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Gamekeeping Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Agriculture & Countryside Management
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   06/09/2021

Creating and maintaining good, healthy habitats which are beneficial to all wildlife is at the heart of a gamekeeper’s job. Gamekeeping has changed significantly over the years and while you will still be responsible for the husbandry of both reared and wild game for shooting, your time will also be spent helping to shape the countryside and protecting its species.

If you love working outdoors, care about the countryside and the environment and would like to make significant contributions to the biodiversity and conservation of rare species, then why not join the 5,000 full-time gamekeepers currently employed in the UK.

British gamekeepers currently manage approximately 7.3 million hectares of the land in the UK and work closely with farm managers and foresters to help conserve both game and wildlife, using economically viable estate management policies.

  What You Will Learn

During this course you will have access to Duchy College’s 283-hectare estate and woodlands where you will care for the College’s pheasants and learn about the management of game bird, deer, farm habitat, woodlands and fisheries. You will also study land-based machinery, working dogs, pest and predator control and will organise a number of shoot days from start to finish which will include costings, promotion, event preparation and running the activities on the day.

  Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, maths and science.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

  Progression

University study such as our FdSc Estate & Farm Enterprise Management or our FdSc Conservation & Countryside.

Employment in the gamekeeping or related industries.

Careers in this industry

- Game farming
- Pest control
- Estate maintenance
- Gamekeeper
- Ranger
- Estate manager

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# Gamekeeping # Conservation # Sustainablity # CountrysideManagement

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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