Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1

Level1and2certsCroppedAbout the Qualification.

The Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) is a foundation level course in deer stalking. On successful completion of the course and it’s assessments the candidate will have a good theoretical knowledge of all aspects of deer stalking including, the law, safety, ballistics, deer species and their biology and ecology, humane culling, carcass handling and hygiene. The candidate will also prove they can meet a set standard of marksmanship during the shooting assessment. The course also includes the Large Game Meat Hygiene certificate enabling the successful candidate to sell to an Approved Game Handling Establishment. *** NOTE – The issue of a Trained Hunter number will be moved from DSC1 to the completion of DSC2 for all candidates booking onto the course as of 1st April 2021 ***

IMG_3451About our Team.

Deer Central’s DSC1 course is run ‘in house’ by our own BASC approved Trainer/Assessor team. Our instructors are qualified and highly experienced both in the deer industry and in teaching and instructing. 

The benefit of an Assessor led course, apart from the depth of experience, is the flexibility of content delivery which can be adapted to suit the current level of the candidates and our understanding of the assessment process.  Whatever your level of experience you can be sure that our relaxed and informal but professional approach will provide you the best environment for learning the course content.

About our Venues.

We can run our course from any suitable location in the UK for any number of candidates. We are currently based in West Dorset.

Please use the online form at the following link to,

  • book a place on a course,
  • register your interest/request details on a future course,
  • book assessments for retest or food hygeine upgrade,
  • book DSC1 assessment only.


To enquire about one to one courses or organising a private course for a group please use our contact page or our facebook messenger. You will find our public upcoming courses listed at the bottom of the page.

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