Business - Fisheries & Aquaculture - Wexford

SETU - Wexford Campus

Business - Fisheries & Aquaculture - Wexford

This course will be of interest to those looking to enter management roles in aquabusiness, aqua economics; financial or regulatory roles in R&D or in a seafood processing company or those interested in starting an aquabusiness.

This programme offers opportunities for personal development to explore new insights in strategic thinking and to enhance presentation skills for supervisory roles in emerging growth areas for the Aqua sector.

Special features of this programme
This course has been designed and developed with industry experts in BIM so it will provide real world practical skills and education to learners who will also have the opportunity to work on live business projects within the aqua business sector and complete site visits and work experience.

Subjects taught

What subjects will I study?
Aquabusiness Economics
Law and Regulation for Aquabusiness
Strategic and Innovation Management
Financial Management and Planning
Marketing Management in Aquabusiness
Work Placement

NOTE: Specific modules may be subject to amendment after our 2021 programmatic review.

Entry requirements

Applicants with major degrees at Level 7 (QQI Level 7 or equivalent). In addition, those with extensive work experience on fish farms or in fisheries occupations who may be eligible under the SETU Carlow Recognition of Prior to learning policy (RPL). All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis.

Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.


CWX10 Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness WEXFORD Part-time NFQ Level 8 Credits 60


1 Year Part-time (Friday bi-weekly 10-4pm and Saturday 10-4pm)


CWX10 Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness WEXFORD Part-time €2,500

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Study & Career Opportunities
Graduates will have the ability through project work to prepare Aqua (aquaculture, fisheries and seafood processing) business plans to extend a product range and develop export markets. A strong focal point for the programme will be the opportunity to work on a relevant project in an aqua sector business.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening,Daytime,Weekend

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