Shooting & Hunting Academy
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Welcome to the Academy
Through the Academy, shooters, hunters and those involved in the use of firearms, can gain an in depth and unique level of training that enables them to shoot better, behave more effectively in the field, up their strike rate and learn new skills.
Crucially, for those new to deer stalking, the Academy also offers the 'Proficient Deer Stalker Certificate Level 1' (PDS1) a nationally recognised course, that is accredited by both LANTRA and UK Rural Skills (UKRS).
Welcome to the Shooting & Hunting Academy, an easy access, convenient platform delivering quality, structured training at a time and place that suits you.
Proficient Deer Stalker PDS1 Course
Proficient Deer Stalker PDS2 Course
Large Game Meat Hygiene Course
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. I am completely new to deer stalking, is the PDS1 course for me?
Q. What is the difference between DSC1 and PDS1?
Unlike the DSC1, which is delivered in a classroom setting and delivered on specific dates, the PDS1 can be achieved through online training and one-to-one instruction at a time and place that suits you.
Q. I have an existing Firearms Certificate (FAC) but want to get a variation to be able to shoot deer, will the PDS1 help with this?
Q. I am visiting the UK from abroad and wish to understand what is expected of me before I arrive, does the PDS1 help with this?
Q. Is the PDS1 an established and recognised qualification?
A. Accredited by both the UK's leading awarding bodies in land-based industries - LANTRA and UKRS, the PDS1 is a nationally recognised course that has been running for over a decade and has been awarded to hundreds of candidates. It is also recognised by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Police and countless Landowners.