Applications for the Higher Diploma in Business in AQUABUSINESS are due by Friday, 24th August 2018

Open to candidates from the SEAFOOD INDUSTRY including fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing. Recently endorsed by EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella at Seafest 2018 Galway and supported by ISEFPO, IS&WFPO and the Women in Fisheries Network (WIFN).

Apply now for this QQI Level 8 course developed in partnership with the Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC) Wexford Campus supported by IFA.                                

Candidate Profile:

This course will be of interest to those looking to enter management roles in Aquabusiness, Aquaeconomics, financial or regulatory roles in R & D or in a seafood processing company. The course will be of interest to those wishing to start an Aquabusiness company or expand an existing company into new markets.

Course Content:

Graduates will have the ability through project work to prepare Aquabusiness (fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing) plans to extend a product range and develop export markets. Site visits and work experience will be a strong focal point for learners. The 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 Aquabusiness.

Course modules include the following, namely:

Course leaflet is available to download (pdf 4,753Kb) 

Course Delivery:

This course will take place at the Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford Campus, Summerhill Road, Wexford. It will be delivered every fortnight on Friday and on Saturdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm over the academic year.

Course start: September 2018

Closing date: 24th August 2018

Course fees: €2,500.00

EMFF funding available please register on

For information on course content and applications please contact:

Brian O’Loan
Mobile: 087 2626578

Dr Janette Davies
Deputy Head
Wexford Campus IT Carlow
Phone: 053 9185808