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Aquatic Ecosystems & Fisheries Management Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

You will study all aspects of fish and fishery management on this course. Working on the Reaseheath site and a wide variety of local fisheries and estates, you will have the opportunity to develop practical skills and gain a broad base of knowledge. This course will be the foundation for your future career in fisheries.

A two year programme that will provide opportunities for developing new skills and knowledge that are essential in a wide variety of fishery management roles. Close contact with the industry will ensure that you are up-to-date with current trends and practice.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Fish Management
  • An NPTC qualification
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Fish biology and behaviour
  • Estate skills
  • Fish health and welfare
  • Still water fishery creation and management
  • Cyprinid fish farming
  • Mechanisation in fish husbandry
  • Water quality
  • Water pollution control and management
  • Coarse game and sea angling techniques
  • Freshwater and wetland management
  • Fishery management
  • Fish population surveys and management
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

You will study 6 units from the list above for the Subsidiary Diploma option

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma
  • Appropriate practical experience
  • Career changers welcome

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fish Management with Distinction
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fish Management with Merit

Career options

  • Fishery manager
  • River keeper
  • Estate management
  • Water industry
  • Fish farming
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Associated retail trades
  • Ornamental fish industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.