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Firearms Safety

This course is the starting point for students aged 16+ years who wish to obtain a Firearms Licence or who wish to follow a firearms related career. Having a firearms licence is a compulsory requirement before a person can own, use or work with, or on, firearms, or parts of firearms. On satisfactory completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of arms legislation and of the construction, operation, safety and security requirements for firearms and ammunition. They will be able to sit the Police Firearms Test, a mandatory requirement towards obtaining a Firearms Licence. The course will progress students’ learning towards obtaining a Firearms Licence and unit 9131, but not to completion. Students will receive a record of the outcome of the Police Firearms Test and of the unit elements completed. There are no lower level Firearms Safety units on the NQF.

Ammunition Reloading

This course introduces students to some of the skills and knowledge required to carry out ammunition assembly/reloading, including the safety aspect of these processes. These units are designed for people planning to work as professional ammunition assemblers/reloaders or recreational hunters and target shooters wishing to benefit from making their own ammunition. The level of skill required to complete these units is very challenging so we do not anticipate students achieving full credit. However, this programme will assist students who wish to work towards completion of these units at a later date.

Firearms Maintenance & Overhaul

This course introduces students to some of the skills and knowledge required to carry out maintenance/overhaul on firearms, including the safety aspects of these processes. These units are designed for people planning to work on firearms as professional military armourers or as civilian gunsmiths, gun club armourers, arms conservators, pest control & recreational hunters and target shooters. The level of skill required to complete these units is very challenging so we do not anticipate students achieving full credit. However, this programme will assist students who wish to work towards completion of these units at a later date.

Technological Object Conservation/Restoration

This course introduces students to some of the skills and knowledge required to carry out Technological Object Conservation & Restoration. Although this unit is from the Gunsmithing domain, it applies to other technological object conservation/restoration systems and processes and includes the safety aspect of these processes. These units are designed for people planning to work as technological object conservation/restoration professionals, e.g. Museum Curators, gunsmiths, Antique Conservators. The level of skill required to complete these units is very challenging so we do not anticipate students achieving full credit. However, this programme will assist students who wish to work towards completion of these units at a later date. NEXT STEP: Further education and training

Forging

This course introduces students to some of the skills and knowledge required to forge and heat treat steel parts, including the safety aspects of these processes. These units are designed for people planning to work in the Mechanical Engineering industry. The level of skill required to complete these units is very challenging so we do not anticipate students achieving full credit. However, this programme will assist students who wish to work towards completion of these units at a later date. NEXT STEP: Further education and training.

 

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