Course type:

Level 3 Extended Diploma Countryside Management Year 2

Follow in the footsteps of gamekeepers, stalkers and industry professionals who have a hugely positive impact on the countryside. You’ll develop practical skills in game management and estate maintenance, working on our 360-hectare campus and take part in the ongoing restoration of our ancient woodland.

This two-year 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

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

  • Environmental science
  • Conservation
  • Business
  • Management
  • Wildlife and population ecology

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 undertake an extended woodland management project to develop your conservation purposes as well as to benefit game. You’ll also be trained to use and operate firearms, to run a lowland shoot and to use industry-standard machinery.

Career and education opportunities

On completion, you should have a thorough understanding of your subject and be ready to progress into Higher Education or into full employment.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

Achieve a merit or above in Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Countryside Management, grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics and receive a satisfactory reference from course tutor

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

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