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Shooters’ Network.org is SPONSORING Firearm Instructor courses!
We have decided to team up with Izalathiso Consultants in Pretoria. Most of you will know them as IC Guns. We are investing in the Next Generation. You see, according to us, there are not enough youngsters in the trade of firearm instructor. Maybe you will differ from our opinion, but then again, how much is enough?
Is firearm instructor a dying breed?
The courses presented by IC Guns (Izalathiso Consultants) are accredited with the S.A. Professional Firearm Trainers’ Council. Not only that… It is also approved by the International Accreditation Organization and hence carry international status.
The course will be presented in Pretoria, South Africa in partnership with IC Guns.
How does the sponsorship work?
Unfortunately, if we present the course absolutely free, we are bound to have some guys on course that are not serious and just want to tag along for the ride. So, we had to come up with a price and minimum criteria to qualify for the sponsorship.
It is a fact that people who pay for something themselves are far more committed to finish what they started. You can also understand we don’t want to spend all the money on sponsoring candidates for an instructor course who are only there because they have nothing better to do…
Even worse! They think there will be free food for the week!
Or they just think that they will come and shoot out our ammo…
Just think for a moment….
How much will such a course normally cost?
Yes, anything between R10000 – R16000. EXCLUDING GUNS AND AMMO!
What will you pay for this course then?
Shootersnetwork.org has decided to sponsor a gigantic amount of $300!
$300 per person!
That means you only pay R3500 for the entire course!
The FIRST 10 to enroll for the course (who meets the criteria off course) will ONLY PAY R3500 for the firearms instructor course.
The NEXT 10 to enroll for the course will pay R4500. Off course, they will have to meet the same criteria.
Criteria for firearm instructor sponsorship
- Provide proof of the following completed courses:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000 U/S 117705
- Handle and Use a Handgun U/S 119649
- Handle and Use a Self-loading Rifle U/S 119650
- Handle and Use a Manually operated rifle U/S 119651
- Handle and Use a Shotgun U/S 119652
- Handle and Use a Handgun for Business Purposes
- Handle and Use a Shotgun for Business Purposes
- Handle and Use a Self-loading Rifle or Carbine for Business purposes
- Handle and Use a Manually Operated Rifle or Carbine for Business Purposes
- Provide own (or have access to) firearms and ammunition for the course.
- Ammunition as follows:
- Handgun: 500
- Shotgun 200
- Rifle (Hunting) 50
- Rifle (Semi-auto) 400
The full course meets the requirements of the SAQA Unit Standard 123520 Supervise Firearm Training. Not only does it meet the criteria, but it exceeds the expectations by far!
You see, many can say that they are or have been a firearms instructor since WWII, or something similar. That may be true, but the fact that they have been doing it for 30 years, does not mean that they have doing it RIGHT for the last 30 years!
So, what will make THIS course any different?
What is the difference between a good and a GREAT firearms instructor?
Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a certificate from Izalathiso AND a free Shooters Network Instructor Membership registration. You will only pay for the 2021 Annual Membership in January 2021!
This course is scheduled for 2- 6 November 2020.
Hurry! Spaces are limited!
And we would like to send you your course material in advance to give you a head start…
- IC Guns Indoor Shooting Range
- Tshwane China Shopping Mall
- Corner of Zambezi Drive and Moloto rd
- Contact us here
Izalathiso Consultants provide all the expertise to assist you in registering your own firearm training center with the relevant South African governing bodies. They provide services from learning material, moderation services, accreditation consulting and guidance. Visit their website here.
How to enroll:
- First you need to fill out the form and send us your proof that you meet the necessary minimum criteria.
- We will contact you once we have reviewed your application, we will send you the details for the enrolment and invoice for payment.
- You will receive your course material within a week of successful enrolment to allow you enough time to prepare for the course. Once we received your proof of payment, we will send you the course material via courier.
What to expect on course
Once you have received your course material, you will be expected to start your studies. This is where the difference between a good instructor and a great instructor starts. Your learning material package contains a Leaner Guide and an Assessment Guide. The Assessment Guide contains your Formative Exam and you must complete this before you arrive on course. Complete the answers thoroughly and study the questions and answers. You must write a Summative Exam as part of the course. The Summative Exam is based on the Questions and Answers in your Formative Exam.
You need to practice for your practical Qualification Shoot. You will find the layout of the shoot in the Assessment Guide. Keep in mind that you are not attending the course so that we can teach you how to shoot. You are on on course so that we can teach you how to teach others how to shoot.
There is no time on the course to prepare you in full for the qualification shoot. We will shoot the qualification on Day 4 of the course and you must reshoot it again on Day 5 as part of the PFTC Grading Shoot. The Grading Shoot is integrated in the course curriculum.
The contact time of the course is 5 days. We send you the learning material before the time to make sure you come on the course prepared. This will ensure that you have had ample time to complete the Formative Assessment and prepare you for the course. Homework accumulates into the notional (learning) hours you need to complete the course.
Just for clarity, it is not a 4 day course. Nor is it a 5 day course! Just to get that part cleared.
It is a course much longer than that. The CONTACT SESSION of the course is 5 days. That means that the learner receives the books (or learning material if you which to use more professional terms) in advance and arrives at the CONTACT SESSION well prepared. This means that I gave the learner enough study time (written in the Formative Assessment) and enough time to prepare for the practical Qualification Shoot of the course, which forms the Practical Assessment.
Read more on the What are Credits and Notional Hours here:
What is different?
We steer away from the conventional course structure, yet still comply with the SAQA requirements. Not only do we do things different but our unique course is also approved by the International Accreditation Organization.
Apply for the sponsorship
Fill out the application form below:
Make sure you attach your certificates as proof of meeting the criteria.
As soon as we reviewed your application, we will send you an invoice with the amount you must pay for the course. Once the invoice is paid, we will contact you and send you the course material to get you started.