Cormac Thompson

Qualification & subject:
Diplomas Level 3 National Diploma Countryside Management
Runs Commercial Game Shoot

Cormac studied Level 3 National Diploma Countryside Management at Hartpury and now runs Commercial Game Shoot.

Cormac's Hartpury Experience

"Aside from the outstanding facilities at Hartpury, the opportunity to gain practical shoot experience by acting as a beater on shoots was a big draw. It enhanced my industry experience while I was still completing my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Game Management, and helped me gain the confidence and practical skills to step up to my current role."

Developing Industry Connections

"Having completed my studies, I am now in charge of running the College Shoot at Hartpury. The commercial shoot runs regularly throughout the season, generally from September to February, and I am also involved in the rearing and management of all our game bird species. This has been my dream since a young age as my grandfather was a keeper and my father used to take me shooting. The outstanding support I received whilst studying at Hartpury stood me in excellent stead and I went on to win the prestigious National Gamekeepers’ Organisation award for the student of the year."