by NRABlog Staff - Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting online course is now available for student enrollment at $60, while NRA Instructors have the opportunity to review it for free. We understand there have been a lot of questions and concerns regarding the new blended learning training, and we want to assure NRA Instructors and students that your comments and feedback are being heard.
The biggest change in the new format is that NRA Instructors will not be required to provide as much classroom time, and can spend more time with each student on the range. During the introduction and handling practicals of phase II an instructor will be able to identify whether or not a student is ready to head to the range. Being able to take this course online also allows for a standardization of course materials. This eliminates any margin of error, and ensures that content is succinct and concise. Students can now take their time to truly understand the material, and review it as frequently as they wish, until they are comfortable with it.
NRA Instructors will always play a vital role in the teaching and certification process.
In NRA survey’s, students vocalized a need and want to be able to take the course on their own time and to receive more hands-on range time. Moving to this format accomplishes both of these requests.
At the end of the day it is still the NRA Instructor that gives the final approval over whether a student has passed the course.
As we all know, and agree upon, spending time on the range is the best training any gun owner can have. We want to encourage new gun owners to get out and get to the range, and by moving to a more modern and flexible format, students will be more inclined to complete their certification.
It is time to tap into a new era of gun owners - a demographic of individuals who were born into the digital age, and are familiar with blended learning.
To learn more or register for the course, click here