Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Gamekeeping)

Overview

This course has a strong focus on game through both theoretical and practical sessions.

You will gain invaluable experience on our 286 hectare farm estate participating in various gamekeeping duties. Additionally you will undertake management of the Red Deer herd.

Some of the subjects you will study include fishery management, deer management, pest and predator control, gamebird production, woodland management, ecology and conservation, land-based machinery operations and an investigative project of your own choice of topic.

This course is a mix of both written and practical assessments. The practical resources of Home Farm will be utilised during the teaching and wherever possible commercial activities will be undertaken.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum five GCSEs at Grade C (or 4 where numerical grades are being used) or above, which must include English Language and Mathematics.

Why study Agriculture at Hartpury College?

Whether you’re studying Agriculture, Engineering, Farm Mechanisation or Gamekeeping, our 500-hectare farm estate will be your classroom.

You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in every aspect of farming and estate operation; whether it’s milking in the dairy unit, maintaining farm machinery or active participation in routine farm and gamekeeping duties.

Key information

  • Finance

    There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. For the lowdown on everything finance related you can click below. 

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  • Accommodation

    Living in on-site accommodation is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. With support from 24 hour wardens seven days a week, you can be sure that your time at Hartpury will be a safe and enjoyable experience.

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  • Transport

    If you are not able to live on campus or would prefer to go home every evening, there are different transport options available, from minibuses to coaches to public bus companies. Student transport is based on three zones and charging bands. 

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Thinking of Hartpury University Centre for your degree?

Our degree courses are all developed with support from employers, ensuring that when you graduate you will have the skills and qualifications that they want. That’s why 98.6%* of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating (*DHLE data from 2014-15 graduate survey).

Plus don’t forget that if you are enrolling on a Hartpury University Centre course after completing your A Levels or Diploma at Hartpury, you will be entitled to a £500 cash bursary in each year of the course!

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