Training

Learn about the courses we offer in your sector of the seafood industry

Our training services

We promote careers in the Irish catching, fish farming and seafood processing sectors by training new entrants and upgrading the skills of existing practitioners.

How to apply

You can get course schedules, book a course and pay over the phone by contacting our Training Centres.

If you’re looking for a course in the future contact us and we will keep you informed of upcoming course dates.

Apply for a course

You can book a course by contacting our Training Centres. Contact details are given below.

Fishing

Skippers and Crew

Skippers and Crew

Progress your career from new entrant level through to the position of skipper.

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Engineering

Engineering

Learn more about our courses in marine engineering.


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Safety Training

Safety Training

Find out about the safety courses we offer, how to get a Basic Safety Training card and the correct use of lifejackets.

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Radio

Radio

View our courses in radio communications.


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Aquaculture

Find out how to start a career in aquaculture or improve your fish farming skills with our aquaculture courses.

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Processors and Retailers

Learn more about our food safety, seafood hygiene management and retail development courses exclusively for seafood processors and retailers.

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Green Seafood Business Programme

Make savings through greater efficiencies in your seafood business and create a greener environment

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Passenger Boat Proficiency

Take advantage of our Passenger Boat Proficiency training to assist in your application for your commercial endorsement.

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Health and Safety

Create a Risk Assessment and Safety Statement for your fishing vessel

Where are courses held?

You can take training courses at the following locations:

  • National Fisheries College of Ireland—Greencastle, Co Donegal
    Direct: +353 (0)74 9381068 / +353 74 9381099, nfcgreencastle@bim.ie
  • BIM's Seafood Development Centre—Clonakilty, Co Cork
  • BIM's mobile Coastal Training Units—delivering training at various coastal locations

Coastal Training Unit (north-west and west)
Robert Walsh
Mobile +353 (0)87 6837134
walshb@bim.ie

Coastal Training Unit (east and south-east)
Declan Donohoe
Mobile: +353 (0)87 2334620
donohoe@bim.ie

Kathy Cullimore
Mobile: +353 (0)86 3856885
cullimore@bim.ie

Dublin Office
Direct: +353 (0)1 2144 262/241
training@bim.ie