Game and Wildlife Management
Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to improve the wellbeing of Scotland’s animals? Study for a game and wildlife management apprenticeship and start a career that is dedicated to protecting natural habitats.
The apprenticeship is designed for someone who wants to create a sustainable future for Scotland’s endangered species. Learn how to promote bio-diversity and work with a range of animals such as deer, grouse, rabbits and partridges. Gain an understanding of different habitats and help develop safeguarding strategies.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 5.
Game and Wildlife Management: Deer at SCQF level 5
Game and Wildlife Management: Game Rearing at SCQF Level 5
Game and Wildlife Management: Upland/Grouse at SCQF Level 5
Game and Wildlife Management: Lowland at SCQF Level 5
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Monitor game populations and habitats
Monitor and maintain health, safety and security
Establish and maintain working relationships with others
Control vertebrate pests and predators
Care for and handle animals used to support gamekeeping and wildlife management activities
Monitor access to wildlife management area
Support game populations
Maintain and repair structures
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as game rearing and highland game keeping.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a number of options. Carry on your education with a higher qualification in game and wildlife management or find a full time job.
Further education: Carry on your studies through applying for a bachelor’s degree in conservation. This could lead to a higher qualification such as a Masters in wildlife management. The experience you have gained will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the wildlife industry. After completing the apprenticeship, you could move onto jobs like:
Game farm worker
Although there are no set requirements for the apprenticeship, it is good to have an interest in the game and wildlife management field.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.