Our estate spans over 1600 acres and is home to a range of typical lowland environments, from river frontage and wetlands to ancient woodland, farmland and a dedicated deer park with a herd of fallow deer. Lackham is also home to its own commercial shoot, which runs throughout the shooting season. Gamekeeping students are actively involved in the management of the shoot and are able to run the shoot days during their studies.
If you’re interested in running a shoot, working with deer, managing a river fishery, caring for pheasants, ducks and partridges, using a chainsaw or handling firearms then Level 3 Land and Wildlife Management (Game) is the course for you!
This course is fully integrated with the management of the Lackham Shoot. The shoot is located on the Lackham farm and estate which provides the range of habitats typical of a lowland estate. You will be expected to participate fully in the running of the shoot days as well as playing a full part in all aspects of the shoot management over the two years of the programme.
In addition, the College has links with a number of local employers and worksites that can provide opportunities to further experience the diverse and exciting range of game and wildlife management work.
One of the requirements of the course is that you must successfully complete a period of assessed work experience between the two years of the programme.