Sparsholt announces short courses

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Sparsholt College has announced details of three short courses in aquatics and ornamental fish husbandry.

The three courses, which are run by staff from the Fishery Studies section cover Fish Biology, Fish Health and Diseases, and Water Quality and Life Support Systems and are due to start in February 2006.

The courses are aimed at members of the ornamental fish and plant trades, but are also applicable to those in related fields, such as veterinarians and researchers.

Each course lasts for two days and includes practical instruction which draws on the experience of both staff and trainees.

Sparsholt College is recognised as a leading educational establishment within the ornamental fish trade. Trainees completing one of the short courses will be issued with a Certificate of Attendance.

The College is the UK's leading educational institution for the aquatic trade and it offers a number of further and higher education courses which provide vocational training for the aquarium industry.

Course detailsFish Biology - 4-5th February 2006

Fish Health and Diseases - 25-26th February 2006

Water Quality and Life Support Systems - 4-5th March 2006

For specific information on course content, contact Liz Thornton (Part-time Registry), Mark Burdass or Craig Baldwin in the Fishery Studies Section.

Fees: 160 per course to include all literature, beverages and lunch.

In addition to these timetabled courses, the Fishery Studies Section has developed company staff development packages in a range of subject areas. Thus tailor-made training can be offered for fish producers, retail or wholesale businesses, equipment manufacturers and veterinarians.