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Deer Stalking Certificate – DSC1


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 One and Large Game element of Wild Game Meat Hygiene requirements to meet the Food Hygiene regulations 2004. If bringing your own rifle, it must be a deer legal calibre.  Ammunition should be factory produced (no home loaded ammunition), .22 centrefire ammunition must be bullet weight 50 grain or more and 1,000 ft lb muzzle energy.  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.


Course length

4 days


BASC members  £290


Please select the course you wish to attend and complete the online booking form.

Additional information

  • Accommodation or lunch each day is not included in the cost of the courses.
  • The course fee includes DSC 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.

Cancellation policy

Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserve the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to provide candidates notification of cancellation as soon as possible prior to the advertised start date. There will be a non-returnable charge of £27 for the training manual in the event of cancellation.

The DMQ registration fee of £35.00 will be refunded when not transferring.

We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation you book are refundable as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates. If for any reason you cancel your place on the course then the following scale of charges may apply:-


Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date) £25
Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date £95.40
Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date £163.80
Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date £255.00

An experienced candidate may wish to undertake the assessment only without the training.  This is possible by booking onto an assessment day only, further details and costs available from the Sporting Services department.

For Further information and course dates contact BASC Sporting Services 01244 573018. For further information on the DSC 1 Assessments and DSC1 Questions Banks please follow the link below

“An intense course but adequately spread out over four days. All aspects were thoroughly covered and explained so that the candidate had a good understanding. Trainers were extremely approachable on issues. Great course and highly recommended.”

“Very good balance between classroom and practical aspects.”

“Very beneficial; excellent course tutors. Gained great knowledge.”

“Very knowledgeable and experienced instructor who brought the subject to life. Good to have BASC in sessions to facilitate discussion and add depth/clarity.”

“Would highly recommend to a friend. The knowledge bank of the trainer has helped greatly in understanding the ecology and management of deer. Not just a course so you can finally make money out of your venison. Very good.”

“A very full and thorough course delivered by a very experienced trainer; real life anecdotes and examples proved both entertaining and enhanced the educational experience. Really good.”

“Can’t fault the trainer at all. Was unsure on the course before starting. First day I knew I had made the right decision.”

Plaudits Just a quick email to say thanks for Sunday, and to feedback my thanks to Trevor, the course was excellent (although stressful!), I had not realized how in depth it would be, it was thorough, and the training was very good indeed. I could not have taken the tests/exams without the training course, just reading through the manual etc, and other literature is not enough.  I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of taking up deer stalking – it was fantastic.  BW  14 October 14

October 2018

21 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018 Deer Stalking Certificate 1 - Haltwhistle, Northumberland **Fully Booked** Hill House Field Cottage, Blenkinsop,Haltwhistle

November 2018

08 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 Deer Stalking Certificate 1 - Wadhurst, East Sussex **Fully Booked** Wadhurst Park, Wadhurst,Wadhurst

15 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018 Deer Stalking Certificate 1 - Thoresby, Newark, Nottinghamshire **Fully Booked** Thoresby Estate, Perlethorpe Village Hall,Ollerton

30 Nov 2018 - 03 Dec 2018 Deer Stalking Certificate 1 - Essex Shooting School, Epping, Essex **Fully Booked** Essex Shooting School, Woodside,Thornwood Nr Epping

February 2019

22 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019 DSC1 Course - Baronscourt Estate, Newtownstewart, Northern Ireland Baronscourt Estate, Baronscourt,Newtownstewart

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