Course Title: Level 2 Diploma in Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management
Course Code: CM214

Department: ACF
Course Type: Full time

An ideal introduction for school leavers who seek a career in game and wildlife management. The diploma provides the practical skills and knowledge that will help students gain employment within the industry.

You will acquire a wide range of knowledge, practical skills and industry experience from both your studies and work experience on a local shoot. The course includes game and deer management, habitat conservation, pest and predator control, estate skills and machinery operations.

This course is run in conjunction with the Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Wildlife Management (CM213)



City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

Course Content

Undertake work-related experience in the land-based industry
Environmental land-based business
Participate in practical estate maintenance
Introduction to land-based machinery operations
Introduction to game management
Introduction to pest and predator control
Estate maintenance
Tractor driving - including ATVs and brushcutters

Additional qualifications that are available (subject to satisfactory attendance and completion of assignments) include the City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Brushcutters. First Aid and Manual Handling are also taught. Much of the training towards these qualifications is included within the course and in most cases only assessment fees need to be paid by students wishing to achieve these additional qualifications.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including English and maths OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject. Interest and enthusiasm in gamekeeping and the countryside plus the ability to cope with written work.

Next Steps

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation Level 3 Extended Diploma Countryside and Wildlife Management

Career Opportunities

Assistant aamekeeper Beat keeper Under keeper Countryside assistant Estate worker Countryside contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing etc.