DfT accredited RFX courses

We offer initial and refresher instructor courses for the recognition of firearms and explosives (RFX) with fully accredited trainers and on-site facilities.

These courses are aimed for the following industries and businesses:

Initial training 

Aviation, rail, shipping and ports, channel tunnel, government buildings, shopping centres, events/ entertainment venues, sports stadiums and other locations or businesses where high levels of security are required. 

This course equips delegates with the skills and knowledge needed to train staff in the recognition of firearms, explosives, incendiary devices and their components.

Our two-day course covers all theory elements required by the DfT and includes two live demonstrations. We use our own dedicated range as well as the Gatwick Police indoor range.

Course dates 2016

Initial training

6 - 7 April
16 - 17 May
14 - 15 June
12 - 13 July
21 - 22 September
9 - 10 November

Refresher training

The one day refresher training provides the latest information and advice on firearms and explosives and is a requirement for trainers needing to transport firearms in the course of their duties. You should have already completed the initial course.

Both our courses will lead to DfT accreditation for delegates.

Course dates 2016

RFX refresher 

12 January 2016
22 March 2016
25 May 2016
4 August 2016
18 October 2016
23 November 2016

For further information or to book please contact:

Gary Black
Email  RFX.access@gatwickairport.com
T: +44 (0) 01293 50 5330
M: +44 (0)7841 482848


Tanya Hodges
T: +44 (0)1293 503113
M: + 44 (0)7765124497

This refresher has been the best session I have had in nine years - very relevant and very up-to-date

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