Zeta Fast Track

  • Learn from ex-military drone experts
  • Professionally delivered face-to-face instruction throughout
  • An excellent learning environment that caters for all learning styles

The Zeta Fast Track course is our 2.5 day, CAA accredited, combined A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) and General Visual Line of Sight Certificate (GVC) drone training course. 

This course is designed for individuals who have experience operating drones and do not require dedicated practical flying instruction. The course aims to train students how to fly and manipulate sensors safely and efficiently to support a wide range of drone applications, but there is an expectation that students are already well-placed to attempt the flight assessment. 

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 culminating in a multiple-choice written examination for your A2 CofC, and a half day flight assessment, with the opportunity to refresh your skills with one of our expert drone pilots. Upon successful completion of your flight assessment, you will receive your GVC. 

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

Not sure if the Zeta Fast Track course is for you? Check out our 4-day Zeta course. 


The fast track course for the GVC and the A2 CofC caters to drone pilots with some flying experience, equipping 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, 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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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. 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

  2. Very good and helpful trainers. They understood the difference in our police role as drone operators. 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. As a novice to aviation I found the course very informative without being overwhelming. Zeta Student

  5. 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

  6. 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


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