Our Introductory level includes formal undergraduate level certificate programmes, alongside several, shorter, certified courses focused on specific areas of aquaculture, each providing a foothold for the next step in your aquaculture career.
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What are my Options?
Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture… more >>
This course, which awards a formal undergraduate certificate qualification, is ideal for those who do not have a degree and wish to study sustainable aquaculture to develop their career. The course covers the Aquaculture Industry, Fish and Invertebrate Biology, alongside one of the 3 “Introduction” modules listed below (these can also be taken as stand-alone courses). Satisfactory completion of this qualification can act as an entry requirement for our Postgraduate Diploma/Masters in Sustainable Aquaculture.
An Introduction to the Global Aquaculture Industry… more >>
This course introduces the concept and definition of aquaculture and describes the global industry in the main production regions. The course also considers the concept of sustainability, outlining the major environmental, social and economic factors contributing to this.
An Introduction to the Biology of Aquaculture Species… more >>
This course addresses the essential aspects of fish and invertebrate biology, including the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, sensory, endocrine and reproductive systems. The course also looks at the life cycle of invertebrate and vertebrate aquaculture species.
An Introduction to Aquaculture Products and Markets… more >>
This course provides an understanding of the diversity of species, value of markets and the global trade of aquaculture products for finfish and invertebrates, including the importance of value added and niche products.
An Introduction to Aquaculture Nutrition… more >>
This course provides an introduction to the anatomy, physiology and nutritional requirements of key fish and invertebrate species. It also assesses the sustainability of feed production technology and discusses the relationship between nutrition and fish health.
An Introduction to Aquaculture Health… more >>
This course provides an introduction to the disease processes in cultured fish and invertebrates including viral, bacterial, parasitic and non-infectious disease. The course also looks at the importance of management in minimising the impact of disease and optimising cultured species welfare and sustainability.
Certificate in Sustainable Marine Aquaculture… more >>
This course is designed for professionals already working in the field, students who are looking to gain additional industry expertise, and individuals trying to break into the aquaculture industry.
The program comprises four x 14 week Introductory college level modules on Sustainable Marine Aquaculture, covering:
- 114 – Introduction and Biology
- 124 – Aquaculture Production
- 134 – The Business of Aquaculture
- 214 – Aquaculture Nutrition
The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon… more >>
This course comprises 7 modules coving the Principles of fish welfare, Feeds and feeding, Transport, The environment and fish welfare, Health and veterinary health planning, Management and husbandry practices, and Killing and flesh quality.
The course is an RSPCA recognised fish welfare course.
Cleaner Fish: Biology Rearing and Farm Deployment… more >>
This course provides an introduction to sea lice, the importance of control systems and management of them. The course comprises 12 modules covering Sea Lice, Biology and Treatment; Wrasse species, biology, reproduction, diet and fisheries; Rearing ballan wrasse
Wrasse deployment in salmon pens; The biology of lumpfish (lumpsucker) Cyclopterus lumpus; Lumpfish rearing
Lumpfish health, welfare, transport and regulation; Deployment of lumpfish in salmon pens; Cleaner fish around the world; The cleaner fish business now and in the future; and Cleaner fish concluding module.
Welfare in tilapia production guideline series… more >>
This short course aims to guide those involved in the production of tilapia to integrate the knowledge of animal welfare sciences, in the daily routines of producers, transporters and those responsible for the slaughter of animals.
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Food Chain: Tackling the Global Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance… more >>
This course is the essential tool for professionals working in the global food industry. Learn how to mitigate the risks of emerging antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how to practically apply these principles in your role to support public health and animal welfare.