Higher Diploma in Business in AQUABUSINESS


Date : 


15th September 2017


Duration :


Course will be delivered every fortnight on Friday afernoons from 2-6pm and on Saturdays from 9-4pm over the academic year.



Closing date for applications:


Friday, 25th August 2017


Trainer :


IT Carlow in association with Wexford Chamber Skillnet




Are Available


Location :


Wexford Campus, IT Carlow



Price :


Proposed course fees: €2,499 if paid by 25th
August 2017. Course fees may be reduced to
€1,499 if candidates are eligible for funding. 


To book this course please contact Emma Larkin at Wexford Chamber Skillnet admin@wexfordchamber.ie  or by phone on 053 91 22226



Developed in partnership with Board Iascaigh Mhara, Wexford Chamber Skillnet and Carlow IT (BIM – Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency), this programme offers opportunities for personal development to explore new insights in strategic thinking and to enhance presentation skills for supervisory or management roles in emerging growth areas.

The modules include:

  • Aquabusiness Economics
  • Law and Regulation for Aquabusiness
  • Strategic and Innovation Management
  • Financial Management and Planning
  • Marketing Management in Aquabusiness
  • Work Placement


Aquabusiness law and regulatory compliance

  • Strategic Analysis for market development
  • Innovation and international marketing
  • Management skills
  • Economic pricing skills
  • Financial analysis for decision making
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Working in a team


  • Upskilling candidates to meet the challenges of the seafood sector
  • Business project completed for host company for new product/market


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. Equally the course will be of interest to those wishing to start an Aquabusiness company or expand an existing company into new markets.


  • Applicants require an NFQ Level 7 or level 8 Award or equivalent in a related discipline.
  • Other applicants will be considered on an individual basis in accordance with the Institute policy on

RPL (recognised prior learning). Candidates who do not have a Level 7 or higher award but have other relevant industry experience may be eligible for the programme through RPL. IT Carlow reserve the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme

COURSE FEES 2017-2018

€2,499, however fees could be reduced to €1,499if paid in full before 11th August 2017 and if candidates are successful in securing the following funding assists:

  • An early bird discount fee of €300 from IT Carlow
  • €500 from Wexford Chamber Skillnets for suitable candidates
  • €200 reduction for the first 15 candidates

For further details and booking contact: Brian O’ Loan, BIM  Email:aquabus@bim.ie Mobile:087 2626578 or Emma Larkin Wexford Chamber Skillnet Email: admin@wexfordchamber.ie 

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