Range Conducting Officer (RCO) Course
Start13th May 2017
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The NRA Range Conducting Officer Course, recognised by the Ministry of Defence, qualifies civilians to conduct live firing on military ranges. Civilian clubs require one or more qualified NRA Range Conducting Officers before they can book a military range. The NRA RCO qualification is also promoted as “best practice” for all clubs that shoot at Bisley.
The NRA RCO course covers Gallery, Limited Danger Area (LDA), No Danger Area (NDA) and Barrack Ranges, in line with current MoD requirements. The course also includes small-bore Indoor Ranges by agreement with the NSRA. (Note: NSRA RCO courses are available that only shoot on small-bore ranges.)
Each NRA RCO course consists of a number of standard lectures and assessments. These include written and oral tests, and on-range practical assessments for full-bore rifle and gallery rifle.
The following criteria will apply to all candidates:
-The applicant must be a full adult member of a Home Office Approved Club
-The applicant must have at least 2 years adult experience of relevant shooting disciplines and hold a current shooters certificate of competence.
-Applicants must have acquired at least 6 months experience of working under the supervision of a qualified NRA RCO as a range/safety assistant at their club.