DSC Level 1 course in Wales

These BASC courses are designed for the sportsman or woman who has recently taken up stalking and is seeking further advice and guidance. The courses will provide an insight into and a wider understanding of deer stalking techniques and deer management and comply with Meat Hygiene Regulations 2004, in respect to Large Game. The successful delegate will be awarded the Deer Management Qualifications Deer Stalking Certificate Level One Certificate.

BASC will be running the a DSC1 and pre-DSC1 FAT day course in Wales in early 2009, further details to follow.

Please note:

  • Accommodation or lunch each day is not included in the cost of the courses.
  • The course fee includes level one registration with the awarding body.
  • The training manual will be sent on receipt of your course fee and booking form.
  • Candidates must be members of BASC.
  • BASC has the right to remove a candidate or halt the course due to unsafe or inappropriate behaviour or situations.
  • Should there be insufficient bookings, the course may be cancelled. (There will be a non-returnable charge of £27 for the training manual in the event of cancellation).

These BASC courses are designed for the sportsman or woman who has recently taken up stalking and is seeking further advice and guidance.   The courses will provide an insight into and a wider understanding of deer stalking techniques and deer management.  The successful delegate will be awarded the Deer Management Qualifications Deer Stalking Certificate Level One and Large Game element of Wild Game Meat Hygiene requirements to meet the Food Hygiene regulations 2004.

If bringing your own rifle, it should be minimum .240 calibre and ammunition should be factory produced – no home loading.  If the course is run in Scotland any deer legal calibre may be used. Rifles will be provided for those who do not own one.

Demand for the DSC1 courses is usually very great and places are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis. If you wish to reserve a place, please complete the enclosed application form and return it to me with the full course fee.  I regret I cannot take bookings over the phone.

Demand for the stalking courses is usually very great and places are allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. If you wish to reserve a place please contact the Training Department on 01244 573 018 or email

NB. There is a cancellation fee for candidates that drop out of the course within a certain timescale.  If a candidate drops out within 2-3 months of the start date the cost will be £50, if it is within 1-2 months the cost will be £75.  If a candidate drops out in under 1month from the start date none of the course costs will be refunded.  Regretfully, BASC is unable to cover any fees committed to organising a course when candidates drop out within one month of the event.

ORGANISE YOUR OWN DSC1 ASSESSMENT

It is possible to organise your own DSC1 assessment days using qualified assessors. No training is given on these days, so they are only appropriate for knowledgeable stalkers. Think of it like turning up for your driving test. The process will vary, but works something like this.

  • You will get together a group of knowledgeable stalkers – six would be a reasonable minimum number.
  • That group should then contact a qualified assessor. Details from BASC Training Department
  • The organiser of the group will return the assessment day REQUEST FORM to the BASC assessment centre. By this time an assessor will have agreed to work on the day and their details should be recorded on the form.
  • The assessment centre will then accept or decline organiser’s request by post. (The day may need to be rearranged if test materials are already committed to other assessment days running around the same time.)

Your assessor will now handle many of the arrangements for you, but typically you will have to arrange the venue, range etc. This would be agreed between you and the assessor. For full information contact BASC Shooting Standards Department on 01244 573018.
 

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