Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training is completely bespoke and can be customised to your exact needs. It is designed to enhance your operational knowledge and is essential to keep you up to date with evolving regulations, technological advancements, safety protocols, and specific skills required for certain tasks. 

This training course is designed for already qualified pilots and will be designed alongside our ex-military drone training experts, targeting the areas where you want to excel, to ensure you get exactly what you need out of your time with us. 

Our expert instructors will adapt CPD training to your needs:

  • CAA regulatory updates
  • Night operations
  • Search and rescue
  • Thermal imaging
  • Payload training
  • Ethical and legal considerations

Don’t see what you need? Get in touch with one of our expert drone training instructors today to design your CPD course.

Need to earn your qualifications first? Check out our other drone training courses to book your place. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is A1, A2, and A3 categories of operating a <25kg drone?Reveal

    The categories of operations are known as A1, A2, and A3. They are classified as:

    • A1 (fly over people)
    • A2 (fly close to people)
    • A3 (fly far away from people)

    The basic CAA Drone Code will tell you everything you need to pass the test for a flyer ID, which allows you to fly in Open A1 and A3 categories.

    What is the difference between the Open and Specific categories?Reveal

    The Specific category covers operations that present a greater risk than that of the Open category, or where one or more elements of the operation fall outside the boundaries of the Open category. You must pass the online test and hold a Flyer-ID, and register as a UAS operator, and display your Operator ID on your UAS.

    Who provides the A2 CofC and GVC training?Reveal

    The A2 CofC and GVC training is provided by our experienced EEI Academy instructors. We are recognised by the CAA and their courses are designed to expand your theoretical knowledge to ensure you operate safely and appropriately.

    Where will I do the training?Reveal

    We have training venues and flight sites in Lincoln, Swindon and Norwich with options to conduct the A2 CofC online.

    If there are enough students on our courses, our training can also be brought to a bespoke location near you.

    Testimonials

    1. Clearly a very experienced instructor, calm and professional. They managed to adapt their teaching methodologies to suit the needs of each student. Kent Police

    2. Steve provided excellent instruction and hands on experience. The pace he adopted and calm demeanour were first rate, enhancing the confidence and learning experience for myself, enabling a successful outcome. Kent Police

    3. The instruction from Steve and Gally was excellent.  They understood the need to translate the course content into a practical way that we as Kent Fire & Rescue Service will us it. I  believe all the content was covered and as a candidate I gained confidence at flying using the hand held screen and camera. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone getting involved with any drone activities. Kent Fire and Rescue Service

    4. Excellent communication and dedication to ensure information was digestible and easy to understand. Practical approach and very friendly. A2 CofC Student

    5. An outstanding week of training, both theory and practical flying. Extremely knowledgeable and approachable instructors who made the learning as easy and efficient as possible. This has prepared me extremely well for my RPAS job role. Zeta Central Student

    6. A great day and learned a huge amount. Definitely interested in a a further bespoke advanced flying day perhaps next year. Thanks Tim! Bespoke Flying Day Student

    Accreditations

    • Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award logo.
    • ISO 9001 logo
    • Cyber Essentials certification mark.
    • Joscar logo.
    • CAA logo.
    • ADS membership logo.
    • SCEG logo.
    • The Air League logo.
    • Pro Qual logo.
    • ELCAS Logo
    • My Square Metre logo