“The lecturers have given us lots of contacts with estates throughout the year. The best part of the course for me was going out on practicals and meeting employers."Niall Wright, Level 3 Game and Wildlife
This highly successful department provides training courses for gamekeepers and those involved in all aspects of estate and wildlife management. Sparsholt College has an enviable reputation in the industry providing training for gamekeepers employed by some of the country’s most important estates including the royal estate at Sandringham. This reputation makes Sparsholt a first choice for employers and the skills, knowledge and expertise of our teaching staff is acknowledged within the industry as second to none.
With an estate spanning 450 acres, our own herd of sika deer and a dedicated game and wildlife centre, students are given every opportunity to develop hands on skills ready for further study or employment within this niche sector.
Game and Wildlife Centre; rifle and shooting range; Sika deer herd; semi-ancient natural woodland area; fishing lake which attracts wildlife and wetland species…
“I studied Agriculture and Environmental Science at Newcastle University and have taught hundreds of gamekeeping students (some of whom are now head keepers on prestigious estates across the country). I also enjoy deer stalking and manage roe deer on two local estates.”