Can you clarify the difference between "basic" and "beginner"? Is the course you are proposing the right place for someone with NO prior firearm experience or training?
Basic courses are what they teach people who just purchased their first handgun. How to load a magazine, basic firearms safety, how to chamber a round, trigger pull, how to clean the piece, etc. Very entry level stuff to allow you to shoot the pistol for the first time w/o killing yourself or others.
This course, labeled Beginner but may be leaning more towards intermediate, would cover the basics of tactical handgun usage and what's listed above. If you know how your pistol works, have more than 500 rounds down range, own a quality pistol, an OWB holster, some belt/carrier mag pouches, you'll be fine.
A few things of note, if all you have is a POS Lorcin that jams every 3rd round or don't have a basic understanding on weapons manipulation (how to chamber a round without thinking about it, safety toggling, magazine loading, etc.), you probably want to buy/borrow another pistol and bone up on your skills before this course.
Classes progress as fast as the group can learn the skills being taught, if you're going to slow everyone down, people won't be getting as out of the class as they could. This doesn't mean you need to get everything right the first time, you'll be learning new skills and there will be some ramp up time before it sinks in. It does mean that you need to bring your A game, consider this a Track day or Racing school, show up ready to be safe, shoot well and learn how to better defend yourself and family.
Also worth note, I'm not teaching this course, just trying to gauge interest for the instructor; if I can get enough people in, he'll fly out for a few courses. I stand to gain nothing here aside from hooking CLSB up with a quality training course with personalized attention.