Aquaculture Management Technical
What's Aquaculture Management like?
If you’d enjoy spending your working hours out at sea or working with marine life, then the aquaculture industry could be where you find your ideal job. Aquaculture involves the production of fin fish and shellfish and studying this apprenticeship will help you develop specialist knowledge in this field.
Scotland’s aquaculture sector is growing at a steady rate. There’s a need for people with specific skills and the apprenticeship will help you progress. Learn about the latest sea survival techniques and how to manage marine equipment.
Studying the apprenticeship will help you with a range of jobs. Lead your own team as a farm manager. Help to maintain a ship as a deckhand. You can contribute to the future of one of Scotland’s most important sectors.
You’ll gain a qualification in Aquaculture Management. It will include work experience.
Your qualification includes:
Aquaculture Management at SCQF Level 9
As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:
carry out first-aid training on a boat
survive at sea
check the health of fish
farm fish successfully
carry out best food practices
You’ll also develop the following core skills:
working with others
These transferable skills are useful for different jobs, such as working on a ship and farming.
This Technical Apprenticeship provides a range of options. Continue your education by studying for a related degree in aquaculture or start your career.
Further education: Go on to study for a BA in aquaculture management or farming. The knowledge you’ve gained will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to get a job in aquaculture, such as:
shrimp farm technician
mussel farm technician
You’ll need to have the following qualifications:
a qualification in Aquaculture at SCQF Level 7
at least 2 years of experience in the aquaculture industry
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.