Academy Website : the very best training available in our sport

The Academy
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Whether you are just starting out or an experienced  shooter, the CPSA Academy is here to give you the very best training available in the sport today.

The CPSA Academy is an exciting national learning programme, dedicated to teaching all practical aspects of the sport.  Our courses are modular, designed for beginners through to advanced shooters.  There are no talent barriers and no age barriers.

You can step onto the CPSA Academy learning ladder at any level that suits you best.  We are the right choice, whether you are 8 or 80.  We offer you flexible tuition and we operate a national network of expertise. 

Our course leaders are highly experienced, professional Shooting Instructors and Coaches: they are CPSA accredited and that means you will be certain of getting the finest training in the UK - wherever you live and work.

The CPSA Academy is governed and regulated by the CPSA - clay target shooting's national governing body - so our standards are second to none.  The merits we award our students are recognised and respected within our sport.  So if you want to learn the right way, the best way, there is only one way of doing it.


Shotgun Skills™ Programme
The modular ‘Shotgun Skills’ will teach you the skills, knowledge and understanding so that you can use the shotgun confidently and most importantly safely. A Competency Course for clay and game shooters, members and non-members.

These modules are ideal for participants of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, where Clay Target Shooting is a Skill for Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

The modules are the corner stones of the Syllabus for Edexcel GCSE Qualification – Physical Education where Clay target Shooting is the chosen sport. Register with CPSA Head Office for further details and a course work study pack.

Volunteers and Professionals
The Academy has training suited to both volunteers and professionals within the Shooting World; Referees, Safety Officers, Shooting Instructor and Coaches.

CPSA Academy qualifications are a nationally recognised standard of training and one that many employers require for both Health & Safety and insurance reasons.

Insurance, Health & Safety
CPSA Academy qualified volunteers and professionals are insured through membership of the CPSA. These qualifications are a nationally recognised standard of training and one that many employers require for both Health & Safety and insurance reasons. 

Qualifications through other organisations are not covered by CPSA membership insurance.


The CPSA Academy is open to all: members and non-members... if you would like to know more about what we can do for you, how we support our members and the excellent membership benefits we offer, contact us on 01483 485 400 or E-mail for further information.


Courses - to find out more please click here or to book upcoming courses please click here
Instructors and Coaches - to find a Shooting Instructor or one of our Coaches please click here
Referees - to find our qualified Referees please click here


Our CPSA Academy Professional Shooting Instructors look forward to welcoming you...