Learn the practical skills needed for a career in gamekeeping and wildlife management. Set in over 700 acres of stunning countryside, the Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus is the ideal place to learn the practical skills you’ll need for further study or employment.
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You already work in or would like to work in game and wildlife management.
English and maths GCSEs at grade D or 3, plus an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice.
How to assist in game shooting activities, control vertebrate pests and predators and enforce appropriate predator control. You’ll also learn about game populations and habitats, how to improve game and wildlife habitats and about management of public relations and gaining access to a sporting event.
To undertake further specialist pathways of your choice relating to: fisheries, deer, game birds, heather burning, use of chemical means of pest control or handling and care of animals. You’ll also work towards a Level 2 functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
Earning money while gaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Employment in game and wildlife management or further study such as our Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 or an advanced apprenticeship.
Natalie Pidgeon Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management Diploma
"My dad's a gamekeeper and the Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management Diploma involved everything he was doing so I can help him whilst learning. At college we rear all kinds of game including feeding them during the day plus things like welding and tractor driving. Everyone gets involved, you share experiences and I've learnt a lot so far. I'd like to carry on and take the Level 3 here."
Robb Dunn Head of Land-based & Food Studies
Food and farming expert Rob Dunn has recently joined the leadership team for Duchy and Bicton College had has taken on the role of curriculum lead, overseeing education provision across the region and projects such as the new Future Farm scheme; the £10 million creation of a new skills centre, dairy unit and pioneering research centre at Duchy College Stoke Climsland. Rob has worked at a number of land-based colleges around the UK. Rob also presents a weekly farming show for a Cornish radio station and is a judge for the British Farming Awards.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.