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SRUC Training Courses: Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2

Accrediting Body



Our DSC 2 programme is run as a Distance Learning course.

What is Involved?

Once you register with us, you will then receive your log in for your e-portfolio.To complete the DSC2 you are expected to demonstrate the whole process of culling a deer on at least 3 separate occasions by approved witnesses.
You are free to choose any accredited witness on the list you will receive to complete your stalks. If you choose one of the SRUC Barony Campus's accredited witnesses there is no guarantee that 3 deer will be shot but it is hoped that by working with qualified witnesses, the opportunities will exist.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of a Level One pass is required including the Game Meat Hygiene unit. Participants must have and provide details of relevant insurance through their membership with BASC, Countryside Alliance or equivalent; personal cover is advisable when doing level 2. Participants should be reasonably fit and in good health. Candidates are expected to know their diseases and gralloching before they undertake their Level 2.

Certification/Award on Completion

Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2

What you will need to bring


Course Dates

Candidates can register for their DSC2 at any time. Please contact our Barony or Elmwood Campus to register for your DSC 2.


Your DSC2 Registration is valid for a period of 3 years.

Start/Finish Times



SRUC Barony Campus; SRUC Elmwood Campus


£150.00 Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
For further information please visit:

How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Jackie Mackie (SRUC Barony)

01387 860 251

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Ann-Marie Duncan (SRUC Aberdeen)

01387 242 918