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When you have completed our A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) Drone course you can:  

  • Fly over 250gram drones in residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas

  • Fly 500g -2kg drones down to 50m from uninvolved persons in congested areas

  • Fly with greater freedom in parks, villages, towns and cities

The latest A2 CofC CAA qualification is designed to make it easier to fly your drone in built up areas.

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Flying Open Category

The A2 CofC is a Civil Aviation Authority qualification to operate drones in the Open Category. It is valid for 5 years. 

The drone rules are not complicated.  Most hobby and commercial drone pilots will be flying under the Open category rules.

If your drone is over 250 grams you will not be able to operate within 150m of residential, commercial, industrial or recreational areas unless you have an A2 CofC.  This includes towns, villages and hamlets.  You have to stay 150m outside of these areas.

If your drone is over 500 grams the A2 CofC course benefits both recreational and commercial remote pilots because it allows you to fly a minimum of 50m horizontally from uninvolved people. 

This is a major advantage, the rule that requires you to stay 150m from congested areas which includes all residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas is completely removed  you only have to stay a minimum of 50m from uninvolved people.  

If you are flying DJI Mavic 3, Mavic 2 Series, Air 2S, Air 3 or Phantom 4 Series then you need to get an A2 CofC and you can fly in the A2 Open Category. 

If your drone weight is 250g to 500g, which is Parrot ANAF, DJI Avata, DJI Spark and DJI Mavic Air 1, when you have an A2 CofC, then you can fly in the A1 Open Category.

We Offer Three Drone Course Options HERE

A2CofC ONLINE COURSE

Video tutorials and e learning, mock exam and final theory exam

£99

GVC ONLINE COURSE

Video tutorials, practical, mock exam, final theory exam and  face to face flight test

£299

FULL ONLINE COURSE

Both Part 1 - A2 CofC & Part 2 - GVC Courses, all mock and theory exams & flight test 

£379

Major Change in the UK Drone Regulations

The current UK drone regulations which came into force on 31 December 2020 are designed to align us with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). They build on the new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration Scheme introduced in the UK in November 2019.

The A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC)

Under the current regulations, you can operate a drone commercially for the first time without needing to spend thousands of pounds on training and CAA Permissions.

The A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) is now the first building block of a drone pilot training, for hobby flyers, individuals wanting to start a drone business and organisations wanting to use drones in their business and operations.

Our CAA A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) Online Course allows you to fast track becoming a Qualified Drone Pilot in less than a day, from your own home. This will allow you to fly safe and legal as a CAA qualified Drone Pilot.

Our drone training course qualifies you for the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) enabling you to fly drones within the A1 & A2 Sub-Categories of the Open Category under the regulations and provides you with a strong foundation of drone pilot knowledge.

Especially when you consider that our A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) online course is only £99 and our online A2 CofC & GVC combined course is only £379.  Your A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) and GVC certificates are both valid for five years.

To get your A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) you need to complete an A2 CofC Training Course and Theory Exam with a CAA Approved Drone Training school (RAE) like us and then you can take advantage of the opportunities this new qualification offers for Drone Pilots who want to fly small drones.

If you have any questions about the new A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) contact Mike by email on mike@a2certificateof competency.co.uk or telephone direct on 07889 767 398.

GVC Course

The GVC Course is PART 2 of the full course leading to the CAA GVC qualification. You must complete and pass PART 1 of the course which is the A2 Certificate of Competency before you start PART 2 the GVC Course.

The GVC online course is Part 2 and consists of additional online theoretical training and testing.

The Student MUST complete and pass Part 1 which is the A2 Certificate of Competency before enrolling on PART 2  the GVC.

The theoretical part of the online course is completed in the comfort of your own home on the device of your choosing.

As you work through the course you can test your knowledge with our free GVC mock tests.

Once the course is complete you can choose to access the comprehensive 80 question mock test, completing this test gives you the confidence to undertake the online theory test with ease.

Once the students complete PART 2 and pass the online GVC exam then they book and attend a CDT's testing location for their GVC flight test.

Full Course - Combined A2 CofC & GVC

The A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course is PART 1 of the Full Course. The A2CofC course covers theory such as the basic principles of flight, operating in congested areas, how to avoid collision, battery safety, and weather factors.

Once you have completed the practical flight training you will complete a short multiple-choice test with 30 questions.

When you have passed your Theory Exam and proved your flying competence, we'll send you your A2 CofC Certificate.

The A2 CofC CAA qualification is valid for five years before you need to renew it.

The GVC Course is PART 2 of the full course leading to the CAA GVC qualification. You must complete and pass PART 1 of the course which is the A2 CofC before you start PART 2 the GVC Course.

It consists of additional online theoretical training and testing.

The theoretical part of the online course is completed in the comfort of your own home on the device of your choosing.

As you work through the course you can test your knowledge with our free GVC mock tests.

Once the students complete PART 2 and pass the online GVC exam then they book and attend a CDT's testing location for their GVC flight test.

What Drones can you Fly

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  Legacy Drones

If your drone weighs between 250g and 2kg (like a DJI Mavic 2) then getting your A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) will let you fly in residential, commercial, industrial and recreational areas, so long as you stay 50 metres or more away from 'uninvolved people'.

New C2 Class of Drones

At present you cannot purchase a C2 Class drone in the UK.  This can be confusing because the DJI Mavic 3 was approved as a C2 Class drone in Europe in August 2022.  The CAA currently does not recognise or allow C2 class drone in the UK.

GBP299

GVC Online Course

The GVC Course is PART 2 of the full course leading to the CAA GVC qualification. You must complete and pass PART 1 of the course which is the A2 Certificate of Competency before you start PART 2

GBP99

A2 Certificate of Competency Course

The A2 Certificate of Competency (A2CofC) is a new drone qualification that allows you to fly small drones “close to people”.
Under the new regulations, you can operate a drone commercially for the first time without needing to spend thousands of pounds on training and CAA Permissions.

GBP379
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Full Course

The full course is a combined course with the A2 Certificate of Competency (A2 CofC) course is PART 1 of the Full Course. The GVC Course is PART 2 of the full course leading to the CAA GVC qualification.

Fly Now with Our Professional A2 CofC Drone Training

Commercial Drone Training  ( CDT) is one of the most experienced CAA Approved drone training and testing companies in the UK 

A2 COFC Founder MIke Green
Mike Green — Founder & CEO.

Mike Green is a former airline pilot who has had a passion for radio controlled craft all his life.

Mike built his first Tamiya radio controlled (RC) car 34 years ago at the tender age of 10 and has enjoyed flying and building RC boats, fixed wing and multi rotor aircraft until this day.  With a life long passion for aviation and embracing training Mike become an UAS examiner for the CAA 8 years ago and has built a training organisation trusted to train the police, fire services, MOD and many large national companies.

Mike uses his degree and private practice experience in Building Surveying to undertaking aerial building surveys to remain relevant in the training arena and push the many benefits of drone use to the building industry.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Thank you CDT team! The learning was very clear.  I can now fly my DJI Mavic 3 near my home (50m) without having to stay 150m away for the outskirts of the town.  A2 CofC is a game changer for my recreational flying making it more accessible and exciting.

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Kelvin White

After searching for a course provider, I chose CDTs course and I am so glad I did.  It’s a thorough and extensive course and great value for money.  I might go on to use my Mavic Air 2 for work, but at the moment the freedom and piece of mind the A2 CofC has given me is wonderful.

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Zara Allen

Exceptional course. Mike is an amazing teacher.  I completed the online course in 4 hours and Mike did the Zoom exam with me the following day. The best training course I have done in a long time.

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Freddy Jones

Very good course, lots of detail.  CDT stood out by far as leaders in terms of quality, value for money and training.  Mock test questions are similar to the real questions and then the Zoom exam went really well for me.

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Jack Williams

Commercial Drone Training Education Ltd

Suite 21, North Block, Seale Hayne,

Devon, TQ12 6NQ

Tel: 07889 767 398