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Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management EDEXCEL BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Duchy College

Course description

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to manage a wide range of game species and their associated habitats.

Using the College shoot and Shooting estates to gain skills in rearing game birds, the control; of pests and vermin. managing and assessing health and welfare of game.

Duchy College has strong links with the game conservancy, BASC, National Gamekeeping Organisation, Countryside Alliance, National Trust, RSPCA and the RSPB. We regularly work with Local shoots, Cornwall and Devon Wildlife Trust and Duchy Woodlands.

Course content

Duchy College has a small pheasant and partridge shoot used to demonstrate good practise and provide a platform for practical skills development by offering a realistic hands on experience.

A wide range of subjects are covered,

Game bird management 

Deer Management

Pest and predator control

Farm Habitat management

Shoot management

Woodland management

Land based machinery operation

Game and Coarse Fisheries management

Understanding working dogs

Entry requirements

You will need to be at least 16 years old and to have 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science. Or have completed a BTEC Level 2 Diploma or the City & Guilds National Certificate in Countryside and the Environment with units at merit and two distinctions.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course it  will offer you the opportunity to progress onto the Foundation degree Estate and Farm Enterprise Management(subject to apporval). Or into employment opportunities such as Gamekeeper, Fisheries officer, River Keeper, Countryside ranger, Reserve Warden, Estate manager or  worker, Environmental projects officer, forester and Wildlife and Conservation officer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 June 2015
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