Aquaculture SVQ2

What is special about this course?

Learn on the job and work towards a qualification that progresses your career while still earning a living. The Aquaculture SVQ 2  enables you to gain a recognised qualification for work that you are already carrying out on a day to day basis. This course doesn't require you or your employer to organise any day release because our assessors visit you so you can open up promotion possibilities without any inconvenience.

Work towards a qualification which will be recognised by employers such as Mowi, Scottish Sea Farms, Scottish Salmon Company and the wider business sector.

Entry requirements

Candidates should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities, which allow them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications or knowledge are required to undertake this qualification.  However, achievement of an aquaculture qualification at SCQF 4 or previous experience/knowledge would be an advantage.

This qualification has been designed in partnership with the Sector Skills Council and Lantra to ensure relevance to the sector.

There are 4 manadatory units:

  • Preparing and gathering live fish/shellfish
  • Monitoring the aquatic environment for production of farmed fish/shellfish
  • Monitoring fish/shellfish health and welfare
  • Working safely in an aquatic environment.

There are 5 optional units including Animal Husbandry, working practices and the transportation of live fish.

Equipment

None.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible

Work-based.


How long will my course last?


12 Months

How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed in the workplace and via e-portfolio.  Some assessment will be submissions of evidence produced in your role.  Some will be observations in the work place.

Where can I study my course?

    • Work Based

Start date

Flexible start dates available.

Fees

Please contact workbasedlearning.whc@uhi.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding and how to apply.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The SVQ Level 2 could provide progression to further qualifications in fish farming, fish and aquatic science or degree level study at a higher education institution.

Is there more information available online?

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Please contact our team at workbasedlearning.whc@uhi.ac.uk

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.