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College Courses for Gamekeeping Careers

There are a number of colleges and educational establishments offering courses related to the skills of gamekeeping.

This is not an exhaustive list of college courses. However we hope the college courses presented here will give you an idea of what is available near your location.

Please note that colleges regularly change their range of courses available. Please follow the college link for the most up-to-date listings.

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Colleges and Courses

There are a wide variety of college courses available in UK colleges. The courses range from Countryside Management through Conservation to Management of Deer and Fisheries. There are courses to suit every aspiration and all lead to professional qualifications which will enhance your prospects of working in the industry.

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CollegeAddressQualification and Course Title
Askham Bryan CollegeAskham Bryan, York, YO23 3FRLevel 2 Diploma Countryside & Environment
Level 3 Subsidiary and Extended Diploma Countryside Management
Level 3 Environmental Conservation and Habitat Management
Level 3 Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
Bicton CollegeEast Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BYLevel 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies (Environmental Conservation)
Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and the Environment
Apprenticeship in Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Wildlife and Environmental Conservation
Bishop Burton CollegeBeverley, East YorkshireIntermediate Apprenticeships in Game and Wildlife Management and Wildlife Management
Level 2 Diploma Countryside Management
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 2 Diploma Countryside Management (Game)
Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Game)
Foundation Degree Countryside Management (FdSc)
Foundation Degree Countryside Management (Gamekeeping) (FdSc)
Foundation Degree Countryside Management (Fisheries Management) (FdSc)
BSc Environmental Conservation
Borders CollegeNewton St BoswellsGamekeeping SVQ Level 2 & 3
Chichester CollegeNorth Heath,West SussexLevel 3 Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Coleg CambriaRuthin,DenbighshireCity and Guilds L2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment
Craven CollegeSkipton
North Yorkshire
Land & Environment Level 1 Foundation Diploma
Countryside & Environment Level 2 Diploma
Countryside Management Level 3 Extended Diploma
Environmental Conservation (Apprenticeship)
Environmental Conservation (Foundation degree)
Duchy CollegeStoke Climsland
Cornwall
Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management BTEC Diploma L2
Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management BTEC Extended Diploma L3
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Apprentice L2
Gamekeeping and Wildlife Apprentice L3
Easton & Otley CollegeEaston,NorwichLevel 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management (Gamekeeping)
Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management
Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management
Elmwood CollegeCupar,FifeNC Gamekeeping and Wildlife Conservation
HNC Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
Hartpury CollegeHartpury,GloucesterConservation and Countryside Management (BSc (Hons) / FdSc)
Countryside Management (Game) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
Countryside Management (Game) BTEC Level 3 Diploma
Countryside Management (Game) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Gamekeeping Residential Taster Course
Herefordshire and Ludlow CollegeHolme Lacy Campus, Holme Lacy, HerefordshireCountryside and Environment: Level 2 Diploma in Countryside Management
Countryside Management: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Lackham CollegeChippenham, WiltshireLevel 1 Diploma Landbased Studies
Level 2 Countryside Management
Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Gamekeeping and Fisheries
Level 3 Extended Diploma Gamekeeping and Fisheries
Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Conservation and Ecology
Level 3 Extended Diploma Conservation and Ecology
Intermediate Apprenticeships Gamekeeping
Advanced Apprenticeships Gamekeeping
Foundation Degree Game and Wildlife Management
Moulton CollegeMoulton,NorthamptonshireLevel 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment
Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management
Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management
Myerscough CollegePreston,LancashireBTEC Level 1 Diploma Land-based Studies (Countryside)
BTEC Level 2 Diploma Countryside and Environment
Countryside Management (Game Management) Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite
Countryside Management (Habitat Conservation) Level 3 Edexcel Diploma Suite
Newton Rigg CollegeThe Northern School of Game and Wildlife, Newton Rigg, Penrith, CumbriaLevel 2 Diploma (Gamekeeping option)
Level 2 Diploma (Countryside and Environment)
Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Game Management option)
Level 3 Diploma Countryside Management (Countryside Management option)
Gamekeeping Apprenticeship (Game and Wildlife Management)
North Highland CollegeThurso,CaithnessGamekeeping Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 2
Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management, HNC
Highland Gamekeeping NC
Northumberland CollegePonteland,NorthumberlandLevel 2 Diploma Countryside & Environment
Level 3 Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Countryside Management
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
Oatridge CollegeBroxburn,West LothianHNC in Countryside Management
HND in Countryside Management
NC in Countryside Management
Plumpton CollegeLewes,East SussexCountryside Management Foundation degree
Land-based Studies CAVA Level 3
Access to HE Diploma Landscape Design CAVA Level 3
BTEC Level 2 Certificate/Diploma in Game Management
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas/Certificate in Game Management
BTEC Level 2 Certificates/Diploma in Countryside & Environment
BTEC Level 3 Certificates/Diploma in Countryside & Environment
Reaseheath CollegeNantwich,CheshireCity and Guilds Level 2 Diploma Countryside and Environment
City and Guilds Extended Diploma Conservation and Wildlife Management
City and Guilds Extended Diploma Game Management
BTEC Extended Diploma Fisheries Management
A Level and BTEC National Diploma combination; Bushcraft and Experimental Archaeology
City and Guilds Extended Diploma Forestry and Arboriculture
Rural Pursuits LtdLlanfynydd,CarmarthenGamekeeping S/NVQ Level 2 & 3
Sparsholt CollegeHampshire

Full Time BSc (Hons) Conversation and Wildlife Management Top-up Degree
Full Time BSc (Hons) Ecology and Conservation Management
Full Time FdSc Ecology and Conservation Management
Full Time Level 1 Diploma in Game and Wildlife
Full Time Level 2 Diploma in British Nature Conservation
Full Time Level 2 Diploma in Game Management
Full Time Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Game and Wildlife Management
Full Time Level 3 Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management
Full Time Level 3 Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management

Part Time All Terrain Vehicles
Part Time Aluminium Phosphide Training
Part Time Burger Making
Part Time Butchery - Introduction to Preparing Lamb
Part Time Butchery - Introduction to Preparing Pork
Part Time Butchery - Preparing Poultry
Part Time Deer Carcass Handling
Part Time Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1
Part Time Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2 - Distance Learning
Part Time Environmental Data Management (IEMA)
Part Time Hedge Laying
Part Time Introduction to Environmental Management (IEMA)
Part Time Preparing Game for the Table
Part Time Sausage Making
Part Time Special Courses - Butchery
Part Time Stock Fencing
Part Time Turkey Dressing and Plucking
Part Time Venison Butchery
Part Time Vertebrate Pest Control - Rabbits
Part Time Vertebrate Pest Control - Rats
Part Time Waste Smart (CIWM)
Part Time Wild Game Meat Hygiene

Apprenticeship in Gamekeeping
Apprenticeship in Conservation
Apprenticeship in Butchery

Work Based Work Based Diploma in Game and Wildlife - Level 2
Work Based Work Based Diploma in Game and Wildlife - Level 3

UHI Millenium InstituteInvernessHNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management
Writtle CollegeChelmsford, EssexLevel 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment
Level 2 Diploma in Game and Wildlife
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Countryside Management
BSc (Hons) Conservation and Environment
Foundation Degree (FdSc) Conservation Management
Certificate of Higher Education in Conservation and Environment
Certificate of Higher Education in Conservation Management
Certificate of Continuing Education in Conservation Management

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