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Fish Husbandry Level 2 Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

By studying one of our Fisheries Management courses, you can become part of this exciting and rapidly growing industry. Angling is the biggest participation sport in the UK with nearly 1,000 people directly employed in fisheries management, 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 and aquaculture is a highly important part of global food production with around 1,200 fish farms within the UK alone. So turn your passion for angling or fish keeping into a career and join the industry that is constantly looking for skilled employees.

Course content

The Level 2 Diploma comprises a number of modules (to a total of 60 credits)

  • Work Experience
  • Land Based Business
  • Fish Health and Biology
  • Game and coarse angling
  • Sport Fishery Management
  • Estate Management

Entry requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs in the A* – E range, including English, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification, such as the Level 1 Certificate in Fishery Studies.


Continuous assessment by course work includes:

  • Written assignments
  • Practical observations
  • Seminars and presentations
  • Assessments are graded as pass, merit or distinction

Future opportunities

You may go straight into entry level employment working for local angling clubs and commercial fisheries. Students could also progress onto our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fish Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bridgwater College directly.

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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