Zeta Closed

  • Learn from ex-military drone experts
  • Professionally delivered face-to-face instruction throughout
  • An excellent learning environment that caters for all learning styles
  • Minimum 2 hours practical flight training included

The Zeta Closed drone training course is a bespoke course built around our CAA accredited,  combined General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course. It is designed for commercial groups or businesses and can cater to more specific customer needs, in addition to the standard course, which can be delivered from a customer’s flight site. Due to the bespoke nature of this course, it lasts for 5-days in order to factor in specific customer needs, such as night flying. 

The course aims to train students how to fly and manipulate sensors safely and efficiently to support a wide range of drone applications. 

All students will be expected to complete pre-course learning through our e-learning platform prior to starting the course. This will be followed by 2-days of classroom-based, instructor-led theory training and 3-days of practical flight training* to provide you with a minimum of 2-hours of 1-to-1 flying instruction.

You will be assessed through a multiple-choice written examination upon completing your theory training, qualifying you for your A2 CofC, and a flight assessment on your final day of the course, thus qualifying you for your GVC. 

Upon successful completion of the Zeta Closed course, you will have not only the skills, but the permission, to fly confidently in the Open (low risk) and Specific (increased risk) Categories. 


The combined course for the GVC and the A2 CofC caters to both beginners and current drone pilots. This comprehensive course equips you with the latest knowledge and skill sets mandated by the CAA. These qualifications are essential for operating drones safely and in compliance with regulations within either the Open category (low risk) or specific category (increased risk). 

Your course will consist of 2 days theory, encompassing 9 essential modules, and 2 days of flying, followed by a Flight Skills Assessment on the final day. 

Course modules will be taught covering:

  • Air law/ Responsibilities ​
  • RPAS Airspace Operating Principles ​
  • Airmanship & Aviation Safety​
  • Human Performance Limitations ​
  • Meteorology​
  • Navigation/Charts​
  • RPAS General Knowledge​
  • Operator Responsibilities ​
  • Operating Procedures


This course can be conducted at either our central training site in Lincolnshire, or at a bespoke location depending on course numbers.

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Following your enquiry, EEI will generate a bespoke proposal that captures your exact training needs, from which we can work with you to refine our solution to meet your requirements. 

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 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, 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. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. As a novice to aviation I found the course very informative without being overwhelming. Zeta Student

  5. 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

  6. The course was very good, one to one remote access worked very well. Online A2 CofC Student


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