Due to the current outbreak of COVID 19 we are delivering courses to government guidelines making sure they are COVID safe. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. If your course is going to be postponed, you will be contacted directly by a member of staff to discuss your options.
Location: Hill House Field Cottage
The BASC DSC1 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), a .22 centrefire ammunition bullet weight 50 grain or more and 1,000 ft lb muzzle energy. Rifles will be provided for those who do not own one.
Accommodation or lunch each day is not included in the cost of the courses.
•The course fee includes DSC1 registration with the awarding body.
•The training manuals will be sent on receipt of your course fee and booking form.
•BASC reserves the right to remove a candidate or halt the course due to unsafe or inappropriate behaviour or situations.
•Please note that no training takes place on the course for the shooting assessment and therefore is not suitable for beginners. If training is required for the shooting assessment you might like to consider a Pre DSC1 course.
Should there be insufficient bookings, BASC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the interests of fairness BASC will aim to notify candidates of cancellation as soon as possible before the advertised start date.
We strongly recommend that any accommodation you book is on a refundable basis, as BASC will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates in the event the course is cancelled.
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||N/A|
|2nd Reallocation to another course (only available 8 weeks or more before the course start date AND in exceptional circumstances)||£50||N/A|
|Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the course start date||£95.40||£194.60|
|Cancellation less than 8 weeks but more than 4 weeks before the course start date||£163.80||£126.20|
|Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course start date||£255.00||£35.00|
Please note that there will be a non-returnable charge of £27 for the training manual in the event of cancellation.
An experienced candidate may wish to undertake the assessment only, without the training. This is possible by booking onto an assessment only day, further details and costs are available from the Training & Education Department contact: 01244 573018.
1.Ammunition must be factory produced (no home loaded ammunition). .22 centrefire ammunition must be bullet weight 50 grain or more and 1,000ft lb muzzle energy.
2.Members who hold a current FAC will be required to produce it for inspection at BASC courses or events.
3.All members will be required to sign the Section 21 declaration at each course or event prior to shooting.
4.Members must not be a prohibited person under Section 21 1968 Firearms Act or under Article 63 2004 Firearms (N Ireland) Order.
Course only available to BASC members