Countryside Management students complete BASC Safe Shot Award - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Students studying the second year of their Level 3 Countryside Management qualification at Bridgwater College’s Cannington Centre had the opportunity to improve their shooting and best practice skills in a controlled training environment at the Mendip Shooting Ground.

Ethan Woodgate, Matthew Grinter, Alan Rogers (Coach), Kevin Dixon.

BASC Safe Shot allows those who take it to show their confidence in a field based situation and provides the user with an overview of the correct use and management of a shotgun. It also allows the students the opportunity to complete an industry recognised qualification alongside their course, which demonstrates competency and responsibility After six weeks of training Alan Rogers, BASC Shotgun Coach assessed the student’s ability.

Alan Sinclair, Lecturer in Countryside Management observed,

“It is really useful and worthwhile for students who were interested in the training with BASC, which assisted them with their confidence, technical skills and employability.”

Student Ethan Woodgate aged 17 from Castle Cary said,

“We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process and as someone who is pursuing a career as a Gamekeeper, it was a positive addition to my CV and outlook on employment opportunities.”

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