Aquaculture & Fisheries Management
- Fisheries & Aquatic Science City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma
Fisheries & Aquatic Science City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma
In the Fisheries and Aquatic science course at Plumpton College, our level 3 pathways will include:
The multi-disciplinary study of aquatic ecosystems, both freshwater and marine aquatic ecology
Limnology & Conservation (freshwater and wetland management)
Fish Farming (aquaculture)
Recreation fishery creation
Fish health and biology.
The Level 3 two-year program is designed to develop you as an individual, and offers a spring board for progression into this National and International sector of employment or by using the UCAS points scheme you may qualify for higher education at university.
Plumpton College has excellent facilities within its large estate located within the South Downs National Park. You can look forward to a healthy balance of practical and theoretical experience during your sessions. Our facilities include an aquaculture production business (fish farm) and our college coarse fishery. You’ll also benefit from trips and visits where you’ll learn surveying and capture techniques including seine netting and electrofishing.
You’ll study units that will develop your skills including:
Principles of physical and biological environmental processes
Population surveys, ecology and conservation
Stillwater fishery creation
Warm water and marine aquaculture
Fisheries and habitat management
Coarse, game and sea angling (this unit helps develop both practical and theoretical skills required to partake and conduct different angling techniques, styles and understanding; including instruction and experience with our working partners at Nash Tackle, and the exclusive Carp Syndicate, where you will experience fishing with Nash team members at the annual Plumpton College carp school.
River fishery creation
Cyprinid fish farming