Courses & Masterclasses

The UK's leading online training platform for those involved in shooting, hunting, the use of firearms and the management of wildlife

Shooting and Hunting Academy is registered with the' UK Register of Learning Providers' (UKRLP) which means it is a recognised legal entity in the UK as verified by a recognised legal source and according to UKRLP standards. Registration Number UKPRN 10094027


Proficient Deer Stalker PDS1 Course

PDS1 is LANTRA and UKRS accredited course delivered by a trusted provider of deer stalker training. The PDS1 is nationally recognised Deer Management course that delivers 'Trained Hunter' status.
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Proficient Deer Stalker PDS2 Course

Deer Stalking Qualification that is designed to follow on from the foundation skills achieved during the PDS1. The level 2 course consists of two elements, a taught element delivered online and a practical demonstration of skill by the candidate in the field. Read more  

Large Game Meat Hygiene Course

Certificated course that complies with Food Standard Agency (FSA) guidelines that enable candidates to become trained hunters and place large game meat on the market for human consumption.
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Proficient Deer Stalker PDS1 Approved Verifier Course

Approved Verifiers (AVs) are required in all areas of the UK to verify the skills of PDS1 candidates who have completed the PDS1 Online. If you are a professional stalker, have DSC2, PDS2 are a Range Officer or equivalent, become an AV by taking this course and getting registered. Read more  

Best practice guidance for use of firearms in Zoos & Wildlife Parks

Accredited by LANTRA and developed specifically for those involved with Zoos & Wildlife Parks, CDS delivers an online firearms training course designed to comply with the requirements of UK Legislation and BIAZA guidelines.
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Grey Squirrel Management Course

Grey Squirrel Management course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively control grey squirrel populations in UK forests and woodlands. The course is essential for those involved in conservation and  forestry management.


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