NSRA Club Instructor Airgun Course

A more advanced qualification suitable for those who wish to supervise air rifle and air pistol shooting by Scouts.

Next Course Dates

Club Instructor Airgun Course
Nov 16 – Nov 17 all-day
Club Instructor Airgun Course

NSRA SW Region Training

Club Instructor Airgun Course

Course Details and Booking Form

Date:     Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019

Start Time:          09:00 for 09:15               Finish Time:       17:15 both days

Venue: Bournemouth Small Bore Rifle & Pistol Club, Chapel Gate Sports complex adjacent to Bournemouth International Airport, BH23 6BL

Cost: £90 Scouts mem no and group/district, £100 shooting clubs, £110 commercial

The course fee includes an NSRA course handbook, DBS check (if needed) and certificate (valid for 5 years).

Notes: Applications for places will be accepted with payment only.

Tea and coffee will be supplied but bring your own food, no accommodation.

Outline: The course is to give students the ability to provide instruction in the disciplines of Air Rifle and Air Pistol at club level. The course is suited to those with experience as a shooter, instructor or coach. Course tutors Chrissy Monksummers, Gary Pidgeon, Craig Powis.

To be certificated on successful completion of the course students must be individual members of the NSRA or current members of the Scout Association, and also have completed an RCO qualification or hold a valid YPST qualification. Those who are not members of either Scouting and/or the NSRA, or do not hold a current RCO (or YPST) qualification may complete the course and received a “Basic Techniques Certificate” which may subsequently be upgraded as and when the necessary membership / RCO (YPST) qualification is in place.

Students are required to bring their own rifles/pistols .177 air only, air (some will be available), ammunition and related equipment to the course, it is for the student to ensure the equipment and its transportation meets legal requirements.

Questions / Queries / “Special Requirements”

If you have any queries or special requirements please contact Chrissy Monksummers – NSRA SW Region Head Coach (Coach Education) 01747 822202, mob 07799 834747, email chrissy.monksummers@sky.com

Please complete lower half and return with payment to secure place, cheque payable to Chrissy Monksummers by 2nd November 2019. Bacs to First Direct Bank sort code 40-47-78 Account number – 20452904

Course form – CI Airgun Nov 2019


This is a techniques course in air rifle and air pistol shooting. It covers air rifle shooting in the standing position and deliberate (precision) air pistol shooting. It is especially recommended to holders of an NSRA YPS Tutor’s Diploma in either Air Rifle or Air Pistol who wish to add the other discipline and also to those who wish to progress their knowledge of shooting techniques to the next level.

The course fee includes an NSRA course handbook and certification (valid for 5 years).

Essential Precursors

To register for this course you must:
1. Hold or be planning soon to obtain one of the following qualifications: NSRA YPS Tutor’s Diploma, NSRA RCO or NRA RCO.
NSRA RCO (Airgun) assessment of experienced club shooters can be carried out during the course by prior arrangement.
2. either be a Life or Annual member of the NSRA or hold a current adult appointment in The Scout Association.

Ongoing Requirements

You must ensure that your underpinning Range qualification remains valid (NRA RCO, NSRA RCO or for “Airgun only” Roles, NSRA YPST) for your Club Instructor Licence to be valid.


Club Instructor renewal requires evidence of continuing satisfactory performance of the relevant role. This is normally provided by a letter from the secretary of your NSRA-affiliated shooting club. Again, it is important to apply for renewal before your existing licence expires. It will be helpful to send the club secretary your logbook or a copy of it. Your club secretary should then write to the NSRA quoting your Licence numbers (both CI & RCO/YPST) and enclosing a cheque for £30.00, payable to “NSRA”, to: NSRA, Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, WOKING Surrey, GU24 0NP.
(Do remember to provide/update your postal address, ‘phone number and email address for NSRA records).