Deer Management Qualifications Ltd

Setting the standard for wild deer management



DSC2 is a practically based qualification which enables candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and competence in legally, safely and humanely culling deer and dealing with carcasses hygienically. The DSC1 is a prerequisite for DSC2.

The DSC 2 is assessed on the basis of evidence that the candidate collects. The key document for recording this evidence is the DSC2 portfolio with which you are provided at registration. Once registered, candidates have three years to submit the DSC 2 portfolio, any evidence that is more than 3 years old will not be considered.

DMQ strongly recommends that candidates obtain practical experience under the guidance of a competent person before registering for DSC2. Candidates are also advised to consult the Best Practice Guides issued for England and Wales  or the Best Practice Guidance for Scotland, depending on where you live or stalk.

DSC2 is a stand alone qualification but is aligned with the National Occupational Standards and can be used as evidence towards the deer elements of the Gamekeeping NVQ/SVQ if required.

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