About Us

Aquaculture Courses was set up in 2015 to collate flexible online learning solutions through access to quality education resources whenever and wherever you want.

Working in partnership with the University of St Andrews, UMASS, Boston, Fish Vet Group and the FAI Academy our aquaculture courses offer multiple opportunities at different entry levels.


University of St AndrewsFounded in the early 15th century, St Andrews is Scotland’s first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Teaching began in the community of St Andrews in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a papal bull in 1413.
Today, the University hosts over 10,000 students as well as offering flexible, part time learning delivered 100% online for anyone looking to accelerate their career development in aquaculture or those who have practical work experience in the aquaculture industry but no formal qualifications.

The University of St Andrews educational strength with the online capabilities of the provides a perfect partnership for knowledge transfer in the Aquaculture sector.

Our courses aim to address the many challenges of the global aquaculture industry with strong components drawing directly on experience from the fields of marine and fresh water aquaculture.

Neil Hazon Course Director – University of St Andrews

University of Massachusetts BostonThe University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities in the United States.

UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a student body of 15,989 undergraduate and graduate students. In fall 2019, the university’s nine colleges and schools offered 79 undergraduate programs (bachelor’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, post-baccalaureate certificates) and 114 graduate programs (master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, graduate certificates, CAGS, and post-master’s certificates).

The University offers over 180 degrees and certificates online, and more than 1500 online courses offered annually with the Introduction to Sustainable Marine Aquaculture program a key part of this offering. is proud to have partnered with UMASS Boston to deliver the modules in this program on their behalf.

Our goal is to provide a flexible and accessible introduction to this emerging field and so offer a variety of options to suit your individual needs.

Jennifer Bender Course Director – UMASS Boston

FAI AcademyAcross the world, people are more interested than ever to know where their food comes from, how it was produced, and by whom. This represents incredible risks and opportunities for farmers, producers, and food brands to ensure they address the impact their production practices are having on people, animals and the environment. For the last 20 years FAI have partnered with some of the world’s largest food brands, including McDonald’s, M&S, IKEA and others, drive meaningful change, improve sourcing standards and farming practice, and embed sustainability into their business.

The fai academy allows us to disseminate the knowledge we have in these areas and provide science based training to meet customer needs.

Over the years FAI has played a critical role in determining the direction of our key agriculture programs. Bringing practical farming experience and deep sustainability knowledge to bear, FAI has helped ensure these programs bring value to both our business and those of our farmers.

Keith Kenny Vice President Sustainability – McDonald’s Corporation

FishVet Group

Fish Vet Group is headquartered in Inverness, Scotland, with diagnostic lab locations there as well as in Norway, Ireland and Chile, where it provides veterinary services and services in bacteriology, histology and PCR testing.

FVG represents the world’s largest provider of dedicated evidence-based veterinary services, diagnostic technologies and environmental monitoring to the aquaculture sector. 

FVG has partnered with to deliver it’s groundbreaking RSPCA recognised course in the Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon.

In any production animal industry, maintaining a high level of welfare is intrinsic to the success of the businesses involved – so health and welfare training for staff working on fish farms is always important.

Angelay Ashby Course Leader – Fish Vet Group

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