The Burrard Academy was established in 2016 to deliver training to the shooting industry. Courses have been developed and work is underway to have (Gunmaker) established as a recognised Government apprenticeship, which would enable those undertaking the course to access funding for their training.
In 2017, after a series of requests, two one day courses were created for those who have an interest in firearms and would like to enhance their knowledge. Both courses are being taught at the Burrard Academy classroom, which is based in the Boxall & Edmiston gunmaking facility in Shropshire.
These courses are taught by Peter Boxall, former manufacturing Director of Holland & Holland and Proprietor and Managing Director of Boxall & Edmiston gunmakers.