Deer Management Certificate

A truly holistic experience with the UK's leading deer management professionals, and in the most friendly, relaxed and informative atmosphere

Deer Management Certificate

This nationally recognised course – a customised provision approved by LANTRA AWARDS – is now in its eighth year. It is designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding in deer control and management at professional level, not only from the deer stalker’s angle, but from the estate management viewpoint.  It will increase your understanding of the complex issues that are crucial to appreciating how biodiversity, land-use, forestry and deer presence interact, and therefore how they can be managed without detriment to one another.

Who is it for:

The ADM course is specifically designed for those with some experience in deer management, especially those who wish to increase their professional portfolio, it is of equal benefit to those who may be seeking a career in professional deer and wildlife management.

It is equally of benefit to those who are involved in the formulation and implementation of management strategies, or indeed for land agents and managers who are seeking to enhance estate incomes through commercial deer stalking.

The course content covers:

  • Advanced Deer Management – Overview
  • Deer as part of the wider wildlife management program
  • Land designations & land-use implications for deer management
  • Deer damage & damage assessment techniques
  • Deer impact assessment techniques and equipment
  • Understanding population & meta-population dynamics
  • Census techniques and equipment
  • Cull & Observation records and using the information.
  • Large-scale or intensive culling operations
  • Ageing of live deer, and post-mortem ageing
  • Reproductive status assessment
  • Wild deer health surveillance and management
  • Habitat manipulation for deer control & management



 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.



Course Location


Hampshire &

North Yorkshire

2024 Course Dates Available

Hampshire  8th -10th March  

N. Yorkshire 15th – 17th March

  Hampshire 10th – 12th May

Hampshire 11th – 13th October

N. Yorkshire 18th – 20th October





Delegates must have some stalking experience


Eligibility for the course

Anyone can take this course

Request more information about this course

Call 01264 811155 or fill out the form below

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Mike made such an impression on me that my confidence is sky high and this along with a lot of hard work has landed me a massive estate.”

David M. – Lincolnshire

Unit 2, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge SO20 6BU

01264 811155