 2002. Courses have been delivered to multi-national organisations, global brands, universities, local authorities and small businesses throughout the world.

By working closely with leading educational institutions such as the University of Portsmouth, we’re able to ensure our courses are are constantly up-to-date with the latest techniques and practices from industry.

To find out more about our instructors, visit ired.ac.uk/instructors

University of Portsmouth Thermal Imaging Training
“Thank you for your fantastic talk to our students. The feedback of your talk was great and students really enjoyed it. Some of them have already asked me about possibilities of doing projects with iRed.”
Dr. Hooshyar Assadullahi, University of Portsmouth
TATA Steel iRed Thermal Imaging Client
“Thank you for one of the most effective courses I have attended. It was greatly appreciated the way you tailored the course to suit the knowledge, skills and experience of your attendees.”
Neil Eccles, Tata Steel
Cardiff Metropolitan University
“I was very impressed by the approach developed by iRed for producing high resolution thermal images and it has encouraged me to read thermal images in a whole new way. I would highly recommend the training to others.”
Condor Ferries Thermal Imaging Logo
“Fantastic course, instructed by some of the most knowledgeable people in industry. Both theory based and vocational, it’s a great mix of both.”
Robert Wade, Condor Ferries

Thermal Imaging Courses

Industry recognised thermal imaging training courses, accredited to national standards.

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