Land and Wildlife Management (Fish)- Level 2 Technical Certificate

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FIF002/PROG
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


Is angling your passion? How about considering at a career in the fish husbandry sector?

If you're leaving school or looking to add to your skills, this could be the ideal course for you. You'll be able to learn about coarse, sea and game handling, habitat management and business management.

You can look forward to lots of practical experience during your session at our Plumpton College chalk stream and our new on-site lake. You'll also get to spend time at our dedicated fishery facility.

These are a suite of level 2 qualifications at either Certificate or Diploma which can be studied in a variety of combinations to allow flexibility and to help you to develop the fishery management skills you need for future employment.

Level 2 Certificate: you complete 2 subjects to study
Level 2 Extended Certificate: you complete 4 subjects to study
Level 2 Diploma: you complete all 6 subjects

This one year programme is designed for those who are interested in a successful career working in the fishery sector. The programme has a mixture of theory and practical sessions during which you will learn a wide range of skills which will include coarse, sea and game angling as well as habitat creation and management.

Extensive work experience will be undertaken working alongside organisations such as the Wild Trout Trust and the Environment Agency.


Qualifications Gained

  • BTEC First at the level studied in Fish Husbandry
  • Plumpton College Certificate
  • Additional Work Related Qualifications
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths



Course Programme

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You'll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Work related experience in the fishery sector *
  • Environment and land based business *
  • Estate maintenance
  • Introduction to Fish Health
  • Introduction to Game and Coarse Angling
  • Introduction to Fish biology
  • Undertake Freshwater Sport Fishery Management
  • English & maths

(* compulsory units for Diploma only)

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 3 GCSEs between Grade A-D (new grades 9-3)
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered