A2 CofC Full Online Course

Only £59

Understand the changes to an A2 CofC

The A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency)  allows the Remote Pilot who holds it, to reduce or remove some of the new Drone restrictions that will affect all remote pilots. It allows for more flexibility on how and where you can fly, whether this is done for commercial work or recreational purposes. 

The new UAS legislation came into effect on the 31st of December 2020 and with this brought range of drone pilot qualifications that allow drones of different sizes to be used in a range of different environments.  

 

Do I need to do this?  

The minimum that a remote pilot is required to do under the UAS regulations can vary but for most it is required that a remote pilot completes the DMARES (Drone and Model Aircraft registration and Education Scheme) further Information on this can be found HERE on the Civil Aviation Authority register drones website. 

 

We also have a FREE! Online drone course that you can sign up for that goes into more detail on the operational side (Flying and planning)  

 

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If you don’t take further training through the A2 CofC or even the GVC (General “VLOS” Certificate) if you plan to fly larger drones or model aircraft, you will find that it may be hard to find a location that meets the regulations to be able to fly.  

The Course

Our CAA Approved A2 CofC course is a great way to get the certification needed to operate your drones legally and also be able to fly in locations that wouldn’t be possible by just completing the DMARES.  

You will study 3 modules on this course; Meteorology, UAS Flight Performance and UAS Flight Operations and when you are ready to take your exam, simply let us know and we can arrange an appointment for your exam.  

This course is 100% online, with tutors available during office hours to answer any questions you may have. 

  • Free exam retakes  

  • No flight test or operations manual needed  

  • You'll receive your certificate via email  

The A2 CofC is valid for 5 years from completion meaning that at £59 its only going to cost you around £11.80 per year to open up more possibilities with an appropriate drone with the only additional cost to you being insurance if you plan to use the drone for commercial purposes.  

Free 10 question A2 CofC mock test - get a general feel of how the exam is set out. 

Still not sure?

 

We are firm believers in making sure you know what your signing yourself up to before committing so we have wrote a selection of blogs that cover key areas that both a new drone pilot or experienced pilot will want to be familiar with to ensure you choose the right course and understand what amazing benefits it will bring to your flying. 

Understand the changes to a A2 CofC

Transitional Period (December 31st 2020 - December 31st 2022) - From the 31st December 2020 an A2 CofC allows you to:

  • Fly your drone in the A2 (Open) subcategory (drones up to 2kg) and the A1 subcategory (drones up to 500g)

  • Fly without the usual 150m separation distance from congested areas used by people, (congested area definition is an area used for residential, recreational, industrial and commercial purposes).

  • Fly your sub-2kg drone to within 50m of uninvolved people (A2 subcategory)

  • Fly your sub-500g drone with no restrictions on proximity to uninvolved people, but not directly overhead, (A2 subcategory) 

Continuing Period (December 31st 2022 onwards) - From the 31st of December 2020 an A2 CofC allows you to:

  • Fly your drone in the A2 (open) subcategory (with an appropriate class drone up to 4kg) and the A1 subcategory (with an appropriate C-class drone up to 900g) 

  • Fly without the usual 150m separation distance from places used by people (congested area definition is an area used for residential, recreational, industrial and commercial purposes).

  • Fly your sub-4 kg C-class drone to within 30m of uninvolved people (reduced to 5m when in slow speed mode) (A2 subcategory)

  • Fly your sub-900g C-class drone with no restrictions on proximity to uninvolved people (but not directly overhead) (A1 subcategory)

This now gives the remote pilot freedom to operate a drone commercially, without any special CAA permissions from the 31st December 2020 BUT still requires insurance compliant with EC-785 2004.   

A2 CofC Reviews

5 Stars 

Stephen 

Waugh

An excellent company with good and full coverage material for the course work and will recommend them to all.

April 2021

5 Stars 

Ricky 

Stanton

Infratec are an amazing company to deal with. Lee answers any questions I had very quickly. Honestly cant recommend them enough. The course itself was the cheapest around and the content was very informative

April 2021

5 Stars 

Richard

Green

The course notes and online learning were very well presented and Lee was always willing to answer any questions. Although I have been flying Fixed Wing and Multi-rotor "Drones", both with and without cameras, for many years I still learnt quite a lot from taking the course. Even though I do not intend doing any commercial work the A2 CofC certificate does open more opportunities to fly legally during the transition period. Provided that you have read and understood the coursework the final exam should not present any problems. I would recommend INFRATEC Drones to anybody wanting to obtain the A2 CofC.

April 2021

5 Stars 

Damian

Bowker

Friendly staff, a well designed course and a super smooth experience overall. I'd happily recommend INFRATEC to anyone looking to gain professional drone qualifications.

April 2021

5 Stars 

Gordon

Speirs

The course is well set out which makes it easy to navigate through. It is written in plain English which makes it easy to read and retain. The exam is no where near as stressful as I thought it would be and is well laid out and easy to understand. On the day of the exam you get a zoom meeting with Lee who talks you through what will happen in the exam and then marks you as you work so you know straight away whether you have passed or failed. For the £59.00 it is by the cheapest of the A2 CofC courses and exams that I could find on the internet. I would highly recommend this corse.

April 2021

4 Stars 

Colin 

Samuel

The A2 C of C. Registration was straight forward and course content was interesting and relevant with mix of written & Video content. However, i felt there wasn`t enough video content included. Mock questions throughout were helpful and the course was easy to navigate. The exam comprised of 30 multiple choice question. The exam invigilator and point of contact was Lee Bullock. He was very helpful during the whole process and helped put me at ease before the exam. Passed first time. I would recommend this course to others.

April 2021

5 Stars 

Phil

Woodvine

Extremely helpful, very approachable. Excellent course detail and exam conditions

April 2021

5 Stars 

Paul

Whiteman

Passed 1st time Lee puts you at ease the course is set out well credit to Infratec would highly recommend the A2 COFC course .

April 2021

5 Stars 

Redwan

B

Thank you Mr.Lee, it was an outstanding journey in getting this A2 CofC. Superb support and the process is fairly quick. Will definitely recommend within my circle.

March 2021

5 Stars 

Andrew

Field

I am Happy to say I passed the A2cofc course today, The course was well laid out and easy to follow, and the test was presented By Lee who was helpful and supportive throughout the process I would definitely recommend INFRATEC.

March 2021

5 Stars 

Milan

Nayee

Very impressed with the personal touch provided by Lee @ INFRATEC - highly recommended for sure! Passed my course with flying colours! :)

March 2021

5 Stars 

Phil

Picking

Lee Thanks for your help and support, a well laid out course easy enough to understand

March 2021

5 Stars 

Andrew

Scottow

I found them to be very freindly and helpful made things easy for me

March 2021

5 Stars 

Dariusz

Bachorski

Just pass test. Everything was in top class. In my oipnion best place to buy drone and to have tests and exams!!!

March 2021

5 Stars 

Abdul

Majeed

The examiner was kind and respectful I would recommend him to anyone else

March 2021

5 Stars 

Mark

Asquith

Excellent and friendly comms - great quality pre-reading supplied which covered the exam very thoroughly - highly recommended.

March 2021

5 Stars 

Rob

Silveri

Had a great experience, Lee was helpful, knowledgeable and put me at ease. Even put together a mock exam for me to ease my nerves ! Now looking for a training job with the company I enjoyed it that much. Thanks Lee !

March 2021

5 Stars 

Adrian

McGowan

I went for the A2 C of C Course and the level of support I received was second to none. All the tutorials are done online and can also be done at the comfort of your own home and at a pace that is suitable to yourself. After completing the tutorials you can download valuable revision documents in order to prepare yourself for the exam. The exam itself is also done online via a Zoom call, 30 question - multiple choice answer exam. Your given 75 minutes to complete exam which is very very generous as I was able to complete and review my answers and submit exam within 25 minutes. Passed exam and was issued with my Certificate immediately via email. All for an amazing price from beginning to end. I would definitely recommend Infratec Drones to anyone thinking of doing the course.

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Alex

Campbell

The course was put together great. Simple to follow and straight to the point. Communications were 1st class and the test was relaxed matter. Anyone looking for a company connected with drone, this is your place.

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Raid 

Ali

Amazing course Lee is a great teacher Highly recommend this course

Feb 2021

Paul

Martin

After looking around for an A2 CofC, I settled with Infratec mainly due to how professional they looked and at a reasonable price. Signup was very easy and straightforward, the enrolment in the pre course was seamless and the pre course reading material were interesting and relevant. The self-paced modules are great with a mix of written and video content.

 

The exam process was smooth with Lee setting me at ease and setting expectation, make sure you have Zoom installed. Don’t let the price put you off, Lee’s ethos is making it affordable to all, thus increasing a safer community.

 

Overall A+ a very satisfied customer

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Alan 

Attwood

Comprehensive information given. Covering every aspect of flying and drone responsibility. Exam is multiple choice and straightforward. More confident than ever. Worth doing.

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Martin

Shaw

Great, easy to follow course with support always readily on hand if needed. Prior to the course, the various qualifications, temporary transition regulations, and categories seemed very confusing - by the end of the course you will understand it. Provided you have an interest in things that fly, this is neither difficult or overly demanding. If you don't have an interest, you probably shouldn't be flying anything anyway! Most enjoyable and will literally take my existing photography business to another level!

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Quentyn

Taylor

After looking around for an A2 certificate of competency course, I settled on the one offered by Infratec mainly due to how professional they looked. Signup was very easy and straightforward, the enrollment in the pre course was seamless and the material both interesting and relevant. The self paced modules were great with a mix of written and video content. The exam process was smooth with Lee setting me at ease and invigilating the exam. Overall A+ a very satisfied customer

Feb 2021

5 Stars 

Oliver

Clothier 

I picked INFRATEC due to a friends recommendation and I found the online studying very useful especially the practice exams as you go . Lee made me feel comfortable and non stressful during the exam and we talked thro any small errors after the exam to make sure I understood everything. I would highly recommend INFRATEC drones to anyone studying there A2 COC and beyond. Thanks again

Jan 2021

5 Stars 

5 Stars 

Simon

Vacher

I’ve been flying drones now for a number of years commercially under the PfCO but last year let my PfCO lapsed as I didn’t use it as regularly as I had liked. When the new CAA regulations came into effect on Jan 1st this year, I decided it was time to go back into commercial flying under the A2 category. Lee at INFRATEC Drones was incredibly helpful in offering friendly and professional advice on the new regulations and what would fit my purpose. I will be certainly returning to his company should I need further training or equipment.

Jan 2021

5 Stars 

John

A2 CofC Online was excellent. I managed to pass at my own pace and found everyone at INFRATEC to be helpful. The online content flows well and I am extremely happy I chose INFRATEC to complete my A2 CofC course. I highly Recommend!

Nov 2020