The Zeta course is our 5-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, ergonomists and more. Whether you have a passion for drones, or just want to learn a new and exciting skill, our Zeta 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 attain 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 along with an EEI-ratified Operation Manual they will receive a 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. 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 South

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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, the South of England and Scotland, with options to conduct aspects of our training courses online.


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    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

  2. Training in a field

    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

  3. 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

  4. Men in military uniform using drone controller.

    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. Man in Eagle Eye Innovations branded jacket performing test and evaluation processes on a drone.

    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

  6. Man in Eagle Eye Innovations branded jacket performing test and evaluation processes on a drone.

    Ian quickly delivered the one day course in a style and at a pace that was relevant to the students. Very credible and could relate military experience to our operational requirements. He was also able to give pragmatic solutions and advice around some of the grey areas of legislation and emergency service use which was very helpful. Thames Valley Police


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