Call for applications for Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness

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:

Modules are also available as individual certificates (10 credits) at Level 8

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 10.00am to 4.00pm over the academic year.

Course start: Friday 13 September 2019

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Course fees: €2,500.00

Module fees are 450 Euro and are eligible for EMFF funding also

EMFF funding available please register on

Further Information:

For information on course content and applications please contact:

Brian O’Loan
Mobile: +353 87 2626578

Dr Janette Davies
Deputy Head
Wexford Campus IT Carlow
Phone: +353 53 9185808