Zeta Drone Training

  • 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
  • EEI pen and notebook included
  • Student handbook
  • Light lunch and refreshments included
  • Free car parking
  • Retraining and one theory and flight assessment retest included if required

The Zeta drone course is our 4-day, combined General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) accredited drone training course, and aims to train students how to fly safely and manipulate sensors to support a wide range of drone applications.

This course is perfectly designed for a vast array of customers, from hobbyists and drone fanatics, to photographers and videographers, agronomists, geo-scientists and more. Whether you have a passion for drones, or just want to learn a new and exciting skill, our Zeta drone training courses are the perfect way to begin your drone piloting journey.

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 qualify for the 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, they will qualify for the GVC. This qualification empowers them to seek operational authorisation from the CAA for conducting flights within the Specific category (increased risk).

There is an NVQ Level 3 and Level 4 bolt on available on all of our Zeta courses, both of which are eligible for ELCAS funding. Find out more here.

We understand that convenience matters, which is why we offer a residential package option on most of our courses. Explore our course types and training locations below.

ZETA DRONE TRAINING – SOUTH WEST

The Zeta South West course will be run at Stanton House Hotel in Swindon and can be attended as a residential or non-residential option. Book your place on our CAA accredited, 4-day, combined General Visual Line of Sight (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course below.

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ZETA DRONE TRAINING – SOUTH EAST

The Zeta South East course will be run at Park Farm Hotel & Leisure in Norwich and can be attended as a residential or non-residential option. Book your place on our CAA accredited, 4-day, combined General Visual Line of Sight (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course below.

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ZETA DRONE TRAINING – CENTRAL

The Zeta Central course will be run at EEI HQ in Lincolnshire and can be attended as a residential or non-residential option. Book your place on our CAA accredited, 4-day, combined General Visual Line of Sight (GVC) and A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course below.

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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

In UK airspace, the Open category is for low-risk drone operations, with rules based on subcategories (A1, A2, A3) and restrictions on flying over people. The Specific category is for higher-risk operations, requiring an Operational Authorisation (OA) based on a safety case. The General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) is often associated with the Specific category. 

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 in Lincoln, Swindon and Norwich, with options to conduct aspects of our training courses online.

Testimonials

  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. 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

  3. Excellent course. Tim was able to deliver all content in a way that made it easy to understand and more importantly, remember. The theory input provided a great starting point and ensured a seamless transition to the practical art of aviating the drones. The aspiration of earning “Gold Wings” is a fun incentive to work hard. Well done EEI Leicester Police

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

  5. I really enjoyed the course and both instructors Tim and Matt made learning fun which helped with me passing the course. I had very little knowledge of drone legislation or flying prior to the course so it shows the high quality of teaching which helped me gain my golden wings and gain a 100% score. Zeta Central Student

  6. 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

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