Aquaculture Management CPD
A fully online Continuing Professional Development course
NAFC Course Code: U96D4
Enrol by 23rd April for the next course (starts 10th May).
With this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course you can gain a diploma-level qualification in aquaculture management while working in the aquaculture industry.
The course is delivered entirely online with support from a tutor and will normally take about nine months to complete. It is aimed at experienced aquaculture staff who are working in or ready to progress to aquaculture management roles or at anyone with a professional interest in the aquaculture industry.
The course is applicable to a wide range of different types of aquaculture and aquaculture species in many parts of the world.
On successful completion of the course 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.
There are no formal entry requirements but the course is aimed at persons currently working in the aquaculture industry or with a knowledge of aquaculture.
All instruction and assessment will be in English and candidates must have an adequate competency in that language.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss whether this course is suitable for you.
To complete this course 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.
This is a fully online course which you will undertake by distance learning, supported by an NAFC tutor. It will normally take about nine months to complete the course.
Training materials are provided online via the ‘Brightspace’ Virtual Learning Environment and can be accessed via a web browser on any internet enabled device including smartphones, tablets 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.
Assessment is continuous throughout each module and based on written assessments submitted online to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.
Courses normally start three times each year.
The next start dates and enrolment deadlines are:
|Enrolment Deadline||Course Start Date|
|23rd April||10th May|
|20th August||13th September|
- £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.)
If you have any questions about this course or need any more information please contact NAFC.