• Recognition of Firearms and Explosives – Instructors' course

    Successful completion of this course will enable instructors to design and deliver initial and recurrent training in the recognition of firearms, explosives and incendiary devices (RFX) for the RFX module of the relevant syllabuses. RFX instructors are required to renew knowledge by attending a refresher course at least every 36 months. A test is given at the end of this course which candidates are required to pass.

    The duration is two days for the initial course or one day for the refresher.

    Please contact the course providers listed below to arrange attendance on an RFX course.

    For further information on applying for approval from the DfT to deliver the RFX Instructors course in accordance with the RFXI Syllabus, please contact the CAA at avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk  

    To apply to hold the RFX Identity Letter for instructors who will travel with inert training aids, please see the link to the application form below:


    Redline Assured Security Ltd an Air Partner Company

    Clare Causier 

    The National Safety and Security Academy, First Avenue, Finningley, Doncaster, DN9 3RH 


    Regus Offices, 450 Bath Road, Heathrow, London, UB7 0EB


    Phone: +44 (0)1302 288360 Fax: +44 (0)1302 623355 

    Manchester Airport Group

    Curtis Walsh 

    Stansted Airport Limited, Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, London Stansted Airport, Stansted CM24 1QW 


    Phone: +44 (0)1279 663160

    Gatwick Airport Limited

    Jo Buchan 

    Training Point, Concorde House, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 ODW 


    Phone: 01293 505330 Mob: 07841 482848 

    Heathrow Airport Limited

    Jason Mcloughlin

    The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex,TW6 2GW 


    Phone: 020 8745 6352 Mob: 07808 116343