Seafood Training Academy was established in 2007 as a partnership
between leading seafood schools in the UK and industry body Seafish
as part of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing.
In 2008 the Young’s Seafood and Grimsby Institute of Further and
Higher Education Training Academy merged with the Seafood Training
Academy and helped to propel it towards Limited Company status.
The Seafood Training Academy offers a wide range of services and
course programmes. The benefits of training and development are
promoted through the use of case studies and through this website,
which already contains a substantial amount of free content for
students, employers and decision makers in the industry.
Training Academy Partnership includes Seafood Training Schools
which offer comprehensive training facilities for students.
Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) works closely with the seafood
industry to identify training needs at management and operative
level. They have developed a broad range of training materials
and courses to meet many of the needs of people working in the
onshore sectors of the industry. These range from training videos
to nationally recognised qualifications. As the authority
on seafood, Seafish has a UK wide remit for the seafood industry.
Institute is the home of the UK seafood processing sector support
programmes with extensive training and support facilities housed
at the Humber Seafood Institute.
National Federation of Fish Friers has a substantial suite of
training rooms at their training school in Leeds, which includes
modern, high efficiency frying ranges, food preparation rooms
and classroom facilities.
Billingsgate and North Shields Seafood Schools also have extensive
training, preparation and working areas providing an excellent
learning environment for students.
of the Seafood Training Academy, Mike Dillon said:
“The Seafood Training Academyhas been established to effectively
promote and deliver high quality training for the onshore sectors
of the UK seafood industry. This collaboration provides a unique
opportunity to work nationally throughout the UK to deliver skills
and programmes in a joint manner.”
Williams, of Seafish and Deputy Chairman of the Seafood Training
welcomes this further development of the Academy and is pleased
to support the improvement of its training services for the seafood
Training Academy Partners - Who we are and what we do?
West Seafood Training Centre works closely with Blackpool and
the Fylde College. The NW Centre is active in fish filleting training
and working with schools to promote seafood and healthy eating.
Seafood Training School is based at the world famous London Fish
Market. The School is very active in providing a range of courses
for young people, independent and multiple retailers, seafood
industry professionals and the general public.
Grimsby Institute offers a wide range of manufacturing and technical
programmes to industry utilising purpose built factory and research
facilities ranging from bespoke programmes to NVQs, Degrees and
Training Centre North East offers a range of training courses
for industry, schools, and the general public, and the unemployed
seeking employment in the seafood industry. The Centre is based
near the fish market in North Shields in new purpose built facilities.
National Federation of Fish Friers’ Fish Frying School, is based
at their Leeds HQ and offers a range of courses for fish friers,
both those already in business and those looking to start up new
Sea Fish Industry Authority is based at the Humber Seafood Institute
in Grimsby and offers a range of seafood specific training programmes
for delivery throughout the UK as well as providing funding supportfor
training to both individuals and seafood businesses.