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Thread: Available Level 2 funding via the Bursary fund

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    Available Level 2 funding via the Bursary fund

    As you may recall we have provided level 1 training for some time, the truth is the last course we ran proved difficult to fill so we have decided to try an alternative scheme. One of the biggest initial costs of level 2 is the registration fee, the stalks can be done over time giving the candidate time to save up/make arrangements to complete their port folio, especially as the registration fee is set to increase substantially this year. As it does not matter where you register we have made arrangements for the registration to be done via Barony college.

    All the prospective candidates have to do is apply via PM to me, we shall consider the request and inform successful candidates of their next step. This will be to contact the registration office at the college via an email address which we will supply, the candidate will be asked to provide the necessary details and will receive their portfolio through the post, at present that is as it will all be changing later in the year when the entire process becomes electronic and done via the cloud. The college will bill us for the registration fee, the candidate has no dealings with the finances at all, how is easy is that?

    We are hoping that at the present rate of supporters club membership, and registration fees we will we able to fund a candidate each month.

    We await the expected flood of applications, good luck.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Top site this,
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I've been a supporter of the site since the scheme started and I'm very happy to continue being so, as part of the fee has supported novices to complete their level 1 dsc. Level 1 in my opinion provides a very important (basic) theory base for those interested in taking up deer stalking.

    level 2 on the other hand (as we are all probably aware) is a practical assessment of the skills gained following level 1. It is usual for the prospective candidate to have expended time and effort and not least money gaining the level of proficiency to 'pass' level 2.

    Level 2 (in my opinion) should not be viewed as a necessary step for all but one which any may choose to take should they feel the need.

    I question the validity of providing bursary money for those intending to take level 2 for a few reasons but mainly because I feel the money would be better used on education at a more basic level for novices.

    To provide some context to this, I have recently submitted my portfolio for level 2 and hope to receive th award soon. This comes on the back of a year where I haven't been working (through choice as I look after out young children), I have been diagnosed and treated for cancer, have partially lost the sight in one eye.

    Through all this I made some hard decisions and decided that to me gaining level 2 was a priority, I saved for registration and paid stalks (as my ground doesn't allow visitors) and completed my portfolio. It was hard to do but worthwhile and certainly not beyond reach for anyone serious enough about it.

    I am aware that I will be disagreed with by many (not least the site ownership) but the above is my opinion and I hope it's not presented in such a way as to cause offence to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmer_mike View Post
    I've been a supporter of the site since the scheme started and I'm very happy to continue being so, as part of the fee has supported novices to complete their level 1 dsc. Level 1 in my opinion provides a very important (basic) theory base for those interested in taking up deer stalking.

    I question the validity of providing bursary money for those intending to take level 2 for a few reasons but mainly because I feel the money would be better used on education at a more basic level for novices.


    I am aware that I will be disagreed with by many (not least the site ownership) but the above is my opinion and I hope it's not presented in such a way as to cause offence to anyone.
    Ditto, I fully agree with helping to fund level 1, as some police forces require it, but not level 2.

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    Once again a Big hand clap from me , what other site would give this as gift and chances to a chap or lass to move on well done lads . P_M I hope you turn the corner mty and overcome as best one can that horrid cancer

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    Hi Jayb,

    This is not meant to be overly critical of your efforts or intentions I think they may have been a bit misdirected.

    I think it might be better is you just give a grant towards DSC-1 costs. There are lots of providers all over the country and organising people for the length of time for an entire course is as you found out difficult to say the least.

    Maybe grant for DSC-1 is a good idea rather than trying to run SD DSC-1s. I don’t think level 2s are perhaps the way to go for getting people into stalking.

    Of course I’m not a supporter, just an economist by profession who is keen on seeing efficient application of funds to help our sport.

    Best wishes,

    Scrummy
    "He who drags the deer has the last laugh (mainly because he has to get his breath back)"

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    I think the DSC 2 support is a great idea. There's quite a few folks who want to use the DSC 2 to help turn their DSC1 theory into good practice and its a good way to do so. I'm in exactly that position, and before anyone asks, not wishing to avail myself of the bursary as there will be many others more deserving.

    Good idea John and hope you attract the right folk.
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JockStalk View Post
    I think the DSC 2 support is a great idea. There's quite a few folks who want to use the DSC 2 to help turn their DSC1 theory into good practice and its a good way to do so. I'm in exactly that position, and before anyone asks, not wishing to avail myself of the bursary as there will be many others more deserving.
    Ditto on the above.

    To some the little bit of financial help from here will mean a very great deal.

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    Great idea

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    As with the thread that is already running about costs, if you cannot pay for DSC1 how are you going to pay for your stalking. It is great helping others but there comes a time when most have to pay for any stalking. Some that have had the bursary, work and then put on here were they are tripping off to what they have bought and how much stalking they have, in my opinion there are more needy. At no time have I read about anyone giving back the money. It is incredibly hard for the site owners to choose who needs are the most and they have more pressing things but I think that is why there are not more supporters

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