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Paul Lees
This is my second visit to STS and can wholly recommend the refresher course. It was situated within a couple of hours drive for me and course and content were second to none. The course is kept to a minimum of 4 people which enables a dedicated service from the instructor and a more one on one tuition. The facilities were very good, with the classroom and range are all on site. Classroom work and practical work are evenly matched throughout the morning with the practical firing taking place in the afternoon. The instruction is clear and concise and is quite informal lending itself to a very well presented day. Lunch is provided and depending on how successful the day is going you can get away by around 1500 - 1600. The knowledge of the instructor is considerable and he puts it accross extremely well. Overall a very good course and i'll continue to use STS as long as it is around and I remain in the business.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 24th June 2014
Stephen McCallum
I have now done two courses with Shooting Training Solutions, the Maritime Firearms Competency Course and the refresher training a year later. Both courses are run extremely professionaly with the instructor have a wealth of experience and expertise. There is only ever a maximum of 4 people per course so you are guaranteed to get individual attention and a better quality of teaching. I highly recommend this company.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 24th June 2014
Andrew Dodds
I Attended the Shooting Training Solutions refresher course June '14, after completing the Firearms Competency course previously. Obviously the Maritime Firearms Competency certification is mandatory for most companies these days, so if you're going to shell out several hundred pounds it might as well be on a decent course. The Shooting Training Solutions option is, in my opinion, the best currently on the market. It is also worth noting that there are contracts on certain companies vessels that that you won't get on without the STS certificate. The day itself is very well constructed, set in a comfortable classroom / 25m indoor range, using almost all of the weapon systems you'll see around the industry. The instructor, Mark Knowles's military record speaks for itself, and makes him uniquely qualified to deliver the training. Regardless of your previous military / industry experience you will come away having learned something.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 24th June 2014
Andrew Silvey
Having completed the STS Maritime Firearms Competency Course previously with Mr Knowles I had high expectaions of the Refresher Course. The excellent instruction combined with the relaxed delivery from the subject matter expert (Mr Knowles) made for a justifiably intense yet highly enjoyable course. This both complimented and enhanced the professionalism of all attendees. I highly recommend Maritime Security Operatives to complete this course in order to remain current, competent and well informed. Andrew Silvey Maritime Security Operative and Project Manager
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 23rd June 2014
Jonathan Charlesworth
By far the best firearms course I've been on. The instructor is very highly qualified with a lot of exsperience. The course is ran over one day with four students for the best training.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 16th June 2014
Jonathan Scammell
Having completed my initial firearms competency course with STS I had no problem with returning to them for my annual refresher training. The course is kept small to ensure that all students receive the best possible training. The depth of knowledge and competency of the instructor is second to none, and as an ex Skill at arms instructor myself I know if someone is competent or not. The joining instructions are very clear as to what is required and what is expected from students during the course. The facilities at the centre are very good with a variety of weapon systems being used during the course and a CD with weapon manuals and shooting aids being provided at the end to successfull students. The afternoon range work is a cullmination of the mornings lessons put into a realistic setting where marksmanship and weapon handling skills are tested in full. Overall my experience and the experience of my colleagues who have attended this course is entirely positive, I have no problem in recommending this course to anyone who is either currently working within the industry or someone trying to get into it. As this course is ISO 9001 accredited any maritime security company should recognise and accept this qualification without hesitation as it meets all industry standards. I will definitely be returning for my refresher training again next year as I feel this is without doubt not only the best course but also the best value course anywhere.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 16th June 2014
Jonathan Charlesworth
This has been the best course I have been on and the in structure is a very highly skilled with the relevant experience need to teach. The course is great value for money and is run in a day with 4 students so you get the time and practise that you need.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 16th June 2014
Kyle House
I have recently completed the one day maritime fire arms competencey course ran by Shooting Training Soloutions Friom start to finnish my dealing with STS have been fantastic all my questions and quiries reference the course were answered rapidly via telephone by the Owner Mark " kNobby" Knowles . Mark has a no nonsence yet very structured aproach to training The fact that he only instructs a maximum of 4 students at a time ensures maximum one on one training He does not miss a thing !. The facilites used byt STS are fantastic everything from the range itself to the classroom and then the multitude of weapon systems Mark has for you to get hands on with . Mark is also well and truly " in the know " with current events and goings on with on the maritime sector which is a nice bonus to the days training after all netwroking and what you know are key in our line of work . The course is not an attendence course which I personally think is great time and tiome again have I attended course paid good money for them and watched muppets leave a few days leter with the same tick in the box as me KNobby will do everything he can to ensure you pas his course but if you arent upto it you dont leave with an STS certificate which adds more value to his certificates. You need only speak to the main providors of maritime securtiy and ask them who you should train with and theyll send you to STS that in its self says enough for me I will continue to Use STS in the future . Kyle House
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 10th June 2014
Ian Minshull
The course was very well structured and brilliantly presented. All practical demos were very well delivered giving course members every opportunity to carry out all required drills and practices to the desired standard set by the course instructer. All course equipment was in very good condition. I will be highly recommending this course to fellow Maritime Operators.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 9th June 2014
Richard Small
The course was structured and very well delivered. It was very apparent that Mark had taken the time to set up not only the infomation but the classroom and range too. The knowlege level was some of the highest I have came across and I know my weapoms as I was a weapons instructor whilst in the service. I would recomend this course to anyone and feel very confident about the new weapon systems that were covered.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 8th June 2014
Adam Jamieson
This was the second firearms refresher course I have done with STS, and like the first, a good informative day with plenty of range time. An extremely knowledgeable instructor, great facilities and relavent course content. I would recommend this course and look forward to my next MFCC refresher.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 3rd June 2014
Jason Douglas
This was an Excellent day the course had interesting content, and was instructed buy someone who had outstanding knowledge about this subject.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 2nd June 2014
Jeremy Applegate
The course was given to a very high and impresive standard on all weapons used within the maritime and CP circuit, this was my second course with shooting training solutions and I will definately be coming back to take advantage of the refrsher training.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd June 2014
Sam Horsfall
Very well run course by the instructor who had a great deal of knowledge and experience. The course was very informative with a lot of quality time learning and getting hands on practice with all the weapon systems I was new too. I enjoyed the day and would definetly recommend the course to anyone wanting to get into the security industry. Cheers Nobby
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 2nd June 2014
Dave E
The course is very well ran and very informative, there is a lot of information that you don't know but should, especially on the legal side. Mark has great deal of experience instructing and teaching making the course very interesting. It can be quite intensive at times especially when you haven't used a particular weapon before, but Mark's way of teaching helps you get to grips with all weapon systems quickly and effectively. I would certainly recommend the competency course to anyone new to the industry or the refresher for anyone who has been doing maritime for a while. You won't be disappointed!
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 1st June 2014
Michael Crowson
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Well structured with good amounts of dry drills. Good information presented to the learner with addition information given to the student which is ideal for myself. The live firing was brilliant. Safe, well structured and learnt loads during the weapon competency course. Recommend it for all personnel. Thanks for a good day.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 30th May 2014
James Taylor
For the second year running I have completed my maritime firearms refresher course with KNobby at Shooting training solutions. A very professional, well run and informative course. Many thanks.Â
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 27th May 2014
Jonny Strong
The course was very thouroughly put together and executed. The instrucors own experience is second to none and most certainly as a course attendee I benefitted from this. Even thought handling weapons has been a common experience for me I still learnt many things in the way of safety, shooting and handling of a variety of weapon systems and how to get the maximum from myself and the systems used. As a maritime project it was also very informative to know about the legal side of what may happen if things are not done correctly, to be made aware of these things and how to correct them was indeed very positive and important, I can certainly move forward confidentily with this knowledge in my own carree path.Â
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 26th May 2014
James Mazzoni-Dalton
The training was very informative throughout and professionally conducted. It has given me renewed confidantes in my ability as a professional maritime security operator and team leader and allowed me to pressure test and hone my firearms skills. KNobby was knowledgeable, helpful and delivered an enjoyable training experience catering for all learning styles. I will recommend this course to my co-workers and consider this to be the best firearms course I have ever attended in the UK whilst being fantastic value for money.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 26th May 2014
William Docherty
A refresher course and gets you a tick in the box.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 25th May 2014
Si Schofield
Nobbys course was again excellent, top instruction and subject matter knowledge. Ticks all ISO compliance boxes and I will be back again next year.
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 25th May 2014
Andrew Bloomfield
Very well ran course, excellently pitched to the correct level in relation to the standard of the guys on course with me. Range package itself was gleeming and related directly to the maritime industry i.e not just converting live to brass, all in all in my view a highly recommended training provider.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 23rd May 2014
Dave Mclachlan
Excellent course, covers everything needed and more, instructor obviously has a vast knowledge of subject and excellent instructional skills. I will be booking again if still in the industry next year
Maritime Firearms Refresher Course 20th May 2014
Sean Bass
An excellent, informative and professionally run course, the course instructor was undoubtedly a leading subject matter expert with years of practical experience and a distinct passion for his work. The course itself was 'fast paced' and thoroughly enjoyable, I would highly recommend anyone operating withing the armed security industry to refresh themselves on the various weapon systems used within STS. I will definatley be returning annually to rejuvanate my 'skills and drills'. 10/10
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 20th May 2014
Mark Smith
A very expensive course.
Maritime Firearms Competency Course 16th May 2014