FA Aquaculture members are encouraged to apply for this year’s Higher Diploma Aquabusiness course  – in response to feedback from the industry a number of changes have been made to the course, including option to take individual modules and the addition of remote learning for this academic year.

Applications for Higher Diploma in Aquabusiness 2020/2021 Academic year ahead are now being accepted with the course commencing end of September 2020.

Individual Certificate Modules – As per last year’s course, modules can also be taken as individual certificates – this is a useful way to build up course modules and work towards achieving the Higher Diploma. The entry requirements are; Applicants require an NFQ Level 7 or level 8 Award or equivalent in a related discipline.

50% funding is available through BIM for both the full course and individual modules – €2,500 for the full course (€450 for individual module certificates). Fees may be reduced if paid in full before 7th September 2020. Funding for the course fee and subsistence costs may be available through the

Blended Learning – the course content of the 2020/2021 academic year will be delivered remotely through blended learning. This means that there will be less of a need for travel to the Wexford Campus for lectures as there will be much more online delivery of lectures.  Travelling distance to the Wexford Campus, particularly from the west coast, has been an issue for some interested participants in the Aquaculture industry as well as hectic work schedules – this introduction of blended learning being made available online will enable participants in this year’s course to access lectures remotely. This is a great opportunity for the aquaculture sector in particular.

Aquabusiness course prospectus, has information on fees, grant aiding, entry requirements and key dates for applying, aswell as some detail the individual modules which can also be taken as stand-alone certificates.

Closing date for applications September 4th, 2020

This is a unique course that has been developed in the southeast for the aquaculture, fisheries and seafood processing sectors nationally.

If you are interested in taking this course either the full course or an individual module, please contact the following: