The game and wildlife industry involves the management of upland, lowland, woodland and wetland game and wildlife species, including partridge, grouse, pheasant and deer. One of the primary purposes of the game and wildlife industry is to protect habitats and promote biodiversity. The industry also supports tourism and recreation and can provide a source of high quality meat.
Because of the nature of the game and wildlife businesses, work-based learning through apprenticeships is a good way for those entering the sector to learn the necessary skills and knowledge required by the industry.
The Game and Wildlife framework at both Level 2 and 3 reflect the job roles within the industries and allow apprentices to take units in Upland/Grouse, Lowland, Deer or Game Rearing depending on the type of business/environment they are working in.
Job roles at Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship) may include: single handed gamekeeper, head keeper, game farm manager or stalker.