What will I learn?
Regular off site practicals, external industry speakers, industry visits, work placements and a specialist end of year trip all give you the experience you need to go on to Higher Education or into employment.
You’ll be taught by many of the leading experts in the fishery industry and will study core units and optional pathways in areas such as fishery management; including stillwater and rivers, the angling industry or aquatics management, aquarium systems and exotic animal husbandry.
• Fish biology and the science of water quality
• Fish farming and breeding
• Pond design, installation and maintenance
• Environmental wetland management and fishery maintenance
• Industry experience
Possible Additional Qualifications
• Tractor Driving
• Angling Coaching Award
• Chainsaw Use
• Fishery and Aquatics Industry Skills
• Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4 or above
What grades will I need?
One year course: Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science/Level 2 at Merit Level plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.
Two year course: Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English, Maths and Science/Level 2 at Merit level.
Where will it lead me?
• FdSc in Sport Fisheries and Aquaculture or Marine Ecology and Conservation
BSc (Hons) in Aquaculture and Fishery Management, Marine Biology, Aquatic Biology or Aquatic Zoology
• Assistant Fishery Manager or Farm Manager
• Environment Agency Technician
• River Keeper/Water Bailiff
• Tackle and Bait Retail and Manufacturing
• Angling Coach
• Pond Design and Building
• Aquatic Retail Industry
• Public Aquaria
• Research and Conservation