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BTEC National Certificate in Gamekeeping This two-year, Level 3 course is unique in the UK, and for more than a quarter of a century, has been the national benchmark for traditional gamekeeper training. It was started in 1973 and is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical training in gamekeeping. Approximately half the course time at College is spent on theoretical studies and half on practical. The subject matter is predominantly gamekeeping related. Time at the College is also supported by blocks of work experience and studywork weeks away from the College. The course covers a wide range of topics relevant to the needs of the industry, for example: An investigative project in countryside management Ecology of game Gamebird production Working dogs Shoot management Pest and predator control in countryside management Deer management Use of firearms in land-based industries Fisheries management Additional skills and qualifications When your learning agreement is discussed with your tutor early in the first term, you will be advised of extra skills and qualifications which are built into the course programme. These secondary learning goals are selected on the basis of their importance to the industrycareer in which you are interested. They will contribute to your employability and will enhance your CV. These may include the following certificates of competence: ATV (all-terrain vehicles), quads Brushcutters Lantra Game Meat Hygiene Certificate Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 Employment and career prospects Successful students following this course have an excellent record of gaining relevant employment in the UK and abroad. They mainly find employment as gamekeepers but some also as waterkeepers. The majority work within the private sector on sporting estates. Students with the necessary qualifications may progress to higher level qualifications in related subjects. Preferred entry requirements Academic qualifications: Candidates should possess four GCSEs (or equivalent), at A, B or C grade. These should include English, mathematics and a science-related subject, preferably biology. Other relevant qualifications may be accepted, e.g: BTEC First Diploma, City and Guilds Certificate. Mature students who have considerable part-time or voluntary experience in the above fields may also be considered. Practical experience: Students are strongly recommended to have undertaken at least one year's full-time practical experience. Where this proves difficult, a practical introduction to the industry and its skills may be obtained through the First Diploma course. Relevant employment includes gamekeeping, countryside warden or forestry work. Course Facts at a glance: Duration: 2 Years Tutor: Rod Greenwood , BSc (Hons), PGCE, NDGW. Qualification: Level 3

BTEC National Certificate in Gamekeeping This two-year, Level 3 course is unique in the UK, and for more than a quarter of a century, has been the national benchmark for traditional gamekeeper training. It was started in 1973 and is designed to provide students with a theoretical and practical training in gamekeeping. Approximately half the course time at College is spent on theoretical studies...

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