IFM training

The IFM Training Team have developed a range of distance learning courses as well as specialist one and two day short courses in various subjects. We are also able to develop bespoke courses on request

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Short courses

IFM Certificate Course

The Institute's Certificate Course is the country's leading distance learning course in fisheries management

The IFM Certificate in Fisheries Management provides knowledge to the level required by people aspiring to employment as a technical assistant, water/fishery bailiff or assistant fishery manager in the water industry, or similar positions in commercially run fisheries. It also provides a sound knowledge base for persons interested in running their own fisheries, or who contribute to the voluntary management of fisheries for angling clubs and associations.

The course is organised on a modular basis, and assessed by exams held in January and June of each year.

The course is set at level 3, which is equivalent to the A level in England, Scottish Highers in Scotland and Irish Leaving Certificate at Higher level in Southern Ireland.

On completion of the course students are eligible to progress on to the IFM Diploma Course.

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IFM Certificate Course

The Institute's Certificate Course is the country's leading distance learning course in fisheries management

The IFM Certificate in Fisheries Management provides knowledge to the level required by people aspiring to employment as a technical assistant, water/fishery bailiff or assistant fishery manager in the water industry, or similar positions in commercially run fisheries. It also provides a sound knowledge base for persons interested in running their own fisheries, or who contribute to the voluntary management of fisheries for angling clubs and associations.

The course is organised on a modular basis, and assessed by exams held in January and June of each year.

The course is set at level 3, which is equivalent to the A level in England, Scottish Highers in Scotland and Irish Leaving Certificate at Higher level in Southern Ireland.

On completion of the course students are eligible to progress on to the IFM Diploma Course.

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Diploma Course

We continue to run the highly regarded Diploma in Fisheries Management. This qualification is recognised by many employers and entitles their holder to professional status within the Institute. The Institute also publishes a free booklet detailing the possible paths for someone seeking a career in fisheries within the UK. We also run other courses and workshops where you’ll need to attend in person. These are aimed at filling particular skills gaps and are not normally part of a further structured qualification.

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IFM Mentor scheme

We continue to run the highly regarded Diploma in Fisheries Management. This qualification is recognised by many employers and entitles their holder to professional status within the Institute. The Institute also publishes a free booklet detailing the possible paths for someone seeking a career in fisheries within the UK. We also run other courses and workshops where you’ll need to attend in person. These are aimed at filling particular skills gaps and are not normally part of a further structured qualification.

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