HNC Game and Wildlife Management at SCQF level 7

HNC Game and Wildlife Management at SCQF level 7

Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers.

The HNC in Game and Wildlife Management (SCQF level 7) develops knowledge and skills in areas such as gamebird and deer management, public relations for field sports, workplace practice, and wildlife legislation.

This qualification is available through colleges. Typically, an HNC takes one year to complete.

Why deliver this qualification

Higher National qualifications have been developed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and industry — so employers recognise that they provide sound evidence of ability.

The Unit-based structure supports flexibility. A Unit is typically 40 hours of timetabled learning.

There is a choice of optional Units which will enable centres to offer courses tailored to meet local needs.

This HN provides progression routes to further study (see Progression). 

Who does this qualification suit

The HNC in Game and Wildlife Management (SCQF level 7) is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to start their own business

Access

As with all SQA qualifications, entry is at the discretion of the centre. Examples of formal entry qualifications include:

Different combinations of relevant National Qualifications, vocational qualifications and equivalent qualifications from other awarding bodies may also be acceptable.

Practical experience within the industry, for example working as a beater, would be beneficial for learners.

Candidate Information

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Progression

HNCs and HNDs can provide progression to degree-level study. For example, the HNC in Game and Wildlife may allow direct entry into the second year of some degree programmes.

Higher National qualifications also provide the knowledge and understanding required for related Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). For example, the suite of Level 3 SVQs in Game and Wildlife Management (Deer; Game Rearing; Gamekeeping).  

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Each individual Unit specification gives detailed information on the Evidence Requirements and approaches to assessment for each Unit.

Ongoing course assessment will apply. 

Where can you take this course?

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Qualification Structure

HNC Game and Wildlife Management

Group Award Code: GL04 15 (96 SCQF credit points)

HNC Game and Wildlife Management at SCQF level 7 consists of 11 mandatory Units (88 SCQF credit points) and one optional Unit (8 SCQF credit points).

Group Award Specification

Lapsing

Qualification Structure

Title:

HNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management

Code:

G7WF 15

Date:

March 2005

Download:

HNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management Arrangements Document 

 

This Group Award has been replaced and has entered into its lapsing period.

The finishing date for this qualification is 1/07/2018.

Centres should note that when a Group Award is entered into its lapsing period, the following will apply:

  • the Group Award will be deleted from the relevant catalogue
  • the Group Award Arrangements document will remain until the qualification reaches its finish date at which point it will be removed from SQA’s website and archived
  • no new centres may be approved to offer the Group Award
    • centres should only enter candidates whom they expect to complete the Group Award during the defined lapsing periods of three years (HNC) and four years (HND).

Group Award Specification

Title: HNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management
Code: G7WF 15
Date: March 2005
Download: HNC Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management Arrangements Document