Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Cannington Centre

Who is the course for?

By studying one of our fisheries management courses, you can become part of this exciting and rapidly growing industry. This course is ideal if you wish to turn your passion for aquariums, aquatics, wildlife and conservation into a viable career. Aquaculture is an important part of global food production with around 1,200 fish farms in the UK alone. The aquatics retail industry is worth an impressive £400 million and imports approximately £35 million fish per year and employs in excess of 10,000 people.

What does the course involve?

Modules may include:

  • Work experience
  • Working in land and wildlife industries
  • Fish health and biology
  • Ornamental aquatics
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Species identification

What makes this course special?

We encourage our students to develop their programme, ensuring that they have a unique experience with countless opportunities to get involved in outside of the classroom.

These include:

  • The development of practical and employability skills within our on-site accredited and licensed Aquaculture Centre and Aquaponics facilities
  • Strong contact with the industry through our lecturing staff offering unique opportunities for work experience placements which often lead to future employment prospects
  • Contact with industry experts through visits and guest lectures; including BIAZA registered research aquariums, governing bodies such as CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science), IFM (Institute of Fisheries Management) and the Environment Agency
  • Staff are well qualified as teachers with a wealth of sector experience delivering the most up-to-date industry practice

Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to E or 9 to 2 range including English, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification such as the Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Management. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

You are continuously assessed through coursework including written assignments, practical observations, online tests, examinations, seminars and presentations. 

How long is the course?

One year, full-time

What are the progression options?

On successful completion of the Level 2 with a distinction, you could progress to our

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Fisheries).

Alternatively, you could find entry-level employment with a number of aquatic, aquarium or aquaculture related industries.

Further Information