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Commercial Fishing

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5125
QQI Award Code 5M5125 Commercial Fishing
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

What will you Study?

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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Skipper - Full (Donegal) National Fisheries College of Ireland 

Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Harbour Master   Marine Scientist  
Fish Farm Manager   Marine Biologist  
Skipper   Ships Officer  
Diver   Coastguard  
Boat Builder   Naval Recruit  
Ecologist    

Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

The following data provides general information about this Award from colleges across Ireland.

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National Fisheries College of Ireland
IGC Conference & AGM
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Radio and Safety Training January and February 2018
National Fisheries College of Ireland
Recruitment for BIM's Training Programmes

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