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FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN FISH CARE AND CONSULTANCY VEN103

Duration (approx) 1000 hours
Qualification Foundation Diploma

Study Fish Care with ACS and become a fish care expert.

  • Study to become a fish care consultant.

  • Advise others on caring for their fish, growing fish, studying fish and more.
  • Study to start your own business venture.

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN FISH CARE AND CONSULTANCY VEN103
 AQUAPONICS BHT319
 MARINE AQUACULTURE BAG220
 MARINE ECOLOGY BEN304
 MARINE STUDIES I BEN103
 MARINE STUDIES II - BEN203
 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR CONSULTANTS BBS301
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 11 modules.
 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304
 ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100
 ANIMALS IN PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS (PERMACULTURE III) VSS106
 AQUACULTURE BAG211
 AQUARIUM MANAGEMENT BEN105
 NATURAL ANIMAL HEALTH CARE BAG218
 RESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102
 SOIL AND WATER CHEMISTRY
 STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS VBS101
 WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT BEN302
 WORKSHOP I BGN103

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Become a fish care expert - advise others on caring for fish, producing fish for food and more.

Study the Foundation Diploma In Fish Care And Consultancy and improve your own business and career prospects in the fish industry.

This course comprises essential studies focusing on different areas of the fish industry, including:

  • Marine and Freshwater Aquaculture.
  • Aquaponics.
  • Marine Studies.
  • Animals In A Permaculture System.
  • Aquarium Management.
  • Starting Your own Business.


COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Course Duration: 1000 hours.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Content: Study ten Core Modules.  The Core Modules cover Marine Studies, Marine and Freshwater Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Aquarium Management, Animals In A Permaculture System, Animal Health Care, Natural Animal Health Care, Start Your Own Business.

HOW THE COURSE WORKS
You can start the course at any time.

It is studied by distance learning, so you can study in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean you are all alone in your studies.  Our highly qualified and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way.  If you have any questions at all, they are always happy to help.

Each lesson includes set tasks, and is completed with an assignment which the student submits to their course tutor.  The tutor will mark the assignment and return this to the student with comments and suggestions for further reading.


HOW THE FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IS ASSESSED
The Foundation Diploma In Fish Care And Consultancy requires approximately 1,000 hours of study. It is made up of ten 100 hour modules.

To pass the course –

  1. Pass all assignments on the ten 100 hour modules. There will be an assignment at the end of each lesson to submit to your tutor for marking and feedback.
  2. Pass ten examinations – one on each module. These are usually taken at the end of the module and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you.


WHY CHOOSE TO STUDY WITH ACS?

  • We offer up to date courses, relevant for the real world.
  • Our courses are written and taught by experience professionals.
  • You can start studying with us at any time.
  • You can study at your own pace.
  • We all lead busy lives, and with ACS it is easy to fit your studies around your other commitments.
  • ACS provide the option of online studies or eLearning meaning you choose the method of learning most suitable for you and where you intend to study.

Why Study This Course?

Study the Foundation Diploma In Fish Care And Consultancy with ACS and become an expert in the care and management of fish - run your own business, manage a fish business, or become a consultant.

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Meet some of our academics

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Cheryl McLardyA scientist, teacher, writer and animal scientist, with more than 20 years experience including: Sports Horse Stud Groom, Stable Manager, Yard Manager, Equine industrial Training Manager, FE Distance Learning Manager. Cheryl has travelled widely, working in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand; and is now based in Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and a City and Guilds Teaching Certificate.
Marius Erasmus Subsequent to completing a BSc (Agric) degree in animal science, Marius completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.


Check out our eBooks

Animal Feed & NutritionThe Aniaml Feed and Nutrition ebook is a comprehensive guide to animal feed and the nutritional requirements of different animals.
Marine AnimalsWith colour photos splashed throughout, this Marine Animals e-book is designed to provide a guide for some of the more common animals found in marine ecosystems around the world. Learn about the creatures hidden by the other 70% of the earth's surface. Explore more...
Animal HealthUnderstand animal health issues, diseases and how identify and manage illnesses and injuries. Animals can become sick for many different reasons -diseases caused by infections, injuries, poisoning, genetic disorders, poor nutrition and other things.
ManagementManagement is the process of planning, organising, leading, and controlling an organisation’s human and other resources to achieve business goals. More importantly though, effective management needs to be a process of human interaction and compassion. Most bad managers don’t know they are bad. They may well admit that they are a bit erratic, or they are sometimes late to appointments, but it is rare that they will recognise that they are ineffective as managers. Never fear...read here. This book has something to offer even the best of managers.