A little off topic, but if you're looking for basic marksmanship/rifle training and can't afford to shell out big $$$ for a class, why not look up a local Highpower match? It may not have the cachet of a tactical training class, but you will learn a lot and gain confidence in your rifle/carbine for very little cash. Basically, all you need to get started is the rifle, ammo, some sort of mat/pad, at least two mags and an open mind. Generally, there are people who are more than happy to coach a newbie - we were all newbies at one time or another.
Things you'll learn:
Basic positions - standing, sitting (or kneeling), prone.
Proper use of a sling (it really is possible to shoot accurately from prone without a bipod)
Natural point of aim
how to dope wind
how to use iron sights (yes, it really is possible to score hits @ 600yds or more without optics!)
malfunction drills - haven't met anyone yet that hasn't had a malf in the middle of a string at one time or another
rapid reloads - all stages are timed, can you acquire a position, load and fire 10 aimed rounds in 60 seconds (with 1 reload)?
how to rapidly acquire a stable firing position
how firing position affects POA/POI
rifle ergonomics - does that cool new tactical stock/forearm really fit you? or does that oversize charging handle whack you in the nose when firing prone?
reliability of your equipment - if it can't hold up to an 80rd. match, it ain't ready for tactical use, some of those tactical doo-dads hanging off of people's rifles tend to loosen up/fall off at the wrong time, better to find out during a match than in a life or death situation.
Sure, it's "just punching paper at known distances", but where else can you gain all of the above for a nominal entry fee?