Training Courses


Please note members receive a discount on booking fees, if you are a member please login first to book onto courses.

Country Sports Ireland delivers a broad range of high quality, professionally delivered training courses that are externally accredited and accepted by all the relevant statutory authorities in every part of Ireland.

For example, the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course is acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting under licence on Coillte lands and also National Parks and Wildlife Service in respect of Section 42 Licence applications.

The Country Sports Ireland Large Wild Game (Deer) meat hygiene course is also recognised by the appropriate Competent Authorities throughout Ireland (Food Safety Authority of Ireland and Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine in the Republic of Ireland) and also the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland.

Country Sports Ireland training courses are also externally accredited by Lantra – a leading training awarding body for the land-based/countryside sector. This is important independent recognition of the quality of training and assessment delivered by Country Sports Ireland.

A link to our unique online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners by email when confirming their place on a particular Country Sports Ireland competency course. For those who prefer hard copies of training manuals they are available to purchase via the Country Sports Ireland office.

Demand for Country Sports Ireland training courses is often very high and places limited so booking in advance is essential. Country Sports Ireland Members should 'Log In' to the member’s area before booking to take advantage of the discounted price for members. Non-members can join Country Sports Ireland online before booking and then book at the discounted rate if they wish to.

Available Courses

Deer Stalking Training Course
Midlands National Shooting Centre of Ireland, Tullamore

Non-Members Cost : € 175.00 (A deposit of € 75.00 is required)

Members Cost : € 150.00 (A deposit of € 50.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course covers all relevant topics such as deer biology & species identification, legislation, safety, ballistics & shooting performance, carcass handling & inspection, common diseases and parasites found in wild deer. The course is acceptable to Coillte for any person hunting deer under licence on Coillte lands and also acceptable to NPWS in respect of Section 42 License applications. Access to our fantastic new online training resource is provided FREE of charge to all learners who book on the Country Sports Ireland Deer Stalking Training Course.

15-Aug-20 9.30am to 5pm


Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 (DSC1) – 11th & 12th September 2020
Creggagh Field Target Club, Draperstown

Non-Members Cost : £ 275.00 (A deposit of £ 75.00 is required)

Members Cost : £ 250.00 (A deposit of £ 50.00 is required)

The Country Sports Ireland DSC1 course will cover all relevant topics such as identification and ecology of 6 UK deer species, UK and NI deer & firearms legislation legislation, safety, ballistics and shooting performance. A DSC1 certificate will be issued to all those who successfully complete the course assessments. There is also a Game Meat Hygiene section of the course with a certificate also issued to all candidates who successfully complete a multiple choice paper.

11-Sep-20 12 September 9.30am to 5pm


Please note: Country Sports Ireland reserves the right to cancel or alter arrangements for any course should there be insufficient bookings or in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We will notify course attendees as soon as possible in these circumstances

LANTRA approved
Premier Game Limited
GMK