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.


Entry requirements

  • Entrants should be at least 17 years of age, with a reasonably high standard of physical fitness.
  • You should hold three National 4 qualifications.
  • Mature students, or those not holding the required qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


This course units includes:

  • high ground estates with deer stalking
  • grouse shooting
  • fishing on the famous northern salmon rivers
  • low ground estates with pheasant, partridge and wildfowl shooting.

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

I want to start in 2019/20

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.

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