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Please note that for higher education and degree programmes, students need to apply through UCAS.

Level 1 Diploma in Land-Based Studies (Fisheries)

This highly practical course is suitable for students with few formal qualifications who are looking to enter the land-based sector. Vocationally focused, you will learn how to work safely, care for fish, conserve and maintain structures as well as gain first-hand experiences of working on and around fisheries.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, 4 days a week.

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

  • Maintain the safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment
  •  Assist with the care of animals
  • Assist with the movement of animals
  • Fish and the aquatic environment
  • Sport fisheries
  • Assist with animal accommodation
  • Assist with planting and establishing plants
  • Preparing for an interview, interview skills
  • Self management skills
  • Working in a team
  • Functional skills/GCSE - English and Maths

Assessment Method:

Short multiple choice examinations, plus assignments and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements:

Minimum of 2 GCSEs at D - E / 3 – 2 Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3)

Additional Experience:

Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Progression Routes:

Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto the Level 2 Diploma in Fish Husbandry or, should they wish to, progress straight into industry.

Additional Learning Opportunities:

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

Specialist Equipment Needed

In addition to standard college equipment, students will need steel toe-capped boots, waders, wellington boots, waterproof clothing and a Hadlow College overall.

Available Clothing

Fisheries Sweatshirt

Fisheries Polo Shirt

Resources

  • Exclusive educational use of 20 waterbodies across the South East
  • Dedicated science laboratories
  • Brown trout river fishery
  • Fully equipped hatchery
  • Dedicated stock ponds

Typical Employers

Local authorities and public sector organisations such as The Environment Agency, as well as commercial fisheries, water companies, wholesalers and angling clubs.

Industry Links

Students benefit from close links with a range of organisations including: Thames 21, Shorne Wood Country Park, the Environment Agency, the Trust for Urban Ecology, Mid Kent Fisheries as well as numerous local angling societies.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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