Course: BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management (Game)

Department: Countryside and Environmental Studies

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

This course aims to meet the needs of students who want to develop a career in game and deer management, pest control or other similar aspects of the industry. The programme uses many outdoor working areas for students to take part in practical game-keeping, estate skills and conservation management. Students spend 300 hours on work placement.


A range of pathways are available, dependent on your qualifications.

  • One-year Extended Certificate 
  • One-year Subsidiary / 90 Credit Diploma
  • Two-year 120 Credit Diploma
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • Principles of wildlife populations, ecology and conservation
  • Estate skills
  • Deer management
  • Pest and predator control
  • Shoot management
  • Stalking and shooting deer
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma.

Inese Martukane

BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management

“I think it is very friendly at Bishop Burton and I’ve been made to feel so welcome. I’m so pleased I came here.”