Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) Instructors

Department for Transport
Initial Course - 2 days, Recurrent - 1 Day
Doncaster (NSSA) or London (LHR)

Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) Instructors Course – Initial 

Redline’s RFX course will provide all personnel with a comprehensive insight into firearms, explosives devices, incendiary devices and other prohibited or threat items. Delegates will also be equipped with the necessary skills and understanding required to recognise and identify items that may threaten their particular company/industry.

The RFX course also provides all personnel with a foundation of knowledge and skills required to enable them to train their own staff in the recognition of firearms, explosives devices, incendiary devices and other prohibited or threat items.

The course is specifically designed to ensure everybody benefits from delivery methodology; theoretical information is fully blended with a comprehensive, practical, hands-on display which also highlights strengths and limitations of recognition and detection methods and equipment. The live explosive and firearms demonstration reinforces the theory and practical sections of the course and allows all personnel to physically experience firearms, explosives and their effects.

Redline are fully certified by the DfT to conduct the RFX Instructors course.

2022 Dates:

  • RFX(I) 16 – 17 February 2022            NSSA
  • RFX(I) 30 – 31 March 20222              NSSA
  • RFX(I) 27 – 28 April 2022                   NSSA
  • RFX(I) 18 – 19 May 2022                   NSSA
  • RFX(I) 14 – 15 September 2022        NSSA
  • RFX(I) 12 – 13 October 2022             NSSA
  • RFX(I) 9 – 10 November 2022           NSSA
  • RFX(I) 14-15 December 2022            NSSA

Recognition of Firearms and Explosives (RFX) Instructors Course – Recurrent 

Our one-day recurrent course will provide all personnel with an up to date consolidation of their initial training and essentially will cover any new detection and recognition methodologies and provide the latest information on improvised weapons and how they may be concealed.

Our 2021 Recurrent course dates are:

  • 25 November 2021 NSSA
  • 16 December 2021 NSSA

2022 Dates:

  • RFX(R) 28 January 2022                     NSSA
  • RFX(R) 25 February 2022                   London
  • RFX(R) 25 March 2022                        NSSA
  • RFX(R) 11 April 2022                           London
  • RFX(R) 26 May 2022                           NSSA
  • RFX(R) 17 June 2022                          London
  • RFX(R) 15 September 2022                NSSA
  • RFX(R) 14 October 2022                     London
  • RFX(R) 24 November 2022                 NSSA
  • RFX(R) 6 December 2022                   NSSA

This recurrent course will be of particular benefit to anyone that is responsible for checking and searching for firearms, explosives, incendiaries, other weapons or prohibited items, and will also raise your RFX awareness levels if you are working in:

  • The aviation industry and its associated agents
  • Ship and port operators and their agents
  • Channel tunnel operators
  • The railway industry
  • Sport stadiums
  • Entertainment venues
  • Shopping centres
  • Government buildings
  • Event security

All students will be highly trained in the recognition of firearms, explosives, incendiaries and other weapons, and will also receive hands-on familiarisation with inert examples.

Download our Recognition of Firearms and Explosives Instructors leaflet here

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you have attended an RFX course in at least the last three years or are one of the following:

  • Aviation security instructors of airports, airlines and their agents
  • In-flight catering agents
  • Air cargo agents
  • Equivalents in other transport modes
  • Relevant support services

You must complete your RFX Recurrent training every three years if you require an ID card to possess inert RFX training aids.

If you would like to find out more please contact us on 01302 288362 or complete the enquiry form below.


Here’s what our previous clients have said:

“Excellent in all respects. Put a lot of the ‘seemingly pointless’ security measures absolutely into context!”

BA CityFlyer

“Top level stuff! This displays the effects of explosives very effectively.”



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Call +44 (0)1302 288360 to speak to our team

Endorsed by International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC)

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