Course type:

Level 3 Extended Certificate Countryside Management (Game)


Follow in the footsteps of gamekeepers, stalkers and industry professionals who have a hugely positive impact on the countryside. This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the game industry. The mix of theoretical and practical learning will prepare you for a successful career in your chosen field.

What you will study

You’ll develop practical skills in game management and estate maintenance working on our 360-hectare campus.

Alongside undertaking activities such as lowland game keeping, you’ll strengthen your understanding of:

  • Environmental science
  • Conservation
  • Business
  • Management
  • 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.

You’ll also undertake an extended woodland management project to develop your skills in woodland management for conservation purposes as well as to benefit game.

Career and education opportunities

On completion, you should have a thorough understanding of your subject and be ready to progress onto the final year of the Diploma in Countryside Management.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English Language and either Mathematics or a Science.

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.

Two students holding lambs

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

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