Pre-DSC 1
Pre-DSC 1

Pre Deer Stalking Certificate

This course will equip the candidate with the knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness required to undertake basic rifle shooting as required for the Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) shooting assessment.

It is an ideal course aimed at beginner or novice shooters to improve their shooting abilities. There is no requirement for you to have a firearms certificate or your own rifle.

Safety issues will be covered in a classroom before moving on to the range for the practical aspects which will deal with shooting positions and rifle technique.

This course will offer the candidates plenty of time on the range using various centre-fire rifles and to practise the shooting test positions.

There will also be some time for discussion and explanations of other areas of the DSC1 course and assessments.

Rifles are available and ammunition will be provided. You can also bring your own rifle, however, if you do, please bring your current FAC with you.

Pre-DSC 1

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BASC members: £135.00

Non-members: £225.00

Candidates must be 18 years old or over.

In the event of insufficient bookings, BASC reserves the right to cancel the course. We will aim to notify candidates of cancellation as soon as possible before the advertised start date.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book be refundable as we will not be responsible for any losses candidates incur.

If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:



Charge members

Reallocation to another course
(only available eight weeks or more before the course start date)



Second reallocation to another course (only available eight weeks or more before the course start date AND only in exceptional circumstances)



Cancellation more than eight weeks before the course start date

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Cancellation less than eight weeks but more than four weeks before the course start date

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“Overall a very enjoyable and insightful event”

“Keep up the good work encouraging people into the sport!”

“Excellent, really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot”

“All as expected, professional and thorough. Would recommend to friends or family. Keep up the great work BASC do. Excellent and thank you.”

“The trainer was very knowledgeable and able to communicate clearly with students and very kind. Really pleased to have done the course.”

“Great intro to the subject, well presented and very good content”

“Excellent day and very informative, helped me no end with developing my skills for stalking.”

“A well-structured course with knowledgeable trainers.”

“Great day, very informative and enjoyable.”

“Really enjoyed the trainer’s company and the training. I was feeling nervous and the trainer made everyone feel very relaxed in my opinion.”