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Aquabusiness

What is this programme about?
Developed in partnership Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM – The Irish Sea Fisheries Board), this programme offers opportunities for those interested in the seafood industry. The programme is aimed at those wishing to enter the sector and those wishing to up-skill to supervisory/management roles in the sector. 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.

What will I be able to do when I finish the programme?
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.

Entry requirements

What are the minimum 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 IT Carlow recognition of prior 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.

Duration

1 year part-time, Bi-weekly Friday 2-6pm & Saturday 10am - 4pm

Number of credits

60 NFQ Level 8

Further enquiries

Faculty of Lifelong Learning
Wexford Campus
Summerhill Road
Wexford
Tel: 053 9185809 (LLL Centre)
Tel: 053 9185800 (Reception)
Fax: 053 9185801
Email: wexfordLLL@itcarlow.ie
www.wexfordcampus.ie

Subjects taught

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

Application date

Closing Date for Applications
All Postgraduate Applications – 12 noon Friday 24th August 2018.
All other applications – 12 noon Friday 24th August 2018.

Course fee

€2,500

Enrolment and start dates

Registration / Orientation Saturday 2nd September 2017

Courses Commence
Monday 11th September 2017

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