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Commercial Fishing


Code:  5M5125
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Duration: 6 months full-time study

Course cost
: Free of charge for new entrants

Progression: 
Students with two years sea service in vessels greater than 12 metres can progress to Deck Officer Certificates of Competency

Course content includes:

  • Practical skills in engineering
  • Fishing vessel operations on MFV Lough Swilly
  • Care of the catch
  • Net repair and construction
  • Navigation
  • Safety skills

Progression:
Students with two years sea service in vessels greater than 12 metres can progress to Deck Officer Certificates of Competency.


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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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