Shotgun Skills Course

The Shotgun Skills Course is aimed at those wishing to start taking part in clay or game shooting, to acquire a gun, or novices who have recently acquired a shotgun. You do not need to have a shotgun certificate to take this course. 

The course covers personal and range safety, shotgun types and use, cartridges, and chokes. There is also a practical session on the CPSA Method of shooting. The course includes loan guns (if required), ear protection, eye protection, all clays, and cartridges.

The course is open to both members and non-members of the CPSA.  

If you are a non-member, please click here to create a free login in order to book on to the course, or call the CPSA at 01483 485400.


Shotgun Skills Course Modules

Under the CPSA banner, our professional shooting Instructors and Coaches have a comprehensive modular programme of training with which to progress clients from beginner to proficiency.

Module 1 - Discover Clay Target Shooting

Includes a briefing on safety for clay and game shooting, personal protection equipment, basic gun handling skills, and how to hit a moving target.

Module 2 – Shotgun Skills

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 and civil liability insurance, and gun cleaning.


Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.

Modules 1 and 2 are suited to candidates who are learning Clay Target Shooting as their Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme for Bronze, Silver, and Gold.


Enrol now!

To book Shotgun Skills Courses go to our Search A Course page for available courses or contact one of our Instructors or Coaches (marked SGS) for a one-to-one course.

Our qualified Instructors and Coaches will be able to provide suitable and bespoke tuition for your needs.