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shootpics.co.uk maintains this list of colleges offering gamekeeping courses and countryside management courses. Please contact us to make additions or amendments.
For jobs in gamekeeping visit the 'vacancies' page.



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Gamekeeping College Courses etc

Bishop Burton College - Beverley, Hull

Borders College - Scottish Borders

Chichester College -  W Sussex

Coleg Gwent - check site

Coleg Llsfasi - check site

Duchy College - Cornwall

Easton College - Norwich

Elmwood College - Fife

Herefordshire Tech - Hereford

Kingston Maurward - Dorchester

Moulton College - Moulton, Northants

Myerscough College - Preston, Hutto

Newton Rigg College - Penrith, Cumbria

North Highland College - check site

Northumberland College - check site

Plumpton College - Lewes

Sparsholt College - Nr Winchester, Hampshire

Walford & N Shropshire - L2 Shrewsbury

Walford & N Shropshire - L3 Shrewsbury

Wiltshire College - Wiltshire




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.

LATEST - July 2012

Lecturer in Gamekeeping and Countryside Management


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.
 
   Essential Criteria:
  •  An HND/FDSc/BSc in Countryside Management or related subject
   Desirable Criteria:
  •  Teaching Qualification
  •  IFL Membership
   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 shootpics.co.uk team.  12/07/2012 MYER/sha


Positions on Shoots Required for Trainee Gamekeepers:

Apprenticeship in Gamekeeping & Wildlife Management 2/3
Walford & North Shropshire College

Gamekeeping level 2   ...   Gamekeeping level 3

  • 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:
  1. Level 2 Diploma work-based Game & Wildlife Management
  2. Three certificates:  Quad/Mule course,  Basic First Aid, Trapping Techniques
  3. 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.
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