Some of the above websites are pretty tricky. You may have to dig around to find the gamekeeping courses.
If you are looking for gamekeeping courses, gamekeeper courses, or land management courses, shootpics.co.uk is here to help! Shootpics has a list of known colleges (shown above) associated with gamekeeping and land management / countryside management. If you are aware of any other colleges offering gamekeeper courses or countryside management courses, please let us know and shootpics.co.uk will add them to the list.
Salary: £20,686 - £28,506
Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
Closing Date: Thursday 9th August 2012
Our client requires a Lecturer in Gamekeeping and Countryside Management to teach gamekeeping and estate management subjects to FE students.
An HND/FDSc/BSc in Countryside Management or related subject
Key tasks and responsibilities:
To teach and assess gamekeeping and estate management subects to Level 1, 2 and 3 students
To be responsible for the day to day management and leadership of a designated FE countryside management course.
For a comprehensive list of criteria and duties, please refer to the college Job Specification.
About the College: Myerscough specialises in education and training for the land-based and sports industries. Last year there were around 6000 students, of whom 2000 were
full time, and a little over a thousand study Higher Education. Subjects include in motorsports, mechanisation, sports and leisure, golf, arboriculture,
landscape design, animal care, equine studies, horticulture, and farriery/metalwork. Short courses for industry range from crane handling to crop spraying,
and short leisure courses from caravan manoevring to floristry.
The apprenticeship is a training scheme aimed at teaching the skills needed to become a full time gamekeeper.
On average, an apprenticeship lasts 2 years.
The learning program has been designed to meet the needs of both the young person and the estate.
Each student is visited at the work placement every 6 weeks, at which time a plan of assessments and seasonal requirements are discussed with the headkeeper . One day at college is required out of the shooting season. This can be a block release depending on the candidate locality.
Each student undertakes 3 separate sections to complete the Apprenticeship:
Level 2 Diploma work-based Game & Wildlife Management
Three certificates: Quad/Mule course, Basic First Aid, Trapping Techniques
Two key skills
Providers/shoots are required to pay the apprentice as detailed below.
16-18 years old - £2.50 per hour for the duration of the course
19+ years old - £2.50 per hour minimum for 1 year, then minimum wage
On average this works out at £95 per week
The College is based near Shrewsbury but we are looking to widen our area of both shooting estates and trainees,
so wherever you are located, please do contact us.
Students, please use this specific form to contact the college Shoots/estates can use this form. (To follow) (27/03/2011)
NB: We are very keen to supply information about the life of a gamekeeper .... and will gladly publish a few articles written by gamekeepers to help others - particularly 'a year in the life of a gamekeeper' or similar articles.
Bob Preston kindly supplied a very popular article for shootpics.co.uk about picking-up .... a few gamekeepers or under-keepers could do similarly and receive full accreditation or remain anonymous - the choice is yours.
Please note that spelling/grammatical errors may be corrected and editorial control remains with shootpics.co.uk.