series of Guides to getting the most out of the Seafood
Training Academy. The Guides are prepared by Academy Librarians
to meet the needs of particular groups.
Library Guide has been set up to help employers establish
in company training schemes for filleting and handprocessing
the Academy has access to trainers, training centres,
training programmes and qualifications, sometimes employers
prefer to do it themselves.
training schemes for filleting and handprocessing are an effective
way of developing skills within existing workers, but they must
be set up and managed correctly.
of the advantages of such schemes include:
cash costs - as an alternative to send staff away to attend offsite
flexibility - train at a place and a pace that suits your business
focus - train only in those skills that your business requires.
are other advantages, but there are also questions you should ask,
there employees that can effectively fill the role of trainer/instructor/demonstrator?
we the commitment to see this through, and not to let it be disrupted
by minor production issues?
we think we can make a good job of it?
we really need an in company programme or would onsite training
(by an external trainer) be the best compromise?
you have properly considered the advantages and disadvantages and
you (and your employees) are prepared to make the commitment to
seeing it through, then in company training schemes can bring significant
benefits to the business.
things to consider
you researched what training services are available locally, in
your region and nationally?
Speak to a Seafish Approved Training Provider (ATP)
or email email@example.com
for more information.
you considered some form of partnership or collaboration arrangement
with a local provider? Perhaps bringing in one of their trainers
to 'kick-start' your programme.
you explored the availability of funding to help with trainer training
and with setting up your in company scheme?
you aware of the ways in which occupational standards can help to
keep your training on track?
and other resources that can help
Training DVDs - Seafish have a range of training DVDs covering fish
filleting and hand processing methods. Clear demonstrations of a
range of techniques can dramatically assist with training delivery.
The Seafood and Eat It DVD pack is the most comprehensive collection
of training demonstrations of it's type on DVD.
of the programmes from this DVD pack are available
also have DVDs (converted from video) showing how workplace coaching
can be carried out in the seafood industry.
Guides and Learning Materials - Seafish have a Staff
Motivation and Training Guide that can help "business owners
who want to inspire and upskill their staff". There is also
a Workplace Coaching Guide available from Seafish as a hard copy
for £25 or as a download free of charge from the Library.
Filleting Training Guides - Seafish have developed training guides
for both trainers and trainees in fish filleting. These guides are
used as part of approved training programmes. They may, by prior
arrangement be made, available to employers who are establishing
in company training schemes.
Guide to using trainers and training providers. - this excellent.
although rather old, guide from Scottish Enterprise is an essential
read for any business that wants to get the best out of their relationship
with a training provider. Take
Occupational Standards - concise and precise descriptions of what
you should expect your trainees to be able to do. The various fish
filleting and hand processing related units can be found on this
Assistance and Information
you have questions that are not answered by the above, or you would
like Seafish to track down other information or resources to add
to this guide then simply email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org