Training Courses

BSA are proud supporters and long term partners to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

BASC are the UK’s leading organisation who specialise in training, educating and promoting all aspects of shooting. The BASC training and education team actively encourage people at all levels to develop their skills so that they can enjoy their sport across all shooting disciplines. BSA airguns, scopes and ammunition are used at many BASC mobile ranges across the UK, often at game fairs allowing thousands of shooters the opportunity to shoot for the first time or broaden their skills. All attendees receive a high standard of coaching from BASC’s training and education team as well as hopefully enjoying the unrivalled pleasure of hitting the target!

BASC Advanced Airgun Hunter Course

BASC has developed its BASC Advanced Airgun Hunter Course.

The award will improve the training and help improve standards within the sport to help protect and promote airgun shooting for future generations.

The aim of this course is to equip the candidate with the knowledge, understanding, and awareness of airgun hunting techniques. The course comprises of a one day training course for people who already have experience in handling airguns and some experience hunting along with some understanding of knowledge in this area. The course is not designed for novices.

The course covers:-
  • Quarry ID
  • Range Judging
  • Windage and Using the Scope
  • Law incl Permissions etc
  • Field Craft
  • Static Vs Stalking Techniques
  • Reactions to Shot

Airgun Club Safety Officer

This course is designed to equip the candidate with the knowledge and skills required to undertake the task of Safety Officer, knowing the standard expected and being able to set up an airgun range stand safely at a green field or club field site.

On completion of the modules, candidates who meet the required level of skill and knowledge in the assessment will be issued with the BASC Airgun Club Safety Officer certificate. The BASC Airgun Club Safety Officer Award comprises a minimum of one day’s training for people who already have experience in handling airguns and setting up club range events/competitions. Some understanding of Risk Assessment in these areas is required. The course is not designed for novices.

The course covers:-

The BASC Safety Officer role and responsibilities

  • Health and Safety; why and how a risk assessment must be performed
  • Performing a ground inspection on green/brown sites
  • Knowledge of different airguns and ammunition
  • Knowledge of the legal issues
  • Range operation, location, target direction and fall out
  • Written assessment
  • Practical assessment

Airgun Instructor

BASC has developed its Airgun Instructor award.

The award will improve the training and help improve standards within the sport to help protect and promote airgun shooting for future generations.

The aim of this course is to equip the candidate with the knowledge, understanding, and awareness for a basic airgun instructor. The course comprises of a one day training course for people who already have experience in handling airguns and some experience helping, assisting or instructing others along with some understanding of knowledge in this area. The course is not designed for novices.

The course covers:-
  • The Law
  • Safety & Rifle Handling
  • Types of sights
  • Basic Shooting Positions, Techniques & Fault Finding
  • Instructing requirements
  • Guidelines for trainers

FAT Air Rifle

This is a one-day course which will provide the novice or less experienced air rifle shot with a sturdy foundation of knowledge. Safety, law and technique will be dealt with in the classroom before candidates move on to the range for practical instruction covering shooting positions and air rifle technique. There will be plenty of time on the range for shooting both spring and precharged air rifles. You do not need to have your own air rifle; BASC air rifles will be available. You may of course bring your own air rifle; if you do, please also bring your current FAC if it is a FAC rated air rifle.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Aim

This 1½ day course will be theory and practical based ensuring that the practical element is realistic and relevant, aimed at the shooting community. The training is provided by an ex-front line Army medic expert with 12 years real life experience. Being trained by the best will instil you with confidence and provide all the knowledge and skills required to be a successful first aider.

Course structure

The content of the course will cover the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Scene management
  • Fractures
  • Casualty handling
  • Spinal injuries
  • Up-to-date new and improved First Aid equipment familiarisation
  • Ticks, snakes, bees and associated illnesses
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Hypo/Hyperthermia
  • Ballistic Trauma, Severe Bleeding (incl Chainsaw trauma)
  • Management of shock
  • Safety and use of a Defibrillator
  • Gunshot wounds/associated wounds
  • Amputations and crushing injuries
  • Splinting techniques
  • Casualty evacuation
  • Transporting a casualty with spinal conditions
  • Tourniquet usage and application
  • Individual and pair CPR
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Celox familiarisation
  • Stroke
  • Unresponsive casualty
How the course is delivered

This course is theory and practical based over 1½ days and involves teaching the topics and then confirming learning through practical exercise. The total Guided Learning Hours for this course is 6 hours for the Ofqual regulated qualification.  In conjunction with this, we have included additional topics which are bespoke to BASC Members and therefore make this course 1½ days.

Certification

This course is an Ofqual regulated certificated course. Once completed you will be an in date trained first aider for a 3 year period.

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