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    Youth CORE course

    My oldest daughter is turning 10 this year and I’d like for her complete her CORE course. It would be pretty intimidating for her to sit in class with a bunch of adults. Does anybody know of a place in the LMD who offers youth specific CORE classes? Could dad sit next to her in class and do the course “together” but let her do the test by herself?

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    I'm not sure if you could sit in the course with her but I highly recommend Brian Cummings for your daughter's training. My wife and 10 year old daughter did their's this summer thru him, they couldn't say enough good things about his training techniques and his interaction with the kids as there were a few in the class. He made it fun and interesting thru the whole thing. Sorry I can't help with a "youth specific" course, just my 2cents on the matter

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    Why not just buy the core manual and work with her through it at home and then challenge the exam with an approved examiner. My daughter is 8 and she is already reading the manual and then relating to it when we are out so I know that she understands the content and how it works in the field.

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    Quote Originally Posted by BriarPatch View Post
    Why not just buy the core manual and work with her through it at home and then challenge the exam with an approved examiner. My daughter is 8 and she is already reading the manual and then relating to it when we are out so I know that she understands the content and how it works in the field.
    That’s an option as well, I bought the manual to start reading to her. I also think there’s some value to have a sit down class.

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    I was able to sit in with my daughter’s class but would double check with the instructor.

    The instructor was a bit of a BSer and it was neat to hear my daughter lean over to me and call him on everything that was not accurate

    I picked up the CORE book for her ahead of time. Before she started to study, she went straight to the chapter tests and pretty much aced them all. Kids can be absolute sponges for info that interests them.

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    I sat in with my boy - read him some of the questions when needed.

    I think for some guys it is required that you sit in with younger kids

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    I took the online CORE course. Did the same for my Boater Certificate. You can work at your own pace, no need to leave home. Following completion with course certificate in hand, I found a local examiner to write the exam. I didn't need to do the firearms exam as I had previously taken a firearms safety course to obtain my PAL.

    https://www.huntercourse.com/canada/britishcolumbia/
    Last edited by mike31154; 12-03-2019 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    My kids went K&K firearm training age 11 and 14 with Mom.

    17655 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1H1

    there was other kids there too.


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    Re: Youth CORE course

    My son did the online hunter course with 8 friends and then had a local examiner come in to do the gun safety portion and core testing. Everyone passed and had a great time.

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    Re: Youth CORE course

    Quote Originally Posted by BriarPatch View Post
    Why not just buy the core manual and work with her through it at home and then challenge the exam with an approved examiner. My daughter is 8 and she is already reading the manual and then relating to it when we are out so I know that she understands the content and how it works in the field.
    That's how I did mine and a PAL and RPAL when I was 12. Couldn't hand in the PAL paperwork for a few years, but I had it done.
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