are three programmes that apply to the bivalve purification
sector that are joint awards between Seafish and REHIS. They
Operations - all staff in a purification centre
HACCP- all staff in a purification centre
Inspections - a specialist course for EHOs and other
/ REHIS JOINT AWARDS
Institute (REHIS) is the main awarding body in Scotland for
food safety courses, and a major awarding body for health and
safety courses. A wide range of courses are currently available.
Where a standard REHIS qualification is not appropriate the
institute works with a partner to develop a sector or organisation
specific qualification which can be certified by the Institute.
awards are qualifications which have been designed to meet the
specific skills needed by the partner organisation. The partner
organisation determines the skills required and the level; REHIS
provides the certification for the course and the appropriate
award. The Institute applies the same level of quality assurance
to joint awards as it does to its own courses.
joint awards are initially developed by the partner organisation,
who will need to undertake the initial needs analysis. For example,
Is one of the standard courses suitable for their training need?
• What additional skills or knowledge is needed by the partner;
• How is the partner organisation going to organise the delivery
of the course;
• What will be the content of the course;
• What will be the recognised level of the course, ie, introductory,
elementary, intermediate, or
• Will the course require a unique level to be set; who will
the partner organisation use to deliver the course.
Institute works with the partner organisation to develop the
syllabus and administrative requirements for the course. The
administrative requirements are similar to the Institute’s own
Regulations for its courses.
Institute’s role as an awarding body is to validate the joint
award, ensure that the partner organisation sets and maintains
the technical content of the award, and complies with the administrative
requirements which have been agreed as part of the joint award
verification and certification is always provided by the Institute.
have four joint awards with REHIS, Introductory
food hygiene in the seafood industry and An
introduction to HACCP in the seafood industry (includes
BVP HACCP), BVP Operations
and BVP Inspections.