As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the game and wildlife industry. This apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications made up of a Diploma in Work-Based Game Management, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
- Monitoring game populations and habitat
- Assisting with the management of public relations
- Supporting game shooting activities
- Maintaining game populations.
This apprenticeship usually takes between 15 and 18 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the college for further progression.
Work on a large country shooting estate helping to organise shoots, creating and preserving habitats for wildlife for conservation organisations and many more.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.
BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management
Richie spent three years working in manual labour before deciding to return to education to improve his prospects. He is a volunteer with Natural England and his interests include bird watching, sports and keeping fit.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: I really like the location. It is close to major cities and historic market towns, yet on the doorstep of some outstanding landscapes, like the Yorkshire Wolds, North Yorkshire Moors and North Sea coastline. I also love the fantastic library and range of resources. It is a great environment to study in.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The many fascinating modules on the course, including those which I did not think I would be as interested in at the start. I love learning new knowledge about the countryside each day.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to work in the outdoors in a role that is linked to travelling, the environment and conservation.