Training & Courses

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The NRA offers a multitude of training courses including Probationary Member Training, Discipline specific Skills Development, Range Officer Qualifications and a collection of specialised courses

In addition the NRA supports a range of shooting Disciplines, each with an appointed representative charged with being the NRA ambassador for that type of shooting. To contact a discipline rep please click here


To become a full member of the NRA you are required to complete our Probationary Membership Course if you are either new to shooting and are not a member of a Home Office Approved Club, or have been out of the Armed forces for more than 5 years. This course is comprises of five separate Modules focusing on knowledge and safety, featuring both theoretical and practical elements 

Skills Development

Skills Development Courses are aimed at new and existing Shooters wishing to gain skills, knowledge and experience in a particular discipline, and those looking to take part in competitive shooting

Range Officer & Club Instructor

Once completed, these courses will provide you with Qualifications including RSO, RCO, MLAGB RO and Club Intructor. If you would like to find out about hosting these courses regionally please contact 


Courses including Black Powder, Handloading and Expedition Defensive Weapons Course