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Whether you are just starting out, or an experienced shooter, the CPSA has created a suite of courses to offer the best training available in the sport today. Click on each of the different course types below to find out more information about that course and its next available dates. 

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  • Shotgun Skills 1 & 2

    Overview

    The modular ‘Shotgun Skills’ course will teach you the skills, knowledge and understanding so that you can use the shotgun confidently and most importantly safely. If you're not a member or don't have an account with our website yet please click on 'Create an account' to register during your booking.

    Aim

    A Competency Course for clay and game shooters, members and non-members.

    Prerequisites

    None

  • Referee Training Course

    Overview

    Available in each of the four domestic disciplines of English Sporting, English Skeet, Down the Line and Automatic Ball Trap, these one-day courses will equip you with the general and discipline specific rules to enable you to referee regularly at registered competitions or national championships and, with it, the assurance that what you are calling is correct. This is also an excellent course for the competitor who doesn't necessarily want to referee, but does want to ensure that they know the rules when they compete.

    Aim

    To successfully qualify as a CPSA referee. If successful the candidate will have the necessary knowledge to referee at CPSA registered events. They will also be awarded a certificate and both a cloth and metal badge.

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must be CPSA members and a minimum of 18 years of age. Please contact richard@cpsa.co.uk for details of the disciplines on the following courses:

  • Safety Officers Course

    Overview

    The Safety Office Course is a one-day course which provides the basis for running a safe and successful shooting ground and looks at safe gun handling, layout management, risk assessments etc. An obvious choice for ground owners and a prerequisite to Club Affiliation, it also appeals to the shooter and is the first step to higher qualifications.

    Aim

    To qualify the attendees to act as a Range Safety Officer at CPSA Affiliated Club level

    Prerequisites

    Candidates must be CPSA members and a minimum of 18 years of age.

  • Level 1 - Instructor Training Course

    Overview

    This course will teach you how to check eye dominance and gun fit, show you how to teach the CPSA Method and how to recognise shooting errors and correct them. The course lasts for four days and consists of classroom time, off-and on-range workshops and a final day of assessments. It covers crossing, rising and dropping targets and equips instructors with the knowledge to tackle a huge variety of targets. For the Level 1 Instructor Training Course, the criteria for qualification is that the candidate can get a novice to hit a moving target safely using the CPSA Method.

    Aim

    To provide the candidate with the required knowledge, procedures and skills, and to assess their ability, to safely teach beginners how to shoot using the CPSA Method.

    Prerequisites

    Minimum of 2 years shooting experience; Have attended an Instructor Development Workshop within the previous 2 years; Have qualified as a Safety Officer within the previous 5 years; Must hold a shotgun certificate