Aquaculture involves the production of fin fish and shellfish like tuna, halibut, mussels and scallops. Scotland has a thriving aquaculture industry, with many facilities located on the west coast. The sector is growing at a steady rate and there’s a need for people with specialist knowledge. Learn how to survive at sea and develop skills that could help you work on a ship.
The apprenticeship will teach you different skills, such as the safe handling of different species of fish and how to manage seafood in an ethical way.
You’ll gain a qualification in Aquaculture at either SCQF level 5 or 7. For both qualifications, you’ll study the following:
Both apprenticeships include work experience.
As part of your work, you’ll learn about:
You’ll also develop the following core skills:
These transferable skills can be used for different roles, such as farming and ship work.
This Modern Apprenticeship provides different options. Choose to continue your studies with a relevant aquaculture degree or go into full time work.
Further education: Further your studies by working towards a BA or masters in aquaculture. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to help you get a job in the industry. You’ll be qualified to work in different locations and be able travel on the ocean. Some of the jobs are featured below:
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship.
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.