NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme (YPST) Tutor’s Diploma

This qualification is suitable for those who wish to supervise air gun shooting by Scouts.

Typically, Hampshire runs several of these courses each year.

Next courses:

YPS(T) course – 05-06 November 2022 @ Whitchurch nr Andover
Nov 5 – Nov 6 all-day
YPS(T) course - 05-06 November 2022 @ Whitchurch nr Andover | Church Crookham | England | United Kingdom

Youth Proficiency Scheme (YPS) Tutor Courses – supervision of air-rifle target shooting

Dates set as Saturday/Sunday 05/06 November

Hampshire Scouts Rifle Club is organising this National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA) Youth Proficiency Scheme (YPS) Tutor’s Diploma course – the basic qualification required for the supervision of target shooting with air rifles as a Scouting Activity.

12 places will be available on this popular weekend 9-5 courses (booked on a first come first served basis – confirmed on receipt of payment) with provisional dates for this course being  05/06 November in Whitchurch nr Andover.

Cost is £90 per head for Scouters and £120 for other youth based, ‘charity’ registered, activity groups (In each case this includes a £45 non-refundable deposit if attendee withdraws).  The course covers everything needed to equip candidates to run Scouting/Youth ‘have-a-go’ sessions in air rifle shooting and support young people shooting over a longer period.  Refreshments are provided and accommodation / camping locally can be arranged.

Attending candidates must be 18 years+.

All enquiries to Dougal_DLM@yahoo.co.uk  HSRC will also be offering other shooting qualification courses this year so please again contact Douglas Millard for information and to express interest.


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  • The NSRA Licence that accompanies the YPS Tutor’s Diploma is valid for five years. It may be renewed if you have been regularly using the qualification  so keeping a record or logbook is very important. The minimum level of use is 25 separate occasions over the 5-year period with at least 5 in the 12 months prior to renewal.
    Applications for renewal must be made to the NSRA before your Licence expires.
    Write, quoting your Licence number and enclosing your logbook and a cheque for £15.00, payable to “NSRA”, to:
    NSRA, Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, WOKING Surrey, GU24 0NP.
    If you want your logbook back, ask for it; otherwise it may be retained.
    (Do remember to update your postal address, ‘phone number and email address if any have changed).