Aquaculture Management CPD

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A 9-month, fully online Continuing Professional Development award.

NAFC Course Code: U96D4

Fishfarm, student with fish, students at study 

 

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Introduction

This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme will allow you to gain a diploma-level qualification in aquaculture management while working in the aquaculture industry. It is aimed at experienced aquaculture staff who are working in, or are ready to progress to, aquaculture management roles.

The programme is delivered entirely through online distance learning, supported by a tutor, and will normally require about nine months to complete.

The programme is not specific to any particular aquaculture species or method so is applicable to a wide range of different types of aquaculture.

On successful completion of the programme you will receive an award in Aquaculture Management at SCQF Level 8 (equivalent to a Higher National Diploma). This award could qualify you to progress to higher education in a relevant subject.

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Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but the programme is aimed at persons currently working in the aquaculture industry or with an interest in aquaculture.

All instruction and assessment will be in English and candidates must have an adequate competency in that language.

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Content

To complete this programme you will have to complete three modules from those listed below. In all of the modules there is an emphasis on the management of facilities, human resources, budgets and health and safety, and on legislative requirements.

Managing Fish Farm Operations and Production

The management of successful fish farm production, including knowledge of the production cycle and the management of all resources required for production.

Managing Fish Health and Welfare

The management of fish health and welfare and the identification of fish health issues, including diagnosis, monitoring and treatments.

Managing Hatchery Operations and Production

The management of successful production from hatchery facilities, including knowledge of the production cycle and the management of all resources required for production.

Managing Shellfish Operations and Production

The management of successful shellfish farm production, including knowledge of the production cycle and the management of all resources required for production.

Managing Health and Safety for the Production Environment

The management of health and safety in aquaculture production facilities, including the identification and management of risks and hazards, and the development of risk assessments.

 

Assessment is continuous and based on written assessments submitted online to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in each module.

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Delivery

The programme is undertaken by distance learning, supported by an NAFC tutor, normally over a period of about nine months.

The training materials are provided online via the UHI's ‘Brightspace’ Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed on any internet enabled device including smartphones, tablets (android and iPad) or computers. Full instructions are provided at induction. The online learning is flexible and can be undertaken at any time.

NAFC tutors may use a variety of communication tools to support students, depending on their individual requirements and circumstances, including email, telephone, Skype or other video conference tools.

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Dates

You can join the programme three times per year:

Enrolment DeadlineStart Date
20 Dec 2019 6 Jan 2020
Aug 2020 Sept 2020

 

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Fees

  • £1,500 (for eligible students resident in Scotland)
  • £1,800 (for students resident elsewhere in the UK)
  • £2,250 (for students resident outside the UK).

(Fees are subject to change without notice.)

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Booking / Queries

To book a course please download an application form, or contact NAFC.

If you have any questions or need any more information please contact NAFC.