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The BDS runs training courses each year across the UK in line with our mission to ensure healthy, valued and sustainable wild deer populations across the UK.

Understanding our wild deer species coupled with knowledge and skill is essential to ensure deer are managed humanely and with welfare as a primary concern. 

The following terms and conditions are necessary to ensure we can continue to offer the best possible training in a way that is both cost-effective and in line with the charity’s mission.

Programme Description

  • Due to the nature of the training courses and our commitment to continuous improvement, BDS reserves the right to change the course content and/or trainer, at any time.

Programme Dates and Venues 

  • BDS reserves the right to alter or cancel published dates and change venues without liability.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the event of a cancellation where an alternative cannot be provided, monies received in respect of that course will be refunded in full, less the current cost of the training manual.
  • In the event of a candidate cancelling up to 60 days before the start of the course, monies received in respect of that course will be refunded in full.
  • Cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start of the course will forfeit 50% of the fees, less than 30 days no refund will be given.
  • In the case of your non-attendance (excepting unusual circumstances) no refund will be given.
  • All course transfers will incur a £25.00 admin charge, (available up to 8 weeks before the course start date).
  • We strongly recommend that fees for any accommodation or travel you book are refundable as BDS will not be responsible for any losses incurred by candidates.

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