From the NRA newsletter (16th December 2014)
NEW PROBATIONARY TRAINING PACKAGE
As part of our continued effort to improve the quality of our training, a new Probationary Members' training package is being introduced from January 2015. The new system will provide a more in-depth level of instruction (on and off the range), than the current system.
The main aim is to ensure Probationary Members have a sound knowledge of a variety of firearms, how to use each one safely and effectively, and provide them with more of an opportunity to consider where their future interest in shooting lies.
We will also provide training in range systems and procedures, butt marking and basic firearms maintenance.
The new package will consist of 5 mandatory modules, each of 1 day in length.
The modules will cover a wide spectrum of Full-bore and Gallery Rifle shooting, in addition to lessons on zeroing and sighting systems. The final module will include a written test paper, assessments for Shooter Certification Cards (SCCs) and guidance on where to go next. Probationary members will no longer attend the Shooting Club as part of their training.
On graduation, the new Probationers will be given information about specific disciplines and opportunities to develop further training through the series of ‘Introduction To: Gallery Rifle/Civilian Service Rifle/Target Shotgun’; the seminars run by F Class and Match Rifle, and clubs offering Target Rifle shooting and Sporting Rifle. For those wishing to enter competitions, we will provide guidance about club and NRA competitions.
The cost is considerably less than the current package at £85 for Module 1 (introductory shoot & safe system lessons) and £95 for each of the remaining Modules (total cost £465). As part of our effort to promote our sport to the younger generations, we are offering a 40% discount to all Under 25s taking part in NRA training or competitions. This will bring the Probationary package to £279 for U25s.
The cost includes all range fees, firearms, ammunition and instruction by the professional training team.
Further details will be available on the NRA website shortly, along with the dates for each module.
National Rifle Association of the UK | NRA | Courses | Probationary Members