If you would like a career that involves regularly being in the countryside and you have an interest in game and habitat management, then being a gamekeeper is the perfect career for you; there really is no better way to learn about gamekeeping than being out in the field, gaining hands-on training as an apprentice.
An apprenticeship will allow you to earn money while you are studying. In order to start your apprenticeship in gamekeeping you will need to join the Level 2 course and on successful completion you can then progress on to Level 3 and beyond.
The gamekeeping industry is constantly evolving and, as an apprentice, you will learn practical skills from your employer and the theory behind gamekeeping at college, giving you the best of both worlds and ensuring you are kept up-to-date with the latest advances in the industry.
Your studies at college will help enhance your practical learning and you will study how to assist in game shooting activities, how to control pests and predators and enforce appropriate predator control, how to control and improve game populations and how to manage public relations.
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You would like to pursue a career in the gamekeeping industry and earn while you learn.
GCSE English and maths at grade 3 or above, plus an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice.
This advanced apprenticeship is ideal if you would like to become a senior worker or manager, or prepare for university study. During this apprenticeship you will build on the knowledge you gained at Level 2 and further develop your skills, increasing your knowledge and understanding of practices relating to gamekeeping.
That we are the only College in the West Country delivering Gamekeeping.
Employment in gamekeeping or related industries or university study such as our FdSc Estate & Farm Enterprise Management or our FdSc Conservation & Countryside.
Peter Walters Programme Manager Gamekeeping & WildlifePeter has worked as a gamekeeper and estate manager most of his life and started working at Duchy College as an assessor. Peter was then offered the chance to set up the gamekeeping courses and has been with the College for eight years.
"Gamekeeping offers students the chance to learn outside the classroom and enjoy the countryside, while helping to manage game, wildlife and habitat. Our courses prepare students for a wide range of careers in this sector.”
*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.