DSC1 is a four day course with tuition from National Gamekeepers' Organisation trainers and course manual supplied by the British Deer Society.

The National Gamekeepers' Organisation Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 takes place over four days if you also require your wild game meat hygiene certificate which allows you to sell your carcass and small game to a game dealer. As of the 1st April 2021 Deer Management Qualifications are no longer awarding candidates who pass the DSC1 the Large Wild Game Meat Certificate - with the NGO you will still be offered to take this qulification which gives you both large and small game

The course covers most aspects of deer management including identification of species and sex as well as legal requirements and firearms legislation.

The full course includes all course material, registration with Deer Management Qualifications after completion and tuition.

Candidates are also able to just attend the exam and shooting assessment for one day. They will get the course manual, DMQ (awarding body) registration and final assessment.

DMQ no longer include the wild game meat element in the standard DSC1 course but we are including a stand alone qualification so you will be able to gain the full suite need to start or continue your journey in deer management.

This course costs

£300 inc VAT - FOR DSC1 ONLY (Members price)

£350 inc VAT - DSC1 and Wild Game Meat Hygiene (Members price)

£410 inc VAT - DSC1 and Wild Game Meat Hygiene (Non-members price)

Upcoming Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 courses can be found in the events section of the website. If a course you are looking for is not listed or you require a course in your area please contact us.



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