Open Category A2 Training & Certification

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Drone training course in Ireland

Obtain EASA's drone remote pilot licence completely online. We designed this drone training course for hobby and professional pilots to fly drones in the Open Category A2 in Ireland and any of the EASA member states. In Open Category A2, you can fly drones up to 30m distance of an uninvolved person and down to 5m from an uninvolved person operating in a low-speed mode if the drone has the appropriate Class Identification Marking (currently not available on the open market). We comprehensively cover what you can and can’t do if you fly a “legacy” drone or a drone that does not have a Class identification marking.

During this course, we will cover these subjects:

Meteorology; Unmanned Aircraft System's (UAS) flight performance; Technical and operational mitigations for ground risk.

On the completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Find, read and accurately interpret weather forecasts before undertaking each flight.
  • Understand the basic principles of flight, determine maximum payloads and assess the battery condition when operating their UAS.
  • Safely pilot the UAV in the correct geographical area, avoid uninvolved people and avoid the typical hazards on every flight they make.

To receive your Remote Pilot Competency Course Completion Certificate:

Once you have completed the Open Category A2 Training Course, then you will sit the 30 questions MCQ. Once you achieve 75% or more, then you can attain your Remote Pilot Competency Course Completion Certificate.

To receive your Remote Pilot Certificate Of Competency:

You must also register with the IAA (Register Here) and complete the A1/A3 Theoretical Knowledge examination, and have your IAA Operator Number.

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We believe that quality training is a critical part of drone operations. Our training will benefit you greatly progressing with your knowledge and understanding of safe, efficient and legal drone operations. Our training courses have been built upon a wealth of knowledge and experience that will steer you clear of pitfalls and help you mitigate the risk associated with every aspect of drone operations.

Specific Category Remote Pilot Training Course (STSs)


Avtrain Drone Academy designed this blended learning course for drone pilots who want to operate in controlled air space, or their drone operations have a higher risk.

Introductory Course to Drone Operations


This course is designed for all drone pilots and operators. You will get to meet our Captain Julie Garland. Together with Julie, you will go through an overview of rules and regulations governing drone pilots and operations.

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