Support

The ability of a landholding/individual to follow WDBP guidance would depend on levels of knowledge and training, and identification of methods to fill any skills gaps. Below are details of training options offered by WDBP Partnership organisations to assist in identifying solutions for identified skills gaps and provide opportunities for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Ref: BPG Assessment & Support

1 Formal Education

a. North Highland Colleges

Gamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ2
Gamekeeping with Wildlife Mgt HNC
HighlandGamekeeping Nat Cert

b. Borders College

Gamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ2
Gamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3
Gamekeeping Nat Cert
Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management HNC

c. Elmwood College

ATV Quad Bike
Deer Management 1
Gamekeeping Nat Cert

d. University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Sustainable Deer Management
Post Grad Dip (CPD)

a. North Highland Colleges

For Deer Stalking short courses

b. Borders College

For Part time learning & short courses

c. Elmwood College

For gamekeeping sector

d. University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

 

For sustainable deer management

 

 

2 DMQ certification

a. BDS

Deer Stalking Cert 1
DSC2
BDS Deer Management
Stalking with a camera
Range Conducting Officer
MoD Rifle Range Competency
Deer Law & Liabilities

b. BASC

Pre-DSC 1
DSC 1
DSC 2
Deer Stalking- Intermediate Deer Courses
Novice Dogs for Deer

a. BDS

For Training

b. BASC

Training

 

3 SNH Fit & competent register

SNH

SNH Register

4 WDBP Guidance

Guides:

Deer Ecology & Behaviour | Deer Health & Welfare |  Planning | Firearms | Culling | Carcass Preparation | Habitat Impact Assessment | Crop & Habitat Protection | People and Resources

 

5 LANTRA courses/qualifications

Qualifications:

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