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Game shooter certificate
This certificate is designed for those people who have recently taken up game shooting or is seeking further advice and guidance.
The two-day course will provide an insight into, and a wider understanding of, game shooting to help improve success and ability in the field.
What is covered
- Firearms law and shotgun shooting
- Before the day, on the day, end of the day
- Taking the shot
- Quarry and the law
- Game shooting
The second day will focus on assessments:
- A written paper with 50 multiple-choice questions, followed by a practical assessment.
The assessment covers:
- Safe shot assessment, covering safety in the field and shooting clay targets
- Range judging exercise
BASC members: £195
If you are bringing your own shotgun, it must be suitable for game shooting. Cartridges should be factory produced (no home-loaded cartridges) and a standard steel shot game load. Shotguns will be provided for those who do not own one.
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness, BASC will aim to notify candidates of cancellation as soon as possible before the advertised start date.
We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book be refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses candidates incur.
If for any reason you cancel your place on the course, the following scale of charges may apply:
|Reallocation to another course|
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date)
|Second reallocation to another course|
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date AND only in exceptional circumstances)
|Cancellation more than eight weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than eight weeks but more than four weeks before the course start date|
|Cancellation less than four weeks before the course start date|