Countryside Management


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

Department: Countryside Management
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 in 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, woodland ecology, estate skills and machinery operation.

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

Units include:

- 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
- Deer Management
- Introduction to Pest and Predator Control
- Estate Maintenance
- Tractor Driving - including ATVs and Brushcutters

Additional qualifications that are available include the C&G (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.

Mon, Tues, Weds in College plus Thursday and Friday doing work experience with a gamekeeper.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 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

Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Countryside Management Game keeping Apprenticeship

Career Opportunities

-Assistant Gamekeeper -Beat Keeper -Under Keeper -Countryside Ranger -Countryside Warden -Estate Worker -Countryside Contractor - walling, hedge laying, fencing etc.