RCO Course (2-day)
Start Date:

Saturday 24 August


NRA Member £192.00, U25 £114.00 / Non-NRA Member £217.00, U25 £130.00
Bookings Open:
Monday 13 November 2023 at 08:30
Entry Deadline:
Sunday 18 August 2024 at 23:30
National Shooting Centre, Bisley

Contact Information:

For more information, please contact kelly.king@nra.org.uk

Picture of RCO Course (2-day)


The two-day NRA Range Conducting Officer course is intended for suitable club members to gain the qualification necessary to allow them to sign for and run a Ministry of Defence (MoD) range.


The course is designed to provide essential information, test the knowledge and assess the range skills of applicants, including:

  •          Ensuring full compliance with, and the implementation of, proper safety procedures at all times.
  •          The adoption of correct procedures on DIO facilities and the furtherance of good relations with the military authorities.
  •          Maintaining control of and taking responsibility for shooting practices.
  •          The development of common standards for range conduct and discipline


This is a two-day course, each day from 0830 - 1630, with a mixture of classroom and on-range practical exercises.

Joining instructions with info on timings and location will be sent out around 2 weeks before the course date. 



It is a requirement that each student pre-reads the Range Conducting Officers Handbook before attending the course, found by clicking here.  A hard copy of the manual will be issued on the course.



Students should be experienced shooters who have passed the Range Safety Officer course. Only those members who are considered to be suitable, and who stand a good chance of passing, should be put forward by their clubs. 

The MoD requires that their ranges, when used by civilian clubs, should be run to the same standards of safety as they are when used by the military. Pass requirements are high, and the course is not to be undertaken lightly. Students must understand the level of responsibility that they are taking on.




If you need to cancel/ rebook:

Cancellation/re-booking less than 5 working days before the course will incur a £20 cancellation charge.

If the NRA needs to cancel a course:

All courses hold the possibility of being cancelled if they do not reach the minimum number of attendees. If this happens, we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible. You will be given the option to transfer over to a new date, or to receive a full refund for the course. 

Please note, any non-refundable accommodation booked by you is done so at your own risk. The cost of this will not be reimbursed by the NRA should a course need to be cancelled.