Zeta Fast Track

  • Professionally delivered face-to-face instruction throughout
  • Gain insight from the drone experts
  • EEI Operations Manual template included
  • Excellent flight site
  • Retraining and one theory and flight assessment retest included if required
  • Electronic student handbook provided

The Zeta Fast Track Course is structured over 3 days and is designed for hobbyist individuals and small or large commercial groups with previous drone flying experience, aiming to train students to operate their drone safely and legally.  

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, or online, instructor led theory. This will culminate in a written or online examination before you conduct your flight assessment on the final day of the course, date of which is flexible to meet your needs. 

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. 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

  2. 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

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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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


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