The British Deer Society has unveiled a new initiative to help DSC2 candidates complete the part of the examination that requires them to perform three culls.
It has signed up a 1,000-acre deer park in Sussex to provide a suitable location for the witnessed stalks to take place.
The BDS said candidates often struggled with this part of the qualification as they did not have access to their own stalking round, and the addition of the new park, operating the scheme on weekdays from October to February, would “modernise” the way the DSC2 was completed.
Dave Goffin, the BDS’s training manager, said: “This is a unique opportunity for DSC2 candidates to achieve their evidence in a short period of time and at a sensible cost.
“Candidates should be aware, however, that the scheme guarantees only that deer will be seen. The rest of the evidence will be down to a candidate’s knowledge, skill and ability.”
A two-day package costs £492.