Land and Wildlife (Game)- Advanced Technical Extended Diploma

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code GAF005/12/PROG
Qualification Type Course Provider Certificate
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Is your passion in Game and Wildlife? If you’re looking to become either a Head Keeper or a Wider Estate Manager, this is the course for you.

Gamekeeping and wildlife conservation have much in common, both require the sensitive management of the woodland and countryside habitat. This course aims to provide you with the traditional practical skills required for the modern gamekeeper, who is also often responsible for estate management.

The course provides a practical understanding of game, fish and deer management along with the underpinning knowledge required by countryside managers. Whilst on the course, students will carry out wide and varied practical tasks related to gamekeeping on the college estate, supplemented by visits to various estates within the local vicinity. During your course, you will assist with running the College shoot.


  • Work Experience
  • Health and Safety
  • Estate Skills
  • Land-Based Machinery operations
  • Principles of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Countryside Recreation
  • Deer management
  • Use of firearms
  • Gamebird production
  • Shooting sport in the UK
  • Freshwater and wetland management
  • Environmental processes
  • Shoot management
  • Working Dogs
  • Commercial Deer Stalking
  • Pest and predator control
  • Business Management
  • Specialist Project
  • Woodland Habitat Management

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 4 or more GCSEs between Grade A-C (new grades 9-4) including English, Maths and a Science
  • Successful completion of a related Level 2 qualification 
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered 

Your next steps...

This course is aimed at those who are looking for a career in practical gamekeeping, fish management, deer management, and estate management. On completion of the course students can progress on to the Foundation Degree in Countryside Management or obtain employment in the following:

  • As an under keeper
  • Countryside ranger
  • Game Farm assistant
  • Gundog training
  • Deer stalker
  • Shoot manager
  • Pest controller
  • Estate Assistant
  • Gun shop assistant