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Thread: Gains from dsc2

  1. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by jubnut View Post
    incorrect.
    Incorrect - according to FCS ranger posts I have seen advertised holding DSC2 is nor a pre-requirement. Gaining it within a set period of time is.

  2. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by slider View Post
    Incorrect - according to FCS ranger posts I have seen advertised holding DSC2 is nor a pre-requirement. Gaining it within a set period of time is.
    How long ago where these posts advertised?

  3. #83
    I still want to hear more about the 6 year old plasterer.

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    I am going through the DSC2 process at the moment, one of the big problems for me is the One file system. I’m not computer literate as far as anything other than i am doing now. One file crashes it doesn’t work straight away with iPads or macs, i needed to down load something else to make it work. It randomly corrupts files so they are unreadable, it loses information posted on it as a friend has testified doing a completely different qualification.
    For a while every other evening it had crashed so you could do nothing.
    I think most qualifications you get allocated a tutor, which could run you through what is required and how to use the program. DSC2 does not provide this. How i wish i could go back to a manual and pen and paper..
    I hope that it shows that stalkers have reach a certain competency. It’s then up to them if they apply that knowledge. I know if i were a land owner/manager i would ask for it. Due diligence, if something were to happen.

  5. #85
    Recently submitted portfolio. Entirely by email. Zero use of the website by any of the parties...so far

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  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by lambic View Post
    Recently submitted portfolio. Entirely by email. Zero use of the website by any of the parties...so far

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    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by hoodwink View Post
    I am going through the DSC2 process at the moment, one of the big problems for me is the One file system. Iím not computer literate as far as anything other than i am doing now. One file crashes it doesnít work straight away with iPads or macs, i needed to down load something else to make it work. It randomly corrupts files so they are unreadable, it loses information posted on it as a friend has testified doing a completely different qualification.
    For a while every other evening it had crashed so you could do nothing.
    I think most qualifications you get allocated a tutor, which could run you through what is required and how to use the program. DSC2 does not provide this. How i wish i could go back to a manual and pen and paper..
    I hope that it shows that stalkers have reach a certain competency. Itís then up to them if they apply that knowledge. I know if i were a land owner/manager i would ask for it. Due diligence, if something were to happen.

    Talk to your assessor, they should do more to help you with what is clearly a busted system...

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Milligan View Post
    +1



    Talk to your assessor, they should do more to help you with what is clearly a busted system...
    The system is not 'busted' as such, it just isn't compatible for all electronic means which let's face it change on almost a daily basis.
    Only the candidate and the Assessor have access to the onefile site anyway. All you need to do is email your evidence to the assessor in something like 'word' document format. The system was designed using Adobe software. ICR's and candidate narratives have editable PDF's which are not difficult to use. The main problem is, that the system assumes a certain level of computer literacy, which unfortunately not all deer stalkers have!
    The AW can only witness you stalks. Talk to your assessor for guidance on your portfolio.
    MS

  8. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by rodp View Post
    So, completely out of the blue "These areas were previously managed by people that didn't hold such qualifications" just decided to change the rules? Although managed quite competently previously, and without any prompting from outside sources, they suddenly decide "nah, can't have this, we'll get rid of these blokes who've been here ages and get someone in with DSC2". An odd decision for a privately owned shoot I would have thought, to just disrupt an established and smooth running concern for the sake of a bit of paper?

    Once DSC2 becomes the norm for some, and uptake tails off I wonder how long before DSC3 becomes a requirement?
    S
    Ah how very true , what many many people can't see / choose to ignore is that this industry is self perpetuating and it's in the interest of AWs and so called deer managers to pedal these " qualifications " as let's face it that's how they make their living , I took dsc 1 some years ago after I'd already been stalking for quite a while as I was interested in some FC land , it was ok but to be honest I'd have been better spending the money on highseats and stalking gear it's made zero difference to getting ground / stalking , in the meantime I was offered my own little bit of ground which has slowly grown so that now I look after 10,000 acres (7000 on my own , 3000 with another stalker to help him out ) generally stalking about 2-3 days a week the landowners and keepers I work with aren't impressed by bits of paper rather by results and reputation , so to anyone starting out I'd advise them to question why so many " deer managers " are screaming at them that they Need these bits of paper to get stalking you really dont get out and get some real world experience
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  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey Spanker View Post
    The system is not 'busted' as such, it just isn't compatible for all electronic means which let's face it change on almost a daily basis.
    Only the candidate and the Assessor have access to the onefile site anyway. All you need to do is email your evidence to the assessor in something like 'word' document format. The system was designed using Adobe software. ICR's and candidate narratives have editable PDF's which are not difficult to use. The main problem is, that the system assumes a certain level of computer literacy, which unfortunately not all deer stalkers have!
    The AW can only witness you stalks. Talk to your assessor for guidance on your portfolio.
    MS
    The system is overly complex for what the actual work flow and requirement is hence the work around of mailing the assessor with everything.

    The aw should be able to upload using the candidate number, their number and a registered email address. The forms can be amended to avoid using sensitive pii.

    The pdf templates get bloated very quickly with a 2 page doc going to 7mb if you edit and save a few times.

    Any online system where the presentation layer is not adaptive in this day and age is not going to be fit for purpose as the balance of pc to mobile traffic has shifted. Not everyone has a pc with ie on it.

    Just my opinion though...

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  10. #90
    this new system discriminates against non computer literate /older dsc1 holders.as my 12 year old computer does not allow me to send emails and i am not in a position to buy new and if i could, i could not use the new one correctly.this is a very unsatisfactory as i would like to do the dsc2 ,i dont need to but would like to.i would like to be given a chance at least

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