Go for it
Iwould advise the same as the others, take what kit you've got along to Worcester and have a go! I'm doing my first HFT there on Sunday, not sure anyone I know will be there, but, I am sure it will have the same friendly, community atmosphere that I found when I took the plunge at my first FT shoot.
EV2 mk2 with 2009 big Nikko
HW97K with 6-24 Nikko Nighteater