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Gamekeeping NC

Level: SCQF 5

Available at these campuses: Elmwood

About the Course

GamekeepersThis course is designed for people who would like to pursue a career in the gamekeeping sector.

It provides a blend of theory and extensive practical skills.

This course provides the ideal mix of practical skills training and background knowledge. Elmwood 'keepers two estates in Fife and this is where your practical training will take pace. You will also experience residential visits to upland estates for red deer and grouse management.

You will be involved in all aspects of the provision and management of field sports.

Your practical skills will be further enhanced on two work placements totaling a month – the perfect chance to show a potential employer what you’re made of. You will also take industry certificates such as the Deer Management Qualification Level 1.

Duration: 1 academic year

Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 National 4s including English.

Course Content

The areas covered on this course include: Deer Stalking, use of shotguns and rifles, pest and predator control, shoot day skills, grouse management and the production, rearing and release of game birds.

Progression Options: Successful learners may apply to progress onto higher education courses in gamekeeping.