I came into this subforum and felt compelled to post and ask whether there are any on here that are attending the DSC1 course in Cornwall at the end of April this year? I have a place on the course and I am studying the materials intently. It's VERY interesting and I am enjoying reading it a lot.
If anybody reads this that has already been on a DSC1 course, is it fun and enjoyable? Do people have a laugh and socialise on the course whilst, of course, being serious and focus on being there to learn? How many people are generally on each course? Are the tests hard? Such as the first test where the pass mark is 40/50 or whatever. Anyone got any idea of practice questions? Also, does anyone have any examples of the type of images they use in the visual identification test in which you have to identify species and gender? Would be lovely.
As for the shooting assessment, would you consider it as not too difficult for someone who has been shooting since he was 10 (and is now 19) with an airgun and clay pigeon shooting and do you get a decent amount of practice at a range or something whilst you are there?
Is there a lot of walking/running done and how long is the observation-esque test where you are with an observer and they assess your safety when moving around obstacles and deciding which shots are safe and which shots are unsafe?
I am sorry if any questions seem 'too much' in terms of seeming like I am trying to cheat, this is NOT the case! I am just the type of person who is very inquistive and organised and likes to know what will be going on before I arrive! .
Thank you in advance to anyone that chooses to reply, I look forward to speaking to you!