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Airgun Instructor

BASC has redeveloped 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


  • £100 BASC members
  • £130 Non BASC Members

Course requirements

To undertake this award you will be expected to have a good knowledge of a variety of airguns, the different types of operating systems and experience in their use.  You must be aged 21 years or over to register for this course.


“Good course, very knowledgeable instructors.”

October 2019

30 Oct 2019 Airgun Instructor Course - Humberside Shooting Ground, Humberside HUMBERSIDE SHOOTING GROUND, Catwick Lane,Brandesburton

March 2020

25 Mar 2020 Airgun Instructor course - BASC Scotland, Trochry BASC Scottish Centre, Trochry,Dunkeld

25 Mar 2020 Airgun Instructors Course - Grange Farm, Peterborough GRANGE FARM LEISURE, WITTERING GRANGE,WANSFORD

May 2020

27 May 2020 Airgun Instructor Course - BASC Central Office, Tutbury, Staffordshire BASC Central England, Unit 6, The Grange Farm,Belmont Road

June 2020

17 Jun 2020 Airgun Instructors Course - DBC Leisure, Lydney, Gloucestershire D B C Leisure, Trowgreen Farm, Trowgreen,St Briavels, Lydney

August 2020

26 Aug 2020 Airgun Instructors Course - Target Sport Centre, Charmouth, Dorset The Tunnel Target Sports Centre, The Tunnel,Charmouth

October 2020

28 Oct 2020 Airgun Instructors Course - Humberside Shooting Ground, East Yorkshire HUMBERSIDE SHOOTING GROUND, Catwick Lane,Brandesburton

Cancellation Policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.

If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-

Charge Non- Members


Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date)



Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date

40% course cost

30% course cost

Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date

75% course cost

60% course cost

Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date

100% course cost

100% course cost


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