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Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management Level 2 Apprenticeship at Sparsholt College

Course description

Gamekeepers work in the countryside looking after areas managed for shooting. They make sure that there is enough game for their shoots, actively manage wildlife habitats and organise shoots.

With some experience of helping out on a shooting estate, the ideal apprentice will have a passion for the countryside, enjoy working outdoors, be good at practical tasks, good at communicating and good at working as part of a team.

Course content

An apprenticeship in Game and Wildlife will provide the essential skills required by an Under Keeper.

These include monitoring and maintaining game populations (birds and deer) and their habitat; constructing, maintaining and repairing structures and surfaces; controlling pests; assisting in game shooting activities; caring for animals used in support of gamekeeping and wildlife management.

An apprenticeship will also help develop a professional working style, safe working practices, awareness of the work environment and communicating effectively with colleagues and customers.

Other skills will include functional skills needed in the work place (Maths, English, ICT) and specialist qualifications such as the NPTC Certificate of Competence in All Terrain Vehicle Handling and the Lantra Certificate in Wild Game Meat Hygiene.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sparsholt College directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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