Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management HNC

UCAS code 094D

What is special about this course?

If you are looking to progress your career as a gamekeeper ,or in conservation and land management, this HNC in Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management will give you the practical, hands-on training you require.

You will study at North Highland College UHI Rural Studies Centre, with access to a wide range of land holdings, to provide first-hand experience of deer management, moorland management, conservation and public relations.

Special features

  • You will undertake a work placement on a local sporting estate/reserve, with accommodation included
  • This is a very practical course that will give you all the skills required by employers
  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal circumstances
  • Ideal for those already in the workplace
  • The Sustainable Deer Management and Wildlife Legislation modules are available to study as stand-alone Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • NC Highland Gamekeeping
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply, consideration will be given to relevant life and work experience
     

Year 1 - HNC

Units may include:

  • Gamebird management
  • Gamekeeping with wildlife management: graded unit 1
  • Managing game sporting activities
  • Public relations
  • Sustainable deer management
  • Wildlife legislation
  • Workplace practice
  • Biodiversity for wildlife management

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities and work placement will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study by way of traditional classroom-based lectures and tutorials at North Highland College UHI, and you will also undertake a work placement with a local sporting estate

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • North Highland College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020
Part-time (per HN credit) £457 £468

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact North Highland College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may wish to consider employment in a wide variety of estates and conservation bodies throughout the UK and Europe.

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I want to start in Aug/Sep 2021

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.