Training

It is very important that you keep an eye on your permits expiry dates. If you are unsure of the date, or if it has already expired, please dont hesitate to get in touch so we can assist.

 

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Training Map : Training Courses and their Descriptions : Training Dates : Course Costs : Training Renewal Help

 

Training Map:

The recommended training route for new applicants wishing to instruct the use of Air Rifle is to attain a YPST qualification. For those wishing to also instruct with Air Pistol, then obtaining a Club Instructor Air Gun Qualification is recommended. (Highlighed Route on Flow Diagram).

 

Training Courses and their Descriptions:

Pre-Requisite Training Level Discipline Coverage Course Validity Period Description
(See note 1) YPST - Youth Proficiency Scheme Tutor Air 5 Years
This equips candidates to run have-a-go sessions in air rifle shooting (not air pistol - See note 2) both indoor or outdoor in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate. Plus pass on the teaching knowledge to Youth Members
(See note 1) RCO - Range Conducting Officer Air and .22 5 Years
This equips candidates to run .22 rifle shooting sessions and also air rifle shooting sessions in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate
YPST or RCO Club Instructor Air Gun Air 5 Years
Completion of this course will allow the permit holder to teach the advanced techniques of shooting and instructing the use of an air pistol and air rifle in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate
RCO Club Instructor Prone 0.22 5 Years
Completion of this course will allow the permit holder to teach more advanced techniques of shooting and instructing the use of a .22 rifle in the prone position, in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate
YPST or RCO Club Instructor Pistol Air and .22 5 Years
Completion of this course will allow the permit holder to teach more advanced techniques of shooting and instructing the use of an air pistol and Cartridge pistol in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate
YPST or RCO Club Instructor Light Weight Sport Rifle Air and .22 5 Years
Completion of this course will allow the permit holder to teach more advanced techniques of shooting and instructing the use of sporter air rifles and sporter .22 rifles in the standing position (A sporter rifle typically has no ability to adjust to the body and could have a scope or an alternative to diopter). (This course is currently not being run at ASRC - more info to follow)
YPST or RCO Club Instructor 3P Air and .22 5 Years
Completion of this course will allow the permit holder to teach the techniques of shooting and instructing the use of an air rifle and .22 rifle in 3 positions, in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the course material and the governing body in which you operate
Any Club Instructor qualification + 2 years experience ClC - Club Coach Air and .22 5 Years

The Club Coach course deals mainly with coaching methods and communication - This course takes the tuition from an instruction style to a coaching style where the candiate is taught how to taylor the training of shooters to reach a higher level.

The Club Coach qualification + 2 years experience CoC - County Coach Air and .22 5 Years
The course has two main functions; to prepare the candidate for coaching from county to regional level and to to prepare the candidate to develop the skills and deliver the training Course

Note 1 - As a prerequisite and to maintain the qualification of a YPST or RCO, you must be of sufficiently good health, as not to cause a hazard on a range. The standard we would apply is the same that would be required by DVLA in order to obtain and maintain a UK Driving Licence. It is your own responsibility to insure that you meet this standard and we would recommend that you seek guidance from the Club if you are in any doubt; advice and guidance is provided on a case by case basis.

Note 2 - The YPST course is the minimum that the Scout Association will accept, for an instructor to be in charge of a range, whilst air operated firearms are in use. This includes air rifles and pistols, however to run a range whilst pistols are in use; the instructor must be able to demonstrate that they have competent in their use and control. The standard YPST course does not provide this. The candidate would need to demonstrate a relevant qualification or significant prior experience in the use of pistols. This will be assessed on a case by case basis. If this level of experience is not evident and the instructor wishes to use pistols then it is advised that the Club Instructor Air Gun or Club Instructor Pistol course is attained.

 

Training Dates:

As more training is organised, it will be listed here.

Course Scheduled Date Location Application Form
YPST 26th and 27th January 2019 Combe Down - Bath Please email Alice

If you wish to attend a course that isnt listed above, please contact the Training Secretary to log your request.

If you wish to register your Interest in any course, please fill out the online form and someone from the Training Secretary will be in touch

 

Course Costs:
Course Adults within scouting from Avon Adults within scouting outside of Avon Adults not involved with scouting
YPS £85 £95 £115
RCO £55 £70 £80

CI

£80 £110 £170
CC £100 £120 £180
SSO (Shotgun Safety Officer - Ran by BASC) £135 £135 £135

 

Training Renewal Help:
Qualifications Held Qualification to Expire Action
YPST YPST

Provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences) and send a cheque to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence, then attendance to one day of the two day course will be required to renew the qualification. (Correct on 11/07/2018 - the fee was £15 and it should be sent with the range log to: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NP)

RCO RCO
Apply Directly to the NSRA for a renewal. You will be issued with a pack that need to be signed by your shooting clubs, Club Secretary. As long as you are able to provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences), then it will be signed and sent back to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course. (Correct on 11/07/2018 - the fee was £15 and it should be sent with the range log to: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NP)
RCO, YPST YPST
RCO outranks YPST, so providing your RCO is still in date, you do not need to re-apply for your YPST. If you do not wish to renew your RCO when the time comes, you will need to renew your YPST if you wish to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
RCO, YPST RCO
Apply Directly to the NSRA for a renewal. You will be issued with a pack that need to be signed by your shooting clubs, Club Secretary. As long as you are able to provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences), then it will be signed and sent back to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course. If you do not wish to renew your RCO, you will need to maintain your YPS qualification to be permitted to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
RCO, YPST, CI (any of them) RCO
Apply Directly to the NSRA for a renewal. You will be issued with a pack that need to be signed by your shooting clubs, Club Secretary. As long as you are able to provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences), then it will be signed and sent back to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course. If you do not wish to renew your RCO, you will need to maintain your YPS qualification to be permitted to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
RCO, YPST, CI (any of them) YPST
RCO outranks YPST, so providing your RCO is still in date, you do not need to re-apply for your YPST. If you do not wish to renew your RCO when the time comes, you will need to renew your YPST if you wish to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
RCO, YPST, CI (any of them) CI
All Club Instructor courses will need to be renewed individually, around the times in which they expire. renewing one will not renew all of them You would need to write a letter to the NSRA detailing the regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences). The club will be asked to confirm the individuals role and providing a positive response is supplied back to the NSRA, the qualification will be renewed. If you are unable to provide the necessary evidence, you will need to resit the course. (Correct on 11/07/2018 - the fee is £35 and it should be sent with the range log to: Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, GU24 0NP)
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC RCO
Apply Directly to the NSRA for a renewal. You will be issued with a pack that need to be signed by your shooting clubs, Club Secretary. As long as you are able to provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences), then it will be signed and sent back to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course. If you do not wish to renew your RCO, you will need to maintain your YPS qualification to be permitted to continue to instruct shooting or run a range.
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC YPST
RCO outranks YPST, so providing your RCO is still in date, you do not need to re-apply for your YPST. If you do not wish to renew your RCO when the time comes, you will need to renew your YPST if you wish to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC CI
The Club Coach qualification outranks the other qualifications, therefore there is no need to re-new any lower qualifications when they exprire
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC ClC
You would need to write a letter to the NSRA detailing the regular use of the qualification (range/training/coaching log and experiences). The club will be asked to confirm the individuals role and providing a positive response is supplied back to the NSRA, the qualification will be renewed. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC,CoC RCO
>Apply Directly to the NSRA for a renewal. You will be issued with a pack that need to be signed by your shooting clubs, Club Secretary. As long as you are able to provide evidence of regular use of the qualification (range log and experiences), then it will be signed and sent back to the NSRA. If you are unable to provide the evidence then you must resit the course. If you do not wish to renew your RCO, you will need to maintain your YPS qualification to be permitted to continue to instruct shooting or run a range.
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC,CoC YPST
RCO outranks YPST, so providing your RCO is still in date, you do not need to re-apply for your YPST. If you do not wish to renew your RCO when the time comes, you will need to renew your YPST if you wish to continue to instruct shooting or run a range
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC,CoC CI
The County Coach qualification outranks the other qualifications, therefore there is no need to re-new any lower qualifications when they exprire
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC,CoC ClC
The County Coach qualification outranks the other qualifications, therefore there is no need to re-new any lower qualifications when they exprire
YPST, RCO, CI, ClC,CoC CoC
You would need to write a letter to the NSRA detailing the regular use of the qualification (range/training/coaching log and experiences). The club will be asked to confirm the individuals role and providing a positive response is supplied back to the NSRA, the qualification will be renewed. If you are unable to provide the necessary evidence, then you must resit the course

NSRA Qualification Renewal costs can be found here


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