Managers of bivalve purification and despatch
businesses now have a bespoke training programme and qualification
designed to meet their needs.
Seafish have developed a management training
programme that is a mix of theory and practical activity delivered
over three days by trainers from the Southern and Scottish Shellfish
Training Centres. The training programme also provides a route
to achieving the Level 3 VRQ Award in Bivalve
Purification Operations Management.
course is delivered using a mix of presentations, group discussions
and practical activities based around a 42 hour depuration cycle
using mussels or oysters. Additional study materials and guidance
will be provided to those who wish to achieve the Level 3 VRQ Award.
course will provide opportunities to understand how to control risks
and hazards, the legal and regulatory framework, bivalve purification
operations and bivalve biology, aspects of HACCP and H&S, data
collection and handling.
course leads to Seafish attendance certificate in bivalve purification
management, and can also be used to achieve a nationally recognised
qualification at Level 3 in Bivalve Purification Operations
Management. This Level 3 Award is achieved by completing the
five units that make up the qualification. Some of these units
are completed during the management course while the others
are completed by means of a post course assignment.
course is aimed at managers working in bivalve purification
businesses, but is also suitable for individuals seeking to
establish such businesses and even inspection personnel who
wish to progress their development beyond the FSA approved 2-day
shellfish hygiene for EHOs training course.
requirements are minimal. A Level 2 qualification in H&S
and a Level 2 qualification in food
safety are required. A Level
3 food safety qualification is advised as this will provide
significant HACCP and risk assessment understanding.
participants do not have these qualifications then they can
undertake suitable study prior to the course using Seafish eLearning
and Open Learning programmes.
course will cost in the region of £1,000 per person. This is
subject to a minimum group size. Discounts may be offered to
businesses that register 3 or more participants on a course.
This price excludes the costs of any pre-entry courses, or accommodation
dates and venues are yet to be determined and will depend on
the demand and location of participants. If you are interested
in attending a future management course then please register
your interest with either the Scottish
Shellfish Training Centre. We will keep you informed of developments
and when a course is available you will be invited to attend.