City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate

Apply for 2022

Apply for 2023

You’ll enjoy a mixture of interesting theory lessons and lots of fantastic practical sessions within this course and learn all about the wide range of rural industries and habitats that exist.

This course also gives you a sound background in countryside management, estate skills and game keeping.

This programme is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a successful career working in the countryside. It has a mixture of theory and practical sessions where you will learn about the wide range of rural industries and habitats, as well as develop practical skills in a range of subjects including forestry, countryside management, gamekeeping and estate skills.

Work Experience

Study programmes include a minimum of compulsory work experience hours achieved through one day a week or block placements. The amount of hours required is dependent on the study programme. 

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Industry Work Placement

All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.

Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.

There is flexibility on how students complete the placement; it can be during non-college weekdays, weekends, in blocks or over the holiday period. You will receive all of the necessary information during your interview, and if you have any queries in the meantime please contact

Qualifications Gained

  • City & Guilds Technical Certificate at the level studied (outlined above) in Land & Wildlife (Gamekeeping)
  • Plumpton College Certificate
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English & maths

Course details

Dates & Location

September 2023


1 year, full time

3 days per week


If you will be over 19 on the start date of your course you maybe required to pay tuition fees. Please contact to confirm.

Entry Requirements


  • You’ll need to have achieved 2 or more GCSEs between Grade 9-3 (previous grade structure A-C)
  • Successful completion of a related Level 1 qualification plus GCSE English and Maths

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered


Indicative Programme Content

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Conservation of British Habitats
  • Machinery Operations
  • Estate Skills
  • Heath and Safety
  • Work Experience
  • Firearms safety
  • Pest and predator control
  • Maintenance of game and deer populations
  • Game and deer species in the UK
  • Assist with shooting activities

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