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BTEC Level 3 in Countryside Management (Game)

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Extended Diploma in Countryside Management (QCF)
Code 33
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


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.


  • 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.

Your next steps...

Students can progress to degree courses at the college in Ecology and Environmental Management, as well as Wildlife and Conservation Management.


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