We regret that owing to the Covid 19 crisis all APSI courses are postponed until further notice.

Looking forward, we hope to restart the courses in Spring 2021, depending on the situation at that time.

If you are interested in one of our courses for next year please contact Chris Miles on chris@apsi.co.uk

Part one (basic) course, usually one in Spring and a second in Autumn (4 days residential)

Part two (advanced) course, taking Part One to the next level (4 days residential)

ISSF Trap & Skeet course: a course specifically intended for the two Olympic clay disciplines (4 days residential) for this course contact paul.bentley@olympian.org

Disabled Shooters coaches course: exploring the methods for working with disabled shooters (single day) for this course contact Guy Field at contactus@yeaveley-estate.co.uk

Loaders Course: safe working in the field with single and double guns, participants get to shoot and load (single day). Contact paul.bentley@olympian.org

Gun Fit Course: APSI runs several of these each year, often at the request of a shooting ground or group, (single day) for further information contact chris@apsi.co.uk


More detailed course information below:

Part One (Basic) Course details:
The APSI basic course is based on the education a shooting instructor receives at a professional shooting school, and includes the essential elements of both clay and game shooting. Although participants are encouraged to bring their own guns there is always a good selection of new Browning guns available too.

Loaders Course details:
In response to many requests for a definitive Loader’s Course, APSI is running a series of these courses in locations around the UK. The first for 2020 will take place on May 5 at the lovely Grange Farm, Wansford, near Peterborough. The course is limited to 16 people, decided on a first come first served basis. 

Each course is packed with vital information to ensure the loader provides the very best service when working in the game field.

Safety is the principle factor when working with guns. It’s a feature emphasised throughout the course, as are the fundamentals of Risk Assessment & Health & Safety, also Insurance.  

Besides learning the essentials for the modern loader, all participants will have the opportunity to both shoot and load, to experience the process from both points of view.

Part Two (Advanced) Course
The aim of the Part Two course is to expand on the subject matter of the basic course and introduce an extensive series of additional topics required by the advanced professional instructor and specialist discipline coach.

Participants will have taken the APSI Basic (Part One) Course at least 12 months prior to the Part Two Course.

ISSF Olympic Skeet and Trap Course
This course features the two Olympic Clay disciplines of Olympic Skeet and Olympic Trap. The course has been two years in the creation and course presenters are recognised as leading coaches in their respective disciplines. Among them are former GB team shooters and Olympians who have coached extensively both nationally and internationally.

The course will deal with the technical complexities of these testing disciplines as well as offering unique insights into the mental and physical processes required in top level competition, by those who have been there and done it. The unique gun fit required for these disciplines, and how to achieve it, is also explored in detail.Those wishing to participate will have completed the APSI Level One course (or similar courses from other coaching organisations) or will be experienced coaches with a sound understanding of shooting basics.

Disabled Shooters Instructor Course
Coaching those with disabilities presents its own challenges beyond the ability to coach, and this one-day course explores the important principles involved. The course has been assembled over a 12 – month period, working closely with disabled shooters.

APSI regards this course as an essential add-on for all coaches, however experienced.

Important Courses Information

  • Please note that the minimum age for course attendance is now 21 years

  • Each participant must be legally qualified to possess and use shotguns in their home country

  • Each participant must submit a passport type photograph with their application