Land and Wildlife Management (Fish)- Level 2 Technical Certificate at Plumpton College
Is angling your passion? How about considering at a career in the fish husbandry sector?
If you’re leaving school or looking to add to your skills, this could be the ideal course for you. You’ll be able to learn about coarse, sea and game handling, habitat management and business management.
You can look forward to lots of practical experience during your session at our Plumpton College chalk stream and our new on-site lake. You’ll also get to spend time at our dedicated fishery facility.
These are a suite of level 2 qualifications at either Certificate or Diploma which can be studied in a variety of combinations to allow flexibility and to help you to develop the fishery management skills you need for future employment.
Level 2 Certificate: you complete 2 subjects to study
Level 2 Extended Certificate: you complete 4 subjects to study
Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects
This one year programme is designed for those who are interested in a successful career working in the fishery sector. The programme has a mixture of theory and practical sessions during which you will learn a wide range of skills which will include coarse, sea and game angling as well as habitat creation and management.
Extensive work experience will be undertaken working alongside organisations such as the Wild Trout Trust and the Environment Agency.
- BTEC First at the level studied in Fish Husbandry
- Plumpton College Certificate
- Additional Work Related Qualifications
- College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths
You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
- Work related experience in the fishery sector *
- Environment and land based business *
- Estate maintenance
- Introduction to Fish Health
- Introduction to Game and Coarse Angling
- Introduction to Fish biology
- Undertake Freshwater Sport Fishery Management
- English & maths
(* compulsory units for Diploma only)
- You’ll need to have achieved 3 GCSEs between Grade A-D (new grades 9-3)
- Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE
- Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
- 16-18 exempt
- 16-18 exempt
- Cost for day students- £120 per year
- Cost for residential students- £200 per year
The facility fee is applicable to all our full time FE students and this is paid annually before you arrive for your enrolment and induction. This fee assists in providing non-educational facilities which include security, sports amenities, membership of the Sports and Social Club, minibuses, Wi Fi access, television room, on-site medical support and free car parking subject to availability.
For students aged 19 plus please contact Admissions for further fee information:
After completing your course, you can choose to go on to study a Level 3 in Fish Management.
Alternatively, you’ll have the skills to find employment in a role such as a Fishery Manager, building or designing ornamental fish ponds or working on a fish farm.
The course duration is 3 days per week for 1 year.
Within our large estate at Plumpton, you’ll have the opportunity for lots of hands-on experience at our extensive fishery management facilities to help you develop your skills. We make sure that all of our sites are fully-equipped with the most up to date equipment.
- Come and discover our new fishery management facilities
We’ve got a new one-acre lake on-site. Stocked with coarse fish, it’s a brand new practical facility you’ll be able to use throughout your course.
- Plus more specialist fishery facilities in development
We’re in the process of developing two stock ponds that will manage our new recirculating fish farm.
- We’ve also got a chalk stream that you’ll be able to use
As part of our facilities, you’ll also be able to use our stretch of chalk stream that we manage, home to spawning trout.
- Make the most of our connections at Plumpton
We work closely with lots of fish farmers and fisheries across East Sussex; giving you the chance to experience activities such as electrofishing and habitat management.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.