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Competency training

Ihawu Firearm Centre offers a wide variety of proficiency training to individuals as well as companies. Ihawus training centre is designed to give the learner every opportunity to accomplish the outcomes-based requirements of the SAQA Unit Standards. The classrooms are comfortable, not overcrowded, and conducive to a relaxed and yet professional approach to the task at hand.

The course prices include all study and exam material, ear and eye protection, and the ammunition required to complete the initial assessment. Should the learner be found not yet competent, a further assessment will be conducted after coaching, which we can provide at a normal charge. The only charge for further assessment will be for the ammunition used.


This course is usually run over 3 days. Assessment will take place at the end of the course. An ability to communicate in English at the level of NQF 3 (Standard 8) is required. Copies of evidence of this must be submitted on booking this course. All learners to submit a certified copy of their ID document as well. Please bring a black pen and paper with you.

All courses must be booked and paid for in advance. Regrettably, a cancellation fee will be charged for non-attendance. 

Civilian Combo Unit Standards (Handgun, Shotgun, Self-Loading Rifle, and Manually Operated Rifle)

  • Legal and 1 Basic Unit Standard – R 1550.00

  • Legal and 2 Basic Unit Standard – R 2160.00

  • Legal and 3 Basic Unit Standard – R 2800.00

  • Legal and 4 Basic Unit Standard – R 3500.00

Business Purpose Combo Unit Standards (Handgun, Shotgun, Self-Loading Rifle, and Manually Operated Rifle)

  • Legal and 1 Business Purposes Unit Standards – R 2300.00

  • Legal and 2 Business Purposes Unit Standards – R 3300.00

  • Legal and 3 Business Purposes Unit Standards – R 4350.00

  • Legal and 4 Business Purposes Unit Standards – R 5300.00

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operating hours

Mon-Fri: 8AM to 5PM

Sat: 8AM-2PM

Sun: Closed

Public Holidays: 8AM-2PM


Tel: 031 705 3150

WhatsApp: 082 873 8519

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