This 2 day course covers the 7 key aspects of deer management both practical and theoretical.
All participants must hold appropriate insurance and must not be barred from holding a firearm.
A Firearms Certificate is not required.
Some experience of working with deer is desirable, as well as a working knowledge of the British Deer Society Training Manual for Deer Stalkers.
The course is a combination of theory and practical so expect classroom sessions and hill sessions.
An introductory half day, plus 2 days over a weekend. Full attendance is essential.
This course can be scheduled through any of our ten college centres depending on numbers. Call your local college centre for up to date information and to express your interest.
The cost includes most materials and equipment.
If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.
From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:
You could progress on to Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2
This qualification will put you in a better position if seeking work on a shooting estate.
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