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Lackham’s 1600 acres of ancient woodlands, gardens, farmlands, river frontage, lawns and deer park make the perfect classroom for innovative practical learning, transforming your passion into a career.

If gamekeeping is your passion, our facilities make Lackham the perfect place to study and start your career.

Our A-Level equivalent Level 3 gamekeeping pathwayin conservation and gamekeeping will help you build a specialist skillset for your chosen industry. 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.

What our students say

I’d like to go into an organisation like the Wildlife Trust or RSPB, and this course is giving me the practical skills to do so


Land and Wildlife Management

I enjoy the Game Days on Fridays, when we learn all about shooting, dogs, pest control as well as being out in the field – and we’re still learning out there.

Darcy Gove

Level 3 Gamekeeping

Meet your lecturer

Chelsea Bubb,
Lecturer in Countryside Management (Gamekeeping),

Chelsea completed her Foundation Degree in Countryside Management at Lackham, topped up to a Bachelor's at the Royal Agricultural University. She has spent time working on a mixed commercial shoot including rearing over 10,000 birds. She has two dogs: Bella, an English Springer Spaniel and Dudley, a 6-month-old Wirehaired Dachshund. Chelsea enjoys all field sports and can regularly be found out shooting.

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