21 days UCP Sniper

Sniper Course


The course is designed for mainly government units and military and police specialist marksman units. However, this course is also open to private security contractors for advanced DDM and also civilians wanting to learn how to be a tactical sniper for recreational, hunting, sports and competition.

Course Information

The 21-day tactical sniper course aim is to teach the student to make effective long-range shots with a rifle designed for that purpose.

The marksman will achieve the main Units within the first 5 days going onto fulfil a live exercise from the ground up.

  • Marksmanship
  • Fieldcraft
  • Tactics

The first 5 days will focus on Sniper marksmanship, as the overall result is still measured in placing a round on the intended target.

The trainee gains expert knowledge about sniper weapons, shooting, tactics, sneaking, hiding, camouflaging and survival basics in the nature. Therefore, the trainee is fully trained to work as a professional sniper shooter.

The advanced session will see the shooter actively go on a live tactical mission starting with the intel and brief, ending with the final shot.



Minimum Required Kit List

  • Tactical Belt
  • Tactical/Outdoor boots
  • Clothing appropriate for climate and conditions
  • Shooting glasses (ballistic)
  • Shooting ear protection (ear defenders)

What’s included:

What is not included:

Course Dates

1st of every month

Course Length

21  Days


Italy, Sardinia, Nearest Airport Cagliari Airport

Course Cost



This course will be assessed by the range officer and firearms instructor for safety (NSP’s), range protocol, manners, emergency actions, accuracy and speed.  

It will be assessed by 80% practical and 20% theory examination

A portfolio of training will be complimented by your award presented to you for your proof of participation which you will take with you as proof of your learning


UCP award for the skill level in which you took this course.

The representative of the UCP will present you with your award at the end of the course

Skill Prerequisites

  • Level 1 Online Firearms (Rifle/Carbine)
  • Level 1  Firearms (Rifle/Carbine)
  • Carbine 5.56/7.62mm 
  • Tactical Carbine 5.56/7.62mm
*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


Topics covered in this basic session One

  • Introduction to the sniping concept
  • Tactical Equipment
  • Tactical Sniper Rifle
  • Telescopes
  • Basic ballistics
  • Setting up of sniper system (shooter, rifle, telescope and ammunition)
  • Basic marksmanship
  • The necessary equipment
  • Safety rules and procedures -NSP’s
  • Technical characteristics
  • Kinds, types and the calibres of the sniper ammunition
  • Basics of ballistics
  • Using range unit and shooting landmarks
  • Basics of shooting
  • Basics characteristics of the projectile
  • Shooting posture
  • Tactical weapon overload
  • Weapon jams, detecting and fixing them
  • Accurate shooting
  • Alternative shooting positions
  • Shooting by using cover, barricade
  • Camouflage basics
  • Pairing up
  • Disassembly, assembly, cleaning and maintaining the weapon

Topics covered in Session two advanced

  • Using range unit and shooting landmarks
  • Shooting posture
  • Tactical weapon overload
  • Backup weapon
  • Advanced shooting techniques
  • Range and wind estimations
  • Stalking techniques- camouflage and movement
  • Angle shooting
  • Special shooting situations (shooting through mediums)
  • Advance ballistics
  • Hides
  • Observation posts
  • Anti-tracking
  • Long distance shooting up to 1000meters.
  • Alternative shooting positions
  • Shooting by using cover
  • Shooting moving targets
  • Camouflage and hides
  • Tactical and operational task solving
  • Sniper pair (watcher and shooter, two shooters)
  • Shooting from a vehicle
  • Shooting the vehicle (through the glass, leaning shot)
  • Disassembly, assembly, cleaning and maintaining the weapon
  • Live mission
  • Emergency evac drills
  • SERE