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Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management Technical Diploma

Duchy College Stoke Climsland LEVEL: 3 Agriculture & Countryside Management


This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to manage a wide range of game species and their associated habitats. Our Duchy College Stoke Climsland campus has a small pheasant and partridge shoot which is used to demonstrate good practice and provide a platform for practical skills development by offering a realistic hands-on experience. We have 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.


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Ideal if:

You are interested in game and wildlife management and would like to develop the skills you will need to work in this sector.

You’ll need:

Five GCSEs at grade C or 5, including English and maths.

You’ll learn:

About 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 and understanding working dogs.


Realistic hands-on experience of working on game and wildlife habitat management projects, local sites, shooting estates and woodlands. Assessment includes both coursework and exams.

You’ll love:

Using the College shooting estates to gain skills in rearing game birds, the control of pests and vermin and managing and assessing the health and welfare of game. Opportunities for European study are also available.


Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Agriculture & Countryside Management
Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing



Start Date

September 2017


Stoke Climsland


1 Year full-time


Nick Taylor Course Manager - Conservation & Countryside

Nick has spent many years working in the conservation sector, in many roles: as a keeper at London Zoo, Taronga Zoo Sydney, the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe and as a warden at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. He's travelled the world to experience all manner of wildlife in their natural habitats, and has been to every continent except South America and Antarctica. For the last 15 years Nick has been teaching at Duchy College and is their resident expert in wildlife identification.
Wildlife Conservation & Zoology

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