Deer Stalking Levels 1 and 2 Certificate

What is special about this course?

This Deer Stalking Short course, training and assessment has been designed to help you achieve the Deer Stalking Certificate at Level 1 or 2 or for Level 1 and 2 Deer Management qualifications.

The course has been designed to be as accessible as possible to allow you to gain this qualification. The National Qualification units are available online or by home study with tutorial support but one weekend attendance on a Scottish estate is required. Training and assessment for Deer Management Qualifications for professional stalkers, or anyone with an interest in deer management, is available.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements but knowledge of the subject area would be beneficial.
  • The use of firearms
  • Care of equipment
  • Care of the guest
  • Deer management and larder work
  • Deer biology and ecology
  • Deer identification
  • Wild game hygiene

The practical elements can take place at North Highland College UHI or on any estate or land approved by the landowner and North Highland College.

How will I study my course?

  • Open Learning

How long will my course last?

By negotiation

Where can I study my course?

  • Thurso

Start date

By negotiation

How much will my course cost?

Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • HNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management.
  • Enhanced career prospects within the game and wildlife management industry.

Is there more information available online?

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