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Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels. The emphasis of this course is to develop the practical skills and gain the knowledge required of a full-time gamekeeper. This is a demanding career and students need to show significant commitment to the course to be successful in this industry.

Work experience and practical skills development are essential components of this course.

Students will contribute to the running of the college estate, including running shooting days and assisting in the rearing Programme.

Course content

Course content includes:

  • Game Management
  • Game Bird Rearing
  • Working Dogs
  • Deer Management
  • Estate Construction Skills
  • Game Ecology
  • Machinery Skills
  • ATV training

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (including a Science at Grade C)
  • or First Diploma (normally Merit overall) plus 2 GCSEs Grades A-C or other Level 2 qualifications.

Future opportunities

  • Foundation degrees in Ecology and Conservation Management or Agricultural Management at Easton & Otley College
  • Other Higher Education courses
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 11 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      Located seven miles west of Norwich, the campus is right next to the Royal Norfolk Showground and a mere stone’s throw from Longwater Business Park. Set in over 200 hectares of idyllic farmland and countryside, Easton is a picturesque part of the world to continue your education and enhance your prospects for the future.