Zeta Closed

  • Professionally delivered face-to-face instruction throughout
  • Minimum 2 hours practical flight training included
  • EEI Operations Manual template included
  • EEI pen and notebook included
  • Student handbook
  • Retraining and one theory and flight assessment retest included if required

The Zeta Closed course is structured the same as our CAA accredited Zeta Course, but is designed for commercial groups that have employees with little or no previous drone flying experience, and aims to train students how to fly safely and manipulate sensors to support a wide range of drone applications.

All candidates will be expected to complete pre-course online learning through our e-learning platform, which will be followed by 2 days of classroom-based, instructor led theory. This will culminate in a written examination before you begin your flight training, which you will use to start preparing for your flight assessment on the final day of the course.

After students successfully complete the theory training and pass the examination, they will attain the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC). This achievement grants them permission to engage in flying within the Open category (low risk). Following this accomplishment, when students effectively complete the flight assessment along with an EEI-ratified Operation Manual they will receive a General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC qualification). This qualification empowers them to seek operational authorisation from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for conducting flights within the Specific category (increased risk).

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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 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. Really good day with Matt and Ian. I think we all cam e away feeling far more confident with the M30T and night flying in particular. Environment Agency

  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. Excellent course with excellent instruction. Gally was very personable and pitched the course at the right level. The theory element was quite technical but was made easier by the instruction. none of the course material was laboured, but there was enough explanation to check understanding. The practical element was made easy because of the quality of training. all together, an excellent course. would definitely use EE Innovations again and would have no hesitation in recommending you as a training provider. Maidstone Borough Council

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

  5. 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

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


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