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Gamekeeping

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Elmwood Campus

Content

This course provides the ideal mix of practical skills training and background knowledge. Elmwood 'keepers two estates in Fife and this is where your practical training will take pace. You will also experience residential visits to upland estates for red deer and grouse management.

Throughout the course students will be involved in all aspects of the provision and management of field sports including being actively involved in the preparation and running of shoot days at the local estate. During the course you will also have the opportunity to undertake industry certified courses such as Deer Management Qualification Level 1, ATV training and snaring accreditation.

Content includes: Deer Stalking; Use of Shotguns and Rifles; Pest and Predator Control; Gamebird Production and Hatchery; Gun Dog Care and Handling.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English.

Progression Routes

Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Environment, Conservation and Sustainability

SCQF Level

5

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals