North Highland College UHI

Gamekeeping For Skillseekers Svq Level 2

North Highland College UHI
In Caithness

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Important information

Typology NVQ
Location Caithness (Scotland)
Duration 2 Years
  • NVQ
  • Caithness (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    2 Years

Full time training with attendance on a block release basis at The NHC-Thurso

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (1)
Where and when



Caithness (Highlands and Islands)
Main Centre, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE


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· Requirements

No formal entry requirements but candidates should be physically fit. Available to Skillseekers: contact Careers Adviser in first instance.

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Course programme

Qualification SVQ Level 2 in Gamekeeping

SCQF level : 5

  • Thurso
Start As required

Duration Two years

Career National Certificate Highland Gamekeeping

Curriculum areas


Course summary Full time training with attendance on a block release basis at The NHC-Thurso

Course description
Who can join?
Although there are no formal entry requirements, you should have a reasonably high standard of physical fitness. School Leavers may enter via the Skillseekers scheme and you should therefore contact your Careers Officer in the first instance.

How do I attend?
As an employed-status trainee you will be placed with an employer on a sporting estate who will pay you a wage. You attend The NHC- Thurso for blocks of study: when attending college, assistance with travel and accommodation costs will be provided. If you have to live away from home when placed with an estate, the employer would be required to provide you with accommodation.

What will I study?
Although there is some study when you attend The NHC-Thurso, the main aim of the course is to introduce you to the many skills required by the modern day gamekeeper. You will learn the daily routine of a sporting estate and safe working practices in a remote rural environment. The training organiser will make regular review visits to your estate to monitor your training progress. Assessment and the study of the underpinning skills and knowledge will take place both at the estate and on block release at The NHC-Thurso.

What could I do next?
Both the National Certificate and Higher National Certificate courses are available through The NHC-Thurso. You may decide to move on to the NC and then progress to the HNC course. Gamekeeping offers a challenging and rewarding way of life: previous course participants have gone on to find full-time employment in estates throughout Britain.

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