DSC1 Online Training 

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

Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC 1) Online Study Package


Our online Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) study package is designed to provide you all the technical information you need to achieve your DSC1 qualification. The learning package is structured in such a way to maximise your learning capability, occasionally challenge your beliefs, but ultimately make you a more focused, compassionate and efficient deerstalker. The DSC1 is the entry-level training online course for all unsupervised deerstalkers.

It trains and assesses deerstalkers’ ability and underpins technical knowledge and critical marksmanship skills. Jelen’s DSC Level 1 Online is, without doubt, the UK’s most exceptional home study package, featuring 30 separate modules that cover every subject required, and a unique self-testing facility designed to enable you to gauge when you are ready to take the written and practical assessments.  Your online training will be enhanced by purchasing an optional printed manual as part of the learning process.

The modules typically feature a video lecture with one of the company’s professional team.  All 30 modules are available immediately.  Each module features a self-testing facility so you can keep abreast of your learning development. 

The core areas of online tuition are:

Theoretical (based on the bank of DSCL1 questions) 

  • Natural History of the six species of British Deer

Meat Hygiene (Large Game & General) 

  • Carcass Handling
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Deer Observation Pre-Shot
  • External examination
  • Gralloching & Pluck Inspection
  • Carcass Extraction
  • The Deer Larder – Environment &  


  • Deer Open Seasons
  • Firearms Legislation
  • The Deer Act
  • Meat Hygiene Legislation 
  • Practical and Theoretical Safety Training 
  • Equipment Quality & Handling
  • Ammunition
  • Security of Firearms & Ammunition
  • Safe Rifle Handling & Maintenance
  • Safe Shooting Procedures
  • Pre-shot Checks 
  • Terrain & Climate Risks  


Rifle Shooting for DSC1

  • Rifle Geometry
  • Safe Rifle Handling
  • Shooting Techniques
  • Minimum Shooting Standards

Practical rifle marksmanship & Shooting

  • POI Point of Aim
  • Shot Placement, Reaction & Consequences

Deer identification

General Characteristics, Key ID features, for:

  • Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)
  • Sika Deer (Cervus nippon)
  • Fallow Deer (Dama dama)
  • Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus)
  • Chinese Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis)
  • Muntjac Deer (Muntiacus reevesii) 

The above is not the complete list of topics covered.

Online courses can be accessed at any time and by most electronic platforms.

** Please note that this online training package does not include the cost of the assessment. 




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Having recently attended a DSC1 course with Jelen PWS, I should like to thank Mike Allison and his team for a really enjoyable and informative course. A very professional yet relaxed tone was set from the outset, and this ensured candidates were able to give of their best during the assessments in a great environment – and certainly left us wanting to learn even more on the follow up courses Jelen PWS can provide

Lloyd T.

Jelen wildlife training

Unit 2, Chilbolton Down Farm, Stockbridge SO20 6BU

01264 811155