UPDATE MAY 2021
Training has been seriously effected by Covid 19 and the restrictions that have come with it.
But there is an upside to it in that we are stuck in the house and able to answer any questions that trainees may have by either telephone, email or Zoom.
All of the course material is now online (at the bottom of this page), including the multiple choice theory exam. Trainees can go through the literature at their leisure, ask any questions they may have (by email, phone or SMS), and then do the test.
We are currently looking at creating a video presentation of the course.
You will still need time on the range with one of our training assistants and you will need to pass a practical assessment to get your competency certificate.
If you have not shot before we have a number of LERA members who are NRA qualified instructors and we are able to run courses for new shooters depending on demand and availability.
The course material and theory test is available online and covers the NRA disciplines of iron sighted, telescope sighted and gallery rifles, concluding with practical training/assessment on the range.
It is an enhanced version of the NRA Probationary course with an emphasis placed on Enfield rifles, especially the No 1 (SMLE) and No 4 series.
On successful completion of the course you will be issued with a Shooters Certification Card (SCC) that will enable you to shoot unsupervised at Bisley (and other MOD Ranges).
For more information on SCC's see the article here.
There is a modest charge for attending the course. LERA provides the rifles and ammunition and your first year membership of the club is included in the cost.
Please note: Membership of LERA is mandatory; we cannot train non-members.
The practical component of our course is held at The National Shooting Centre at Bisley in Surrey.
See also the article about applying for an FAC.
All the information you need to pass the test can be found in the following manuals.
NRA Probationers Training Manual
Once you have read through that lot then the test is here: https://lee-enfield.org/exam/
You can do the test as many times as you like. The pass mark is 75%, please do better than this though.