Professional Training

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Professional Training

Deer Stalker & Firearms Training

Designed for the individual, this family of courses will take you from complete beginner, through intermediate training up to a professional level that has allowed selected graduates to join the Jelen team.

Introduction to Firearms

A starter course that teaches all you need to know about the safe and effective use of Air rifles, Shotguns and Hunting Rifles.

Introduction to Deer Stalking

Learn about deer stalking from professionals. A 1-day course to inspire you to become a great deer stalker.

Pre PDS1

For those looking to get upfront training in a format that suits you & to give you a seamless transition into your PDS1.

PDS1 deer course

PDS1 Training & Assessment

The Proficient Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 is a nationally recognised Deer Management Course, that is accredited by LANTRA and UK Rural Skills (UKRS)

Pre PDS2

This Bespoke course focuses on the subjects that you find most challenging ahead of your PDS2 Assessment.

PDS2 training

PDS2 Training

The PDS2 is a Deer Stalking Qualification that is designed to follow on from the foundation skills achieved during the PDS1 or DSC1.

Advanced Marksmanship for Stalkers

This course is perfect for when you want to get the best out of yourself and your equipment at extended ranges.

Deer & Wildlife Management Training 

This family of courses is designed for the professional operator who needs to gain specific vital skills and experience to manage and advise on deer estates, handle wildlife who may have escaped, been injured and who need to be dispatched ethically/humanely in co-operation with local police forces in the UK.

Humane Animal Dispatch


Become a qualified HAD operator to the standard above and beyond that required by Police Constabularies.

Urban Deer Control & Management

Meeting your needs to enable you to take a professional approach to managing deer in the urban environment.

Deer Management Course

 The DMC course is designed to enable you to formulate and deliver professionally-based management strategies, so you can advise landowners on a range of options available to control wild deer.

Eligible for the Forestry Commission’s Forestry Training Fund


Deer Stalking Development

This specialised course shows you how to become a top class deer stalker, and will help you reach a standard that you never thought possible.

Live Animal & Capture Training

Live capture is an extremely rare and valuable skill which few companies have the experience and know-how to teach effectively.

LANTRA Animal Capture, Immobilisation & Live Animal Care

This course will help you to be able to deliver this highly specialised service to a range of clients. Taught by Vets and Qualified Operators, there is simply no other course to match it.

Horse Capture & Handling

This bolt-on course instructs you in the art and science of equine capture and subsequent care of the immobilised horse.

Cattle Capture & Handling

Escaped cattle can present a range of challenges, and this course helps you to make the right decisions to effects safe and humane capture and recovery of cattle.

Basic Dog Trapping

The capture and recovery of stray or escaped dogs requires a range of specialised skills and
equipment. This course teaches you the best way to achieve this, keeping you and the animal safe.

Radio Tracking & Telemetry Training

The capture and recovery of stray or escaped dogs requires a range of specialised skills and equipment. This course teaches you the best way to achieve this, keeping you and the
animal safe.

Night-time Capture of Animals

Being able to capture animals at night in a range of environments represents the pinnacle of live animal capture skills. This training will help you become a top class animal capture

Large and/or Dangerous Animal Dispatch

Learn from the professionals how to carry out the safe, humane and efficient dispatch of Large/Dangerous animals.

Carcass Management & Processing

We have a moral imperative to make the very best use of any animal that we are prepared to kill. This family of courses provides what you need to help you achieve that under Jelen PWS professional guidance.

Venison Butchery, Processing & Cookery

Making the best use of your venison carcass and preparing it for the table.

Culling & Gralloching

Overcome the BIG challenges in gralloching, inspecting and processing deer carcasses with this 100% hands-on course.

Bespoke 1:1 Training

You tell us which area of training you require, and we write and deliver a bespoke one to one certificated course on any subject from knife sharpening to advanced animal capture.

Online Training

Currently, our DSC1 and Humane Animal Dispatch courses are available online, and many more courses will be online soon.

 LANTRA is one of the leading awarding bodies for land-based industries in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.  Lantra is accredited by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for ISO 9001:2015 and ISMS 27001:2013 for Skills+.  It is also recognised by Ofqual, SQA, and Qualification Wales.

Other main areas of engagement are:

Conservation Grade Deer Management

Park and Farmed Deer Consultancy


Live Animal Capture

How to achieve effective deer control on your estate in 7 simple steps

Mike and the team at Jelen provide a professional and relaxed environment that truly enhances the learning experience. I went in with a decent amount of background knowledge and came away with a wealth more information. I’d definitely recommend to anyone considering anything to do with deer and wildlife in the UK.


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