.dsc 1 dsc 2 are for badge collecters not hunters ..
I agree there are some very good stalkers that have no qualification or 'Badges'.
What it is, is a minimum standard of training on which to build you own skills upon. A lot of landowners are refusing stalking to unknown people with out the DSC1 on insurance grounds. I.e Proven competence. It is aminimum qualification on all FC land now I understand, and indeed I have heard talk of DSC2 becomming minimum.
So, no, it doesn't prove you have 10 years on the hill, but it proves you taken time to gain a very basic understanding.
Same goes for a driving test, It proves you have the basic understanding on which to build you skills.
Would i go out with someone who has just passed their test. No. But they are legally insured and able to gain experience.
That is my opinion anyway.