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HEART/ NSTA Trust- NVQ Level 2 Aquaculture (Food Fish Production)


Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments. There are two main types of aquaculture—marine and freshwater. The learner would have successfully completed Level 1 in Aquaculture (Food Fish Production) and be knowledgeable in the basics of aquatic production designs and systems for food fish production.


At Level 2 the learner/trainee will fabricate and maintain aquaculture systems; integrate fish and vegetable production (aquaponics); manage the health of food fish; operate tractor with implement; and harvest produce and prepare fish for markets. This qualification is for persons who wish to participate in the production of food fish with limited supervisions. It includes a range of production activities relating to feeding food fish, environmental management, fabrication and maintenance of aquaculture system and the harvesting of food fish.

Persons who complete this qualification can be employed in the following jobs:

Job title: Pond Technician

Job Qualifications include: Pond Technician (J01AGL20916)

  • Listing ID: 3783
  • Institution Category: Specialised Institutions
  • Field of Study: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinarian
  • Awarding Body: NCTVET
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: General Education
  • Qualification Code: AGL 20613
  • ISCED Code: 08 Agriculture Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinarian 083 Fisheries
  • Qualification Developer: NCTVET Occupational Standards Development Department
  • Quality Assurance Body: NCTVET
  • Entry Requirements: For this qualification the prerequisite(s) is: AGL10216 - NVQ Level 1 in Aquaculture (Food Fish Production)
  • Number of Credits: 43
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