About the Course
To begin with, students will gain experience in different methods of angling at various venues. They will also learn about fish welfare and watercraft skills. During the courses, as well as developing practical skills in the outdoor environment, students will be given the opportunity to build literacy, numeracy, communication and IT skills whilst completing the coursework. Angling sessions help to teach important environmental and ecological lessons as well as helping to improve the confidence and self-esteem of students. This can all provide a springboard for students to continue on to BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 and eventually work in the fisheries industry or associated workplaces. During the BTEC Level 2 and 3 the students will participate in providing estate maintenance and undertake work experience in the land based industries. They will also gain experience in CV and application writing and searching for relevant jobs.
Possible Progression Routes
In recent years, students have progressed onto higher level courses in Fishery Management at college. Others have gone on to secure a Level 1 Angling Coaching qualification and have progressed onto the A4S coaching team. There is a huge variety of jobs within the angling and fisheries industry including tackle shop assistant, fishery worker, angling coaching or working for the Environment Agency.