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Matthew Campbell
Would recommend this course ,good instructions, good instructor mark knowles
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 28th October 2015
Damon Winfield
Today was my second time around attending Marks Firearms refresher course. As per the previous course it was exceptional. A calm environment to learn in, with a teacher who's knowledge far surpasses that of anybody else in the industry. Mark is the definition of a Subject matter expert. Great day, looking forward to the next course in 12 month's time.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 28th October 2015
Ben Duce
Excellent course, good instruction, venue and equiment. Highly recomend the course. I will certainly return in 12 months time to refresh again.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 28th October 2015
Ali Jay
very professional with a relaxed environment.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 28th October 2015
Paul Stableford
No BS, the course was delivered as professionally as you would expect from a man of the instuctors calibre. All industry firearms covered allowing for easy migration between maritime companies. Industry accredited and at a price I couldn't find cheaper.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 28th October 2015
Rob Ocarroll
Once again had a great day with Nobby knowels at sts, my 4th year running. Always informative and great teaching.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 26th October 2015
Steve Westwood
An excellent course and Instructor that is informative and exstemely knowlegable in his field of expertise. The course is run well and aimed at the correct level and is not just an attend and pass course and the while on the range in the afternoon safety is paramount, with various serials shot in various positions. Overall good value for money for an enjoyable course. I would recommmend this course to anybody looking to renew their firearms competancy in the MARSEC industry.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 25th October 2015
Gareth Mclellan
highly recommend this course for any one in the industry or stmarring out. KNobby's knowledge skills and training is second to none and very enjoyable course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 20th October 2015
Alex F
I contacted Nobby (the course instructor) with the request of a specific training package that suited my needs, due to the unusual nature of my line of work. I wanted 1-to-1 tuition and I needed to be bought up to scratch with the multiple firearms systems and gain certification in both the Maritime Firearms Competencey Course and the Land Based Firearms Competency Course. It should first be noted that I chose Shooting Training Solutions as my training provider because of their ISO-9001 and UKAS accreditations. These are, for me, essential because I needed my licences to be recognised by PMSCs which operate under the Lloyds Registy Quality Assurance ISO-28007. ISO-28007 is a sign of the PCMSC's credability, and I will only employ PMSCs on my vessel that hold this accreditation. Now, to the course... Nobby tailor made this course for me, and he clearly spent a lot of time on it. Every evening after our day's training he reformatted the course notes and structure to make the following day's training relevant. He really was on top of this and totally aware of what I was taking in. He didnt miss a beat. His teaching method was supportive and informal. I felt relaxed in the classroom and he was very open to my questions when I didnt understand any section. In the range there is no messing about. This is where you find out what you have really absorbed. It showed my weaknesses and then we went back to the dry training to iron these issues out. On completion of day four I had completed the course. I passed both the certificates. More importantly though, I am now genuinely confident in the use of all the firearms covered (frankly, any rifle or handgun put in front of my I would be comfortable with now). Gaining the skill sets of the instructor would take a lifetime of combat and SF experiences, but with the correct guidance and teaching it really is possible to reach a high standard within only a number of days. Did I need 4 days 1-to-1 training? - Yes. But I have reaped the rewards of this and I passed both certificates. I am so impressed with the course. I will be back to top up my training with Nobby within the year. I will not go anywhere else for my training after this experience. Also, if in the future I have a question relating to the use of PCMSCs on my yacht, I will speak to Nobby for his advice. His knowledge and experience is likely unparalleled in the whole of the industry. This is a huge benefit to me. If you have a reason to learn the use of firearms I would wholeheartedly recommend you contact Nobby and see what he can offer you.
Bespoke Firearms Course 15th October 2015
Alex F
I spoke to Nobby about the nature of my job and my requrements to gain training with multiple firearms systems for use on land and for maritime use (this was a one-to-one training course). Nobby tailored the course to my exact requirements. He clearly put the work in, and even updated the sylabus each evening to match the pace of my learining. The result was an incredibly well put together and massively beneficial 4 days of intense training. I walked away with both my Maritime Firearms Comptetency Course and my Land Based Firearms Competency Course. It was of importance to me that my training was undertaken by a reputable training provider. Shooting Training Solutions is accredited by the ISO 9001 and the UKAS certification bodies. These are recognised worldwide, and indicate a continued technical competence and integrity of the services on offer. Most companies offering silmilar services do not have these acreditiations. This was a key factor in choosing Shooting Training Solutions for my course. I work in a professional role and all my licences must be the "real deal". If you read Nobby's professional history you will be in no doubt as to his competence to teach in this sector. I would find it hard to find anyone else with such a high level of knowledge and exerience in the security, firearms and military sector. To top this off, he is a very friendly and approachable person who made me feel at ease whilst training in the classroom. The live firing training was undertaken in a professional and safe manner. Nobby does not let you get away with sloppy and unsafe behavior when in the range, and he constanly assesses your ability so that when (or if) you are awarded the certificates, you know that you have reached a suitable level and have proven yourself to be competent. I would not hesitate to recomend Shooting Training Solutions, and I will be back within a year to top up my trainiing, and possibly I will be back sooner to do some more one-to-one training to improve my skills further. A five star course throughout.
Bespoke Firearms Course 13th October 2015
Gavin Johnson
This is a fantastic course with STS for anyone looking to do a Maritime Firearms Course, I have just done my refresher course to keep my docs upto date and once again Mark proved why he is the best in his field with great instruction and knowledge. I highly recommend this course to anyone on here looking to book a firearms course and I will be booking again next year.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 12th October 2015
Steven Mitchell
Fantastic 1 day course. Highly recommend. Nobby really knows his stuff.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 9th October 2015
Ryan Smallridge
Great course mark knowles is a fantastic instructer and tells you evrything you need to know would recomend this course
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 7th October 2015
Alistair Brown
The course is taught at a good pace and is relevant to martime Industry. A few changes from last year all of which are improvements i.eNew targetry. Noticeable improvement on My weapon handling and application of marksmanship principles . All-round good Course .
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 7th October 2015
Apisai Bulimaibau
Excellent course and instruction. I would recommend this course to enhance your maritime firearms competency and employabilty within the maritime industry.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 7th October 2015
Ryan Sandercock
This one day course is very benifical with a very high level of tutoring throughout, at a steady pace with suficant breaks thought the day. Highly recommended for the looking to refresh there skills and drills.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 6th October 2015
Simon Watton
My second time with STS now as per company practice and I'm just as impressed, if not more so with the quality of instruction, facilities and depth of up-to-date industry knowledge from Nobby. He deserves to be the industry leader in this field and all TL's should be able to breathe a little easier when they hear their operators have been through the STS courses.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 5th October 2015
R Y
Overall an excellent course which covers a huge amount in just two days. The training is intense but the drills are taught in a progressive way. The knowledge and experience of the instructor is immense and the lessons are taught in a simple, easy to understand manner.
Land Based Firearms Training Course 1st October 2015
Christopher David
I have just completed the firearms course, Mark (Nobby) is an absolute expert. The knowledge he has on each weapon system is phenomenal. I learned a lot from his tutorage, through Mark's knowledge and skill set, he will surely get the best out of you in one day as he did with me. Highly recommend this course to anyone!!
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 30th September 2015
James Lynch
Brilliant course! Excellent instructer. First class training. I left this one day course confident with a range of firearms. With a understanding of the legal requiments of a operator using firearms abroad.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 30th September 2015
James Lynch
a brilliant training provider. Excellent course with good instructor and range shoot. After attending this course I felt confident with various firearms that I was trained on and gained various knowledge on the legal implications of carrying and firing weapon's abroad I highly recommend sts.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 30th September 2015
Rodney Lee
Great course will be back next year
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 30th September 2015
Chris Boot
Nobby is a very knowledgable bloke which shows in his no nonsense course. 3rd time undertakinh this course, looking forward to the 4th.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 30th September 2015
Karl Morrall
Excellent FCC, excellent Tuition, Thouroughly enjoyable day, will be back next year ,
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 30th September 2015
Alan Grimes
overall, a very good 1 day course. The instructors training experience allows you to understand each weapon system with ease.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 30th September 2015
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