Subsidised Training for Individuals and Clubs

Below are some of the courses we can provide but should you require training in an area not specified below; we will be happy to source a trainer.

  • HCAP
  • Safe Handling of Wild Game Meat
  • Quad safety
  • Health & Safety
  • Firearm Proficiency

Farm Business Skillnet is the training division of IFA, providing training and upskilling to groups of IFA members.

Approved deer hunter training courses are run throughout the year facilitated by and in partnership with Deer Alliance HCAP.

We are happy to confirm that the next HCAP Training Workshop & MCQ, will take place on Saturday 31st July 2021 at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, R93 N207, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. This will be followed by the supporting Range Test on Saturday 7th August 2021, to be held at the Midland Range, Blueball, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 NC58.

If you are interesting in attending this course, please register on the form below and we’ll be in touch with further details.

HCAP (7)

HCAP Enquiry Form

Safe Handling of Wild Game Meat Course (3)

Safe Handling of Game Meat Course Enquiry Form

The first step in becoming a gun owner is to complete a gun handling competency course.

In order to apply for a firearms licence, it is necessary to complete the Firearms Competency Course and include the certificate with your application for An Garda Síochána.

Firearm Competency Courses at held at Courtlough Shooting Grounds every second Saturday (alternating Rife/Pistol) from 10am. The course lasts lasts 1-2 hours.

This course will provide you with best practice technique for handing a gun safely and professionally. It covers all aspects of the correct use, carriage and storage of firearms.

Tips are also provided on shooting techniques and the cleaning & maintenance of your new firearm and a certificate is provided upon completion.


Firearm Proficiency Courses

Firearm Competency Course Enquiry Form