Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ) is
a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, which maintains the Deer
Stalking Certificate (DSC) standard, quality assures the assessment process,
and administers the awards.
The aim of the Standard and related assessments is to enable candidates to demonstrate their understanding of basic deer management principles and to show competence in legally, safely and humanely culling deer, and dealing with carcasses hygienically.
Our role is to develop and maintain a progressive approach to deer management standards and assessment, linked to the recognised current National Occupational Standards (NOS). DMQ is supported in this by a number of organisations listed on left.
We do not carry out assessments or training. Assessment may only be offered by DMQ accredited Assessment Centres, all of which also offer training.
Our Quality Assurance Group maintains and updates the DSC1 and DSC2 standards and assessment procedures, and assures, through external verification, the consistency and validity of assessment and internal verification processes.
Administration support for DMQ is provided by the BASC at Marford Mill - see Contact Us . Assessment materials for DSC1 are maintained and supplied by the BDS.