Our Level 2 course in Land and Wildlife Management is an ideal introduction to the rural industries. At Level 3, our specialist pathways in conservation and gamekeeping will help you build a specialist skillset for your chosen industry. Our conservation course will give you an understanding of woodland and farm habitat management, countryside recreation and ecological concepts. You’ll gain hands-on experience of carrying out species surveying, tree planting and coppicing, and be actively involved in the management of the Lackham estate, creating and cultivating habitats for British wildlife and learning green woodcraft skills.
The gamekeeping pathway centres on the running of a commercial shoot: you’ll be involved from start to finish and learn about each stage of the process. From producing game birds to working with dogs and beating, you’ll work alongside our experienced staff to gain a thorough understanding of the role of a gamekeeper on a typical lowland estate. Every year the course ends with a celebratory beater’s day. A gamekeeper’s skillset is incredibly varied, and this course will ensure you are equipped to start a career in any aspect of countryside recreation.