Seal Management PDA
What is special about this course?
The Seal Management PDA at UHI North Highland is a combination of a self-study online course and a practical shooting test.
The primary aim of this qualification is to provide knowledge and skills in specified areas which will prepare candidates to apply for a licence to undertake seal management under the provisions of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010.
- Applicants should inform the college if they have a Deer Stalking Certificate level 1 qualification at the application stage. The reason for this is that accreditation of prior learning can be issued which would exempt applicants from having to do the practical shooting test, thus, a smaller course fee would apply.
The PDA is comprised of two Units: Seal Management: Theory and Seal Management: Practice. The PDA will be awarded on successful completion of the two component units providing a total of 16 SCQF credit points at SCQF level 6.
How will I study my course?
The theory part of the qualification will usually be completed online.
Candidates will undertake self-study then complete the required assessment which will be submitted and marked by the college. Alternatively, a hard copy of the self-study information can be provided on request. We will not be doing any face to face teaching at the moment but we will be running practical shooting tests at the college by arrangement/demand. Candidates will have one year to complete the course from the time of enrolment.
How long will my course last?
Please contact UHI North Highland for more details on course length.
Where can I study my course?
Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
Please contact UHI North Highland for more details on start dates.
For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.
What can I do on completion of my course?
- Candidates will be able to use the PDA in Seal Management as evidence of their knowledge and skills when applying for a Seal Management License from Marine Scotland.
- Holders of the license will have opportunities to be employed either on a full-time basis or on a short-term or contract basis by or on behalf of Fisheries and Fish Farms.
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for Seal Management PDA
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI North Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.