Gamekeeping NC

What is special about this course?

Gamekeeping offers a challenging and rewarding way of life and the emphasis on this course is the practical 'hands on' training. Previous course participants have gone on to find full-time employment in estates throughout Britain. This practical hands-on course is a rotation of blocks of college study and practical study on an estate. As part of this course students will work towards achievement of Deer Management Qualification Level 1.


Entry requirements

School leavers

  • Applicants should be at least 17 years of age, with a reasonably high standard of physical fitness.
  • Three National 4 qualifications.

Mature students

  • Relevant post school education and training

Progressing students

  • Gamekeeping SVQ Level 2


  • ATV operations
  • Pest and predator control
  • Deer, red grouse and fishing

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will develop your skills and complete this course with a combination of practical study on an estate and class attendance at North Highland College UHI with visits/guest speakers.

How long will my course last?


Full time over 1 year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

This course starts in September.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

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Apply for Gamekeeping NC

We are no longer accepting applications for 2020/21

I want to start in 2021/22

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.