Please see detail below for our rifle training course – for people who do not currently hold a Firearms Certificate but are looking to gain one.

Rifle Training Course


MODULE 1      Safety and Intro to Target Shooting, including Safe Handling and Range Safety Regulations; .22 Gallery Rifle shoot at 25 yds or 5.56/308 shoot at 100 yds.

MODULE 2      Marksmanship Principles; MOA, intro to sighting systems; basic firearm cleaning and maintenance; Full bore shoot at 100 yds.

MODULE 3      Full-bore shooting at 100 yds and zeroing to 300/600/1000 yds with Iron sight (TR and Historic) and scoped rifles (bolt action and straight pull); basic positional techniques.

MODULE 4      Target marking/butts duties; Range booking procedure.

MODULE 5      Gallery Rifle, revision and assessments for Shooter Certification Cards (SCCs). Competitive shooting events; specialist “Introduction To…” courses and Club/Association leads.


Course Summary & Costs

The course is aimed to provide a comprehensive introduction to shooting which will include safety and range shooting.   Our Training Course will be held over 4 dates which will generally span over a 3 month period.


Module 1                     1 Day               09:30-15:00                 £95.00

Module 2                     1 Day               09:30-15:00                 £95.00

Module 3                     1 Day               09:30-15:00                 £95.00

Modules 4 & 5            1 Day               09:30-15:00                 £95.00

Costs include all tuition, targetry, ammunition, rifle hire and ancillary equipment and refreshments. (Lunch is not included in the course fees, but food is available on site as you may be aware).


The Module fee is required in advance of the Module Date booked. You may also pay for the full course upfront when booking your course dates (Total £380) if you preferred.

We shall be able to refund the Module fee if you give us a minimum of 5 working days’ notice by e-mail.  Please use for all communications regarding the Rifle Range.  We shall not be able to offer a refund of the Module Fee if you do not attend on the day, or if you provided less than 5 days written (e-mail) notice of cancellation.

On completion of all 5 modules (and “passing” the assessment), you shall receive an NRA Shooter Certification Card.

General Information

To meet Home Office Guidance, new Firearms Certificate applicants must have been a member of a Home Office approved club for a minimum of 3 months and be “sponsored” by a Full member of that club.  We therefore enclose a “Prospective” member application form for you to complete and return to us if you are interested in undertaking our training course and applying for your firearms certificate.  Please note that we are obligated to notify Cambridgeshire Firearms Department of any applications for membership of our Rifle Range Club.  The Firearms Department may contact us if they intend to reject a membership application. We shall notify the Prospective Member if this occurs, although the Firearms Department will not explain the reasons for rejection to us.  Should you wish to query this, you would need to liaise directly with the Firearms Department.


We shall be running the Modules over the coming months on various Saturday’s and Sunday’s and a list of dates shall be published shortly.  Once we receive your “Prospective Membership” application form, we shall contact you to book dates which are convenient for you.

Please note that you must “pass” Module 1 and Module 2 before moving on to Module 3.  Once you have completed and passed Module 3, you can then complete the final day (Module 4 & Module 5).  Please also note that the instructor will assess you on each Module before clearing you to commence the next one.  Should the instructor not pass you off on a particular Module as competent, they may request you re-take the Module, but will explain why.  Should you be required to re-take a Module, this will incur an additional charge of £95 for that Module.


On successful application as a Prospective Member, and on the start of the Training Course (Module 1), we shall enrol you as a “Probationary Member”.  As a Probationary Member, you shall be able to use the Range in between training module days, but only when accompanied by another Full member, RCO or Instructor, and only on a one to one basis.    You shall need to pre-book your lane on the Range.  You are expected to undertake additional range time as part of your course as extra shooting time will be of benefit to you.  As a Probationary Member undertaking the Training Course, we shall discount our lane fees from £20/hour to £10/hour during your Probationary Period.  Ammunition used shall be charged on the day.

On satisfactory completion of the training course and at the time of your firearms application, you are required to take out Full membership of our Rifle Range for us to issue with your letter of recommendation (to apply for your firearms certificate).


If for some reason you do not take out a full member of the range, we will not issue you with your letter of recommendation. Your letter of recommendation is valid for 12 months. You may continue to be a Probationary Member with us for a period of 6 months from your course completion date (Mod 4/5).


The annual membership fee allows you to use the range whenever it is open, and there are no lane fees once you are a “Full” member.  It is however, recommended that you continue to book your lane on the range to ensure availability.  Please remember, to maintain your Firearms Certificate, you must be attending approved Rifle Club’s.  Clubs are required to notify the Firearms Department of any member not attending in a 12 month period.


Full membership is normally charged at £300 per year and runs for a 12 month period from the date of joining.  The Full membership is discounted for you to £250 for the first year, as you have undertaken the course.  A membership card shall be issued on successful application as a Full member and you will need to provide us with one passport sized photo.


What to do next

If you are interested in attending the training course, please complete our “Prospective Member” application form and return it to us.  We shall then be in touch.

We hope the information provided is adequate, but should you have any additional questions at this stage please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01353 648004 or

Please click the link to our application form below to download & return to us;

Prospective Member Application Form