Vocational Qualifications

All of our training courses are completely customisable based on your requirements, meaning you can choose one of our additional vocational qualifications below to enhance your certifications and broaden your range of opportunities. 

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NVQ: Level 3 Certificate

Obtaining an NVQ Level 3 certificate in drone operations offers a range of significant benefits for individuals aspiring to enter the world of drone technology. This credential is not only valuable for those who want to learn the fundamentals of drone flying, but it’s especially advantageous for individuals aiming to secure employment within the rapidly expanding field of commercial drone operations. This additional certification is also eligible for ELCAS funding (provider name: Eagle Eye Innovations).

NVQ: Level 4 Diploma

Obtaining an NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Drone Operations not only signifies a higher level of expertise but also opens up a world of opportunities for individuals aiming to establish their own drone-related business. This diploma serves as a powerful foundation for entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly for those who aspire to create a business centered around drone technology. This additional certification is also eligible for ELCAS funding (provider name: Eagle Eye Innovations).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the A1, A2, and A3 categories of operating a sub 25kg drone?Reveal

The categories of operations are known as Open 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 will allow you to fly in the 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 that 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, register as a UAV operator, and display your Operator ID on your UAV.

Who provides the A2 CofC and GVC training?Reveal

The A2 CofC and GVC training is provided by Eagle Eye Innovations and it’s team of expert drone pilot instructors. We are recognised by the CAA, and our courses are designed to expand your theoretical knowledge to ensure you operate your aircraft safely and appropriately.

Where will I do the training?Reveal

We have training venues and flight sites in Lincoln, Swindon, Lockerbie and Kinross 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.


  1. Ian and Tim were very knowledgeable about the subject and approachable. Gauged the content and communication style to the attendees. Great week of learning a new skill. Sulhamstead Police Training College

  2. Very good and helpful trainers. They understood the difference in our police role as drone operators. Kent Police

  3. I was made to feel welcome from the outset. Suffering from PTSD I was very nervous and apprehensive about attending but was given sufficient information beforehand and made comfortable from arrival. It's been one of the most rewarding courses I've done as I was able to enjoy the course and not have to worry about myself. Simon Garland-Lo

  4. Great training and very well presented, Tim was a awesome trainer and presented everything very professionally. RNLI

  5. Both Tim and & Ian were super knowledgable and very keen to make the training role specific for our individual departments. Really enjoyed it, keep up the good work. Avon and Somerset Police

  6. Excellent course, professionally delivered and time management was excellent also. No time wasted, nothing rushed. Zeta Central Student


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