Technical Baccalaureate in

Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management

Turn your love for angling or fish keeping into a career with this industry focused qualification.

You’ll have the chance to study the Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management supplemented by a Level 3 Maths qualification and a work placement with a leading employer. Also incorporating an additional research project, this course offers an ideal progression route for motivated individuals who are keen to work within the field of fisheries management.

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above to include English, Maths and Science at grade 5/B, or
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment at Merit or above with GCSE grade B in Maths and English
  • Those with other level 2 qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
  • Level 3 Core Maths
  • Level 3 Extended Project qualification

Successful completion of these 3 elements will result in the awarding of the Technical Baccalaureate performance measure

Course options after this programme

  • You may progress into Higher Education, gain employment within the industry or start a Higher Apprenticeship

Higher Education course options

Career options

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