Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) Level 3*
You’ll focus on deer and other game species, as well as learning how to control pests and predators for the benefit of the countryside. Our students play a significant part in game bird production, from rearing through to the processing of meat products. Expert lecturers will provide hands-on guided experience of managing, running and being involved in shoot days throughout the season. Conservation also plays a big part in this course. You’ll undertake more than 300 hours' of work experience and an extended woodland management project aimed at benefiting the countryside and wildlife. You could also gain additional experience, completing courses including ATV, Chainsaw Competence and the Safe Shot Certificate. Our strong links with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and the National Gamekeepers Association provide excellent industry connections for students, helping to ensure they’re career ready. Your progression opportunities Our students have gone on to complete specialist agriculture degrees at Hartpury University and other institutions. This could lead to a career as a: Learn to manage shoots, rear game birds and develop essential game management and estate maintenance skills on our 360-hectare campus.
• Trainee Reserve Warden • Trainee Estates Operative • Assistant Warden • Assistant Gamekeeper • Assistant Ranger
• Estate Management • Land Management
*Level 2 and 3 assessment | Depending on the course, you'll have one or two external exams each year, in addition to internal units assessed by assignments, practical and synoptic assessments and presentations.
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