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Lantra Awards Firearms Training

Lantra Awards skills-based Firearms Awards cater for all levels of firearms experience, from entry level through to advanced. They cover a wide spectrum of topics from preliminary safety shotgun/rifle, pest and fox control, shoot organisation and management, through to health & safety and professional shotgun coaching. The courses are recognised as meeting National Occupational Standards (NOS) within the land-based skills sector. All candidates must comply with Section 21 of the Firearms Act and not be prohibited to handle a firearm.

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Level 1

Level 2 Other

Level 1:

Very little or no previous knowledge or experience is expected of candidates. Candidates may progress to target or live quarry forms of shooting, either recreationally or linked to a basic work role requirement.

Age requirements

The minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Content

At the end of the course, each candidate will have been given the information enabling them to:

Course Duration

1 day: split equally between the classroom and the shooting ground

Level 1:

The aim of this Level 1 assessment is to complete the training and ensure successful candidates have the understanding and ability to operate and use equipment as appropriate within a competent operating environment, in a manner that promotes and maintains the highest standards of safety. It should be impressed on candidates that only experience and practice will enable them to manage a firearm and operate safely in a range of recreational and working situations and avoid undue risks.

Age requirements

The minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Content

At the end of the course, each candidate will have been given the information enabling them to an:

Course Duration

1 day: split equally between the classroom and the firing range.

Level 2:

This 2 day Lantra Awards Firearms courses require candidates to have some experience of wildlife management and firearms awareness. Shoot management, pest control and farming interests are likely to be represented. The minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Course format

1 instructor/assessor: 12 candidates max.

Course content

Level 2:

  • Fox Control (Centre Fire Rifle)

This 2 day Lantra Awards Firearms courses require candidates to have some experience of wildlife management and firearms awareness. Shoot management, pest control and farming interests are likely to be represented.

Who the course is for?

Candidates should have the understanding and ability to operate and use appropriate equipment within a suitable working environment, in a manner which promotes and maintains the highest standards of operational safety. It should be impressed on candidates that only experience and practice will enable them to manage a firearm and operate safely in a range of wildlife management situations and avoid undue risks.

Am I eligible?

The minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Rifle: safe handling and use
  • Firearms legislation (sporting rifle)
  • Set-up, ballistics and maintenance
  • Fox behaviour and life history
  • Fox control – planning and application
  • Principles of marksmanship
  • Use of vehicle
  • Health and safety planning – applied risk assessment
  • Activity records and recording procedures
  • Assessing land for rifle use
  • Night shooting assessment
  • Practical range assessment

Level 2:

A Level 2 Award offering Sporting Shotgun Field Safety & Practice. The course is designed to consolidate and progress existing sporting shotgun field shooting skills. Candidates may progress on to enhanced target or live quarry forms of shooting, either recreationally or linked to a work role requirement.

Am I eligible for this course?

Previous knowledge or experience is expected of candidates and the minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Course content

Level 2:

Who the course is for?

This is a Level 2 course and previous knowledge or experience is expected of candidates. The course is designed to consolidate and progress existing shotgun and field shooting competence as these apply to the loading and assisting role. Candidates may progress on to engagement as loaders and assistants in formal game shooting, either recreationally or linked to a work role requirement.

Am I eligible?

The minimum age to enroll on this course is 16.

Course content

 

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