Seafish approved trainers tend to fall into three groups.
Individuals who have the necessary skills and experience to deliver one or more Seafish approved training programmes.
Individuals who are already approved to deliver particular programmes (usually food hygiene or health & safety) and who wish to deliver the Seafish version of these programmes to clients in the seafood industry.
Organisations who deliver training and who are able to support Seafish open learning programmes by invigilating examinations.
Approval is usually of an individual rather than an organisation.
to become a Seafish approved trainer
publish a list of criteria for the approval of trainers. If you
are interested in becoming an approved trainer then please contact
Seafish (firstname.lastname@example.org) providing a copy of your CV and
an indication of what courses your are interested in delivering.
is a summary of the criteria for approval.
will only approve providers who have the necessary fish and shellfish
skills and experience required for each of our programmes, plus
the essential training and technical qualification(s). Once approved,
training providers can seek their own clients and/or deliver courses
organised by Seafish. As a Seafish approved training provider we
would expect you to offer a cost effective and appropriate service
to seafood businesses.
A number of trainers approved by Seafish have come to us in response to requests from existing clients.
Usually these are seafood businesses who prefer Seafish's versions of generic programmes in food hygiene and health & Safety.
All Seafish approved trainers are automatically approved to invigilate our open learning programme exams in food hygiene and health & safety, irrespective of the type of taught course they are approved for.
Seafish maintains its own admin systems including for third party qualifications
such as REHIS's Food Hygiene and Health & Safety qualifications. In practice this
means, for example, that food hygiene courses for seafood businesses
are registered through Seafish rather than directly with
REHIS, allowing Seafish to monitor activity, and allowing us to
issue certificates carrying the Seafish and Seafood Training Academy
logos as well as those of REHIS. This would not affect your
non seafood clients which you would administer as normal.
endeavor to offer cost effective training to seafood businesses.
This may require an agreement on the rates to charge out for Seafish
organised courses. In practice we would not seek to affect the rates
you use for your own clients, but it may affect the nature of referrals
you receive from Seafish.
may wish to view this model code
of practice which you would be asked to sign at stage 4 of the
Approval process flowchart
Summary of criteria
for Seafish approval
get started, consider the criteria for approval and contact Lee
Cooper at Seafish. Please note: We are not obligated to approve
every applicant, even when they satisfy all of the criteria if we
feel this would be detrimental to the longer term availability of
training to the seafood industry.
of Seafish approved trainers can be found
to select an appropriate training provider? This old, but useful
to selecting training providers may be very helpful.
detailed information on the criteria and process of becoming a Seafish
Approved Trainer please contact Lee
Cooper at Seafish