Tools for assessors and centres:
and promotional materials
Toolkit - An excel spreadsheet that allows you to
select, sort and access the complete fish and shellfish framework
so that you and your client can make an informed section of the
units that apply to the business, the job role and even the individual
apprentice. With automatic rules of combination calculations
for using the Diagnostic Spreadsheet
Offline Use - Save this
excel file in a dedicated folder, along with ALL the various
fish and shellfish units for both level 2 and 3. The spreadsheet
must be in the same folder as the various pdfs for this to work,
and not in the original Level 2 group A, Level 3 Group B folders
as supplied by FDQ. This offline version of the Diagnostic
Tool means that you do not need access to the internet to select
and link through to the units that make up the qualification.
or internet version of the toolkit requires the internet.
But, it is useful if you are using a client's computer or wish the
employer to have access to the Tool in your absence.
When launched, all the unit descriptions can be accessed via the
hyperlinked text in column C of the level 2 or Level 3 worksheet.
Clicking on the hyperlink will open up the appropriate pdf file.
Unit selections are made in the usual way. Entering 1 for a key
unit and 0.0001 for a peripheral unit in a single column will update
the column header to show the number of units, credits and the mix
of OS/OK and group B units selected.
For example a value of 15.0021 against total credits means that
there are 15 credits of key units selected and 21 credits of peripheral
b. This allows for the user to quickly arrive at a mix of units
that meet the required Rules of Combination for the award, certificate
When advising an employer for the first time we suggest the following
Step 1. Title the first Column with the name of the business and
allow the employer free reign to select all of the units that apply
to their operation. This will generate an unrealistically large
Step 2. Title the next column with the name of the department, job
role, operation or similar. Sort the spreadsheet so that the units
selected in Step 1 are at the top. From the step 1 list select only
those units that are relevant to the named department, role or operation.
Although smaller, the selection of units is still likely to be too
great for practical use.
Step 3. The third column used is the one that we hope to derive
the final selection of units for the specific job role or individual.
Title that column appropriately and from the Step 2 selection, select
only those units that are essential. Revise and refine the selection
until the various rules of combination are met and the employer
and apprentice are in agreement.
d. Step 3 can be repeated for as many job roles and individuals
as required, building up a detailed profile of the business and
departments/job roles in terms of occupational units
When sorting the spreadsheet you MUST select entire rows as the
data held in columns AA and beyond must be kept associated with
the visible data in Columns A to Z.
suggest that you always keep a blank copy of the spreadsheet in
spreadsheet has four handy columns to the right which give the breakdown
of all the units in the framework, all fish units, all skills and
all knowledge units.
Level 2 and 3 the summaries are shown below. As you select
units that apply to the business and then to the department, job
role or individual you can see summaries of what is in the mix and
how it relates to the rules of combination for the chosen qualification.
as an interactive pdf for Level
2 and Level
support your apprentices. see this
Section of the Academy website.
friers, in smoking
product Knowledge. NB: the model answer packs for
finfish product knowledge are only available directly from Lee Cooper
resources and workbooks are available here. Videos,
Seafish fish and shellfish
workbooks, courses etc.
and other information available from this
webpage and this
also your own (and other providers') working
with page. Is it fit for purpose? Does it link to
fish content on your website? Is it working for you?
If not then let's improve it.
banners etc - have you the materials you need to effectively promote
fish and shellfish apprenticeships?
was the last time you spoke to Seafish about support, delivering
an employer workshop, or developing case studies or press releases/content
for trade magazines?
webpage for leaflets, information and apprenticeship poster
templates - both A3 and A4.