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CPSA Academy
Teach and learn with the best...     

Whether you are just starting out or an experienced clay target shooter, the CPSA Academy is here to give you the very best training available in the sport today.

The CPSA Academy is, an exciting national learning programme, dedicated to teaching all practical aspects of the sport.  Our courses are modular, designed for beginners through to advanced shooters.  There are no talent barriers and no age barriers.

You can step onto the CPSA Academy learning ladder at any level that suits you best.  We are the right choice, whether you are 8 or 80.  We offer you flexible tuition and we operate a national network of expertise.  Our course leaders are highly experienced Instructors and Coaches: they are CPSA accredited and that means you will be certain of getting the finest training in the UK - wherever you live and work.

Courses - to find out more please click here or to book upcoming courses please click here


Instructors and Coaches - to find one of our instructors or coaches please click here

Referees - to find one of our referees please click here

 

Book your course today
 

The CPSA Academy is governed and regulated by the CPSA - clay target shooting's national governing body - so our standards are second to none.  The merits we award our students are recognised and respected within our sport.  So if you want to learn the right way, the best way, there is only one way of doing it.

These modules are ideal for participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, where Clay Target Shooting is a Skill for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

These modules are the corner stones of the Syllabus for Edexcel GCSE Qualification – Physical Education where Clay target Shooting is the chosen sport (which will be delivered by an Academy Level 2 Coach)

The CPSA Academy is open to all members and non-members... if you would like to know more about what we can do for you, how we support our members and the excellent membership benefits we offer, contact us on 01483 485 400 or e-mail us for further information.
 

The CPSA Academy looks forward to welcoming you.


WHEN SHOULD I USE THE CPSA ACADEMY?

- When I am thinking about giving Clay Target Shooting a try and want to be sure I’m in the right hands
- When I want to sharpen up the skills I already possess and want to advance
- When I think I’d like to compete at high-level competitions
- When I want to introduce my sport to friends, family and business colleagues
- When I feel I’m a bit rusty, and need a refresher course.


WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THE CPSA ACADEMY PROGRAMME?

YOU WILL LEARN FROM THE BEST
The ACADEMY has been developed by the National Governing Body and is the surest path to getting the most out of shooting.

CONFIDENCE
Being endorsed by the CPSA guarantees professional tuition.

MODULAR COURSES GIVES "OPEN–TO -ALL" LEARNING
Designed to fit in with your life - not ours.

EASY TO START

Browse: The Academy website for instructors and coaches who have registered with the CPSA Academy scheme and who provide instruction using the Shotgun Skills training method.

Register: With a coach of your choice and then you’re on your way.... to find one of our instructors or coaches please click here

At any one time we will have more Coaches or Instructors registered with us than will appear on the website. No profile will appear, however, until a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau), now DBS Disclosure and Barring Service, check has been completed. Once this has been passed successfully, the profile of the coach will appear on our website.

NATIONAL STRENGTH, LOCAL FLEXIBILITY
One exemplary standard of excellence which is easy to access and maintain

VALUE FOR MONEY
What price do you put on doing things right?

RECOGNITION
If your certificate doesn’t carry the CPSA ACADEMY marque, it’s not worth framing

 

SHOTGUN SKILLS

Under the "CPSA Academy™" banner, CPSA Instructors and Coaches will have a convenient modular programme of training with which to progress clients from beginner to proficiency in the discipline of their choice.

The CPSA Shotgun Skills Programme™ comprises of four modules, which are:

Discover Clay target Shooting™ - Module 1
This is the first module of the 'Shotgun Skills Program' including a briefing on safety, for both Clay and Game, personal protection equipment, basic gun handling skills and how to hit a moving target.

Shotgun Skills™ - Module 2
Detailed introduction with a theory session covering safety, gun handling, eye dominance, gun fit, mount, stance and the CPSA Method of hitting a moving target.

Learn about types of Shotguns, Cartridges, Chokes, Proof, Shotguns and the Law, Personal civil liability Insurance and Gun Cleaning.

Advanced Shotgun Skills™ - Module 3  (Level 2 Coach)
Learn to shoot from the "Gun Down" position, to use a variety of methods "Swing Through" "Maintained Lead" "Cut Off" and "Spot" to evaluate and understand appropriate use and execution of these various methods of shooting a target.

This module may take several sessions to progress.

Discipline Proficiency™ - Module 4 (Level 2 Coach)
A progressive and flexible programme to introduce students to all aspects of the chosen discipline from rules to developing skills and techniques to improve scores.

All our qualified Instructors and Coaches will be able to prove suitable and bespoke tuition for you needs.

Students can receive recognition of their achievement so once each module is successfully completed you will award a CPSA produced badge and/or certificate (depending on the module completed).

 

 

I AM A QUALIFIED INSTRUCTOR / COACH AND I WANT TO JOIN THE SCHEME - WHAT WILL IT MEAN TO ME?

The CPSA Academy™ Shotgun Skills Programme™ is designed to help you develop your skills by encouraging clients to take a series of lessons and returning for the next Module in the Shotgun Skills Programme™.

This programme is unique in shotgun training and we are certain your clients will like it, and we are confident that each module they take will leave them wanting to come back for more.

In order to participate, each Instructor or Coach must register to participate in the CPSA Academy™ Programme, in return for which you will receive a teaching pack to successfully deliver the programme.

CPSA qualified Instructors and Coaches are insured through membership of the CPSA. Qualifications through other organisations are not covered by CPSA membership insurance.

CPSA Academy Instructor and Coach qualifications are a nationally recognised standard of training and one that many employers require for both Health & Safety and insurance reasons.

If you are interested in finding out more about registration or particulars of the ACADEMY courses, please contact us today.


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