2023 / 2024 Beginners Courses:

1st – 22nd October (This course is now Full – Sorry!)

7th – 28th April 2024 (Booking Opens 1st November)

Our beginners course is run over 4 sessions and will take you from having never shot before to being certificated to shoot at any Archery GB affiliated club in the UK.

Each session is around 2 hours long, and you’ll spend most of that shooting.  We normally run the beginners courses at our outdoor location on Sunday afternoons.

We like to make it as enjoyable as possible, so you won’t be sat learning endless theory before getting to shoot!

To allow us to run an intensive course, with a maximum of 3 students per instructor, we only normally have spaces for 8 students per course. The courses get very oversubscribed and there’s always a waiting list. However, in the event of a drop out in advance, we may be able to accommodate you at short notice.


Our only two requirements are that attendees are a minimum age of 11, and that all attendees under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will provide all the equipment for you – just make sure you’re wearing sensible footwear, and accompanying parents bring a folding chair!


The course is £60 in total (as of the April course), comprising of a non-refundable £10 deposit which secures your place, with the balance to be paid on the first lesson

Course Contents

Week 1:

  • Parts of the Bow and Archery terms
  • How to be safe on the range – rules to know
  • How to stand, hold, draw and shoot.

Week 2:

  • How to use sights
  • How to put your bow together and take it back down
  • Improving technique

Week 3:

  • Different Bow types (Longbow, Compound, Horsebow, Flatbow)
  • Setting up targets/stands
  • Introduction to Scoring

Week 4:

  • Improving your shooting
  • Scoring (continued)
  • Joining the club/Archery GB

At the end of the course, you will be presented with a certificate of completion that certifies that you have been trained to shoot safely and competently on any Archery GB range.

If you’re interested in joining our beginners course, please drop us a line via the Contact Us form on the main page!