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 can provide information on local accommodation options on request to help you find a place to stay.

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?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift 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. From September, where practical and safe to do so, on-campus practical delivery will be prioritised and placements introduced in line with the Scottish Government guidance, including social distancing. Where this is not possible alternative options will be available. The theory elements may be delivered online through a combination of tutor-supported study, video-based seminars and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You can access your online and video-based classes from home however it is our intention to provide on-campus space for individual students where required as far as possible. Further information will be provided by your home campus. You will have an opportunity to attend an online, face to face or blended induction at the start of the course. International students requiring a Student Route visa to study with us must access scheduled classes on-campus.
  • 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, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes

  • EU nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK,
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with settled status in the UK
  • EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.
Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
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, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

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

There are a number of funding options available to UK 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, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

This includes EEA/Swiss nationals with pre-settled status who are not self-employed or migrant workers in the UK.

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

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 2022

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.