We promote careers in the Irish catching, fish farming and seafood processing sectors by training new entrants and upgrading the skills of existing practitioners.

Skippers and Crew

Progress your career from new entrant level through to the position of skipper.

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Learn more about our courses in marine engineering.

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Safety Training

Find out about the safety courses we offer, how to get a Basic Safety Training card and the correct use of lifejackets.

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View our courses in radio communications.

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Passenger Boat Proficiency

Gain a Passenger Boat Proficiency certificate and commercial endorsement.

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QQI Level 6 Commercial Diver Training

BIM provides Commercial SCUBA Diver and Surface Supplied Diving training that makes the distinction between recreational and commercial diving qualifications.

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Processors and Retailers

Learn more about our food safety, seafood hygiene management and retail development courses exclusively for seafood processors and retailers.

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Green Seafood Business Programme

Make savings through greater efficiencies in your seafood business and create a greener environment.

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Management Development Programme

Apply to join BIM’s Propel Management Development Programme run in partnership with Grant Thornton.

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BIM has teamed with ITC Carlow to provide a Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness at NFQ Level 8

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Fish Welfare

Get an overview the importance of good fish welfare practices, husbandry and the assessment of fish health in aquaculture facilities.

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Apply for a Course

You can book a course by contacting our Training Centres. Contact details are given below.‌

Grant Aid for Course Fees

Apply for grant aid for the course fees and subsistence costs incurred when you undertake your training.

Learn about the Seafood Training Scheme