Course type:

Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Gamekeeping)

Prepare for entry into an industry with a proud heritage, follow in the footsteps of gamekeepers and industry professionals who have a hugely positive impact on the countryside. This two-year course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the game industry and prepare you to enter the game and wildlife management industry.

You’ll develop practical skills in game management and estate maintenance, working on our 360-hectare campus and undertake the management of the college shoot and take part in the rearing of pheasants and partridges. You’ll strengthen your understanding of environmental science, conservation, business and management. This will prepare you for an exciting and ever changing industry.

An important topic on this course, and in industry, is wildlife and population ecology. Within this area you’ll focus on deer and other game species, learning how to control pests and predators for the benefit of the countryside and game. As part of your course, you’ll be able to study a countryside management topic of your choice, as well as complete a mini research project to uncover new knowledge. By completion, you should have a thorough understanding of you’re the game industry and be ready to start your career.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

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.

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