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Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management C&G Diploma Level 2 at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

An ideal introduction for school leavers who seek a career in game and wildlife management. The Diploma provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment in the industry.

You will acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both your studies and work experience on a local shoot. The course includes game and deer management, habitat conservation, woodland ecology, estate skills and machinery operation.

This course is run in conjunction with the Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management (CM213).

Course content

Units include:

  • Undertake work-related experience in the land-based industry
  • Environmental land-based business
  • Participate in practical estate maintenance
  • Introduction to land-based machinery operations
  • Introduction to Game Management
  • Deer Management
  • Introduction to Pest and Predator Control
  • Estate Maintenance
  • Tractor Driving - including ATVs and Brushcutters

Additional qualifications that are available include the C&G (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Brushcutters. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.

Mon, Tues, Weds in College plus Thursday and Friday doing work experience with a gamekeeper.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in gamekeeping and the countryside plus the ability to cope with written work.

Financial information

Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course.  You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.

Materials required:

Basic Stationery - Pens, paper, calculator and lever arch files - Suitable Outdoor Clothing - Practical clothing is necessary at all times. The clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year. Polo shirts and sweatshirts can be purchased at the College. - Protective Overalls - All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager. - Steel Toe Capped Safety Boots - All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager - Wellington Boots for some practical's - Waterproof Clothing - Tetanus protection is recommended.

Future opportunities

Assistant Gamekeeper, Beat Keeper, Under Keeper, Countryside Ranger, Countryside Warden, Estate Worker, Countryside Contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2016
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