What will I learn?
These practical and theory based courses will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to effectively manage a wide range of game species and their habitats.
You’ll undertake work placements on sportingÂ estates, giving you the opportunity to buildÂ your industry and employment contacts.
â€˘ Wildlife ecology
â€˘ Habitat management and estate andÂ conservation skills
â€˘ Deer management and stalking
â€˘ Game bird rearing and production
â€˘ Pest andÂ predator control
â€˘ Shoot management and firearm use
Optional Additional Qualifications
â€˘ Chainsaw and Brushcutter use
â€˘ All Terrain Vehicle Handling (Quad bikes)
â€˘ Award in Wild Game Meat Hygiene
â€˘ Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1
What grades will I need?
English andÂ Maths GCSE at grade C/4 plus three other GCSEs at C/4 or Level 2 at Merit.
What can I study next?
â€˘ Degree courses in Ecology and RuralÂ Estate Management
â€˘ Level 4 Apprenticeships
This course gives you the UCAS tariff points for entry to universityÂ
â€˘ Underkeeper or beatkeeper workingÂ on a sporting estate
â€˘ Wildlife ranger with the ForestryÂ Commission
â€˘ Deer manager