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Introduction to Gamekeeping

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Course Duration

9 days

Course Location


Introduction to Gamekeeping

The College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) together with the Irish Grouse Conservation Trust (IGCT) and supported by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) are currently recruiting for the 2021/22 Introduction to Gamekeeping course. This practical course formally titled “Principles of Live Quarry Shooting” is accredited by City & Guilds.

Who is the course for?

People with a genuine interest in country sports who may wish to develop their career in this direction by gaining an introductory qualification in gamekeeping.

Course Content

Practical instruction and talks on a wide range of game-related topics including habitat management, game and rough shooting and the role of gundogs.

Course Duration

A total of nine days beginning on Friday 1st October 2021 to April 2022 including an assessment in May. Please note the sessions are held predominantly on Fridays.


£175 – This includes the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Live Quarry Shooting which is accredited by City and Guilds, BASC Student membership and BASC Shotgun Safe Shot and Rifle Safe Shot assessments and certificates.

How to apply

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to be eligible. You can apply for this course by clicking on the Apply for this course button.

Booking Terms and Conditions

CAFRE Booking terms and conditions are available by clicking here.

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Partners with CAFRE in the delivery of this course are

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The Irish Grouse Conservation Trust logo
Nicola Warden

Key Contact

Nicola Warden