Principles of Live Quarry Shooting (0411)

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2015
Learn the basics of traditional country shooting with the Certificate in the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting. This qualification covers different shotgun types and uses, suitable ammunition and effective ranges of shotguns, plus the care and maintenance of shotguns to ensure their safe and efficient operation. You learn the principles of game and rough shooting, bird and animal identification, the use of gundogs, habitat conservation, pest and predator issues, and law.
This qualification is for anyone interested in learning about shooting, either as a pastime or to help you work in game conservation, land management, gundog handling or another related role. You don't need any previous shooting experience. You must be at least 16 years old.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification covers different shotgun types and uses, suitable ammunition and effective ranges of shotguns. It also covers the care and maintenance of shotguns to ensure safe and efficient operation.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical tasks, exams or online tests. For the Certificate in the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting, you are assessed using an online, multiple-choice test and a practical assessment.

Level 2 is ideal if you're new or relatively new to shooting. You want to develop your skills and understanding to help you take up traditional country shooting as a pastime or to help you work in game conservation, land management, gundog handling or another related role.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification can help you work as a Gamekeeper. If you're interested in advancing in a career in Gamekeeping or another related area, you may want to pursue additional qualifications, such as:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
  • Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you will need qualified internal assessors. You can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

In addition to qualified assessors, you'll need the following:

  • copy of the Code of Good Shooting Practice
  • brochure describing the Shoot Assurance Scheme
  • gun slip
  • over-and-under or side-by-side shotgun
  • semi-automatic shotgun
  • snap caps (dummy cartridges)
  • samples of cartridges
  • cartridge box label
  • an obstacle such as a stile or fence to demonstrate safe crossing with a shotgun
  • quarry ID booklet
  • decoys and tape measure for range judging
  • example of shotgun licence
  • example of game licence
  • personal protective equipment
  • cleaning equipment: cleaning rod, jag, bronze/bristle brush, mop, gun oil and solvent.

You assess learners online via e-assessment, plus a practical assessment.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it. Learners must be at least 16 years old.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are new or relatively new to shooting. You want to develop your skills and understanding in order to take up shooting as a pastime or to help you work in game conservation, land management, gundog handling or another related role.

You are required to complete six core units for the certificate:

An introduction to the shotgun
Law and behaviour when live quarry shooting
Game and rough shooting
Wildfowling
Shoot management
The role of gundogs.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achieving this qualification can help you work as a Gamekeeper. If you're interested in advancing in a career in Gamekeeping or another related area, you may want to pursue additional qualifications, such as:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
  • Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment.

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting (0411-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2017

Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Live Quarry Shooting

  • Accreditation No: 500/5037/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 36 - 36 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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