What is special about this course?
This course is a combination of work-based and College training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification and work experience while in placement on an estate. Your lecturer/assessor will make regular review visits to your estate to monitor your training progress. Assessment and theory study will take place both at your estate and on block release at our Rural Studies Centre.
- A reasonably high standard of physical fitness.
- To be considered for a place on this course you must successfully secure employment with a sporting estate and be 16-19 years old.
- Satisfactory interview with North Highland College UHI and estate representatives.
- Assist with the management of public relations and access to a sporting estate
- Control vertebrate pests and predators using traps
- Monitor and maintain health and safety
- Assist with heather burning activities
- Stalk and cull deer
- Maintain game populations
Introduction to the many skills required by the modern day gamekeeper, learning the daily routine of a sporting estate and safe working practices in a remote rural environment.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
The training organiser will make regular review visits to your estate to moniotr your training progress.
Assessment and theory study will take place both at the estate and on block release at Thurso.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Is there more information available online?
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