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Topic Page is a guide to fish
and shellfish industry skills Vocational Qualifications.
and shellfish industry skills(FSIS) are the occupational standards
and vocational qualifications that have been developed in collaboration
with employers for the onshore sectors of the fish and shellfish
industry by Seafish (L Cooper) and Improve Ltd (H King). They cover
fish processing, mongering and frying, and are available in one
form or another in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
are available at level 2 and 3, and so apply to operatives through
to managers, for nationally recognised qualifications and Intermediate
and Advanced apprenticeships.
higher level qualifications (Level 3/Advanced) can be considered
as professional qualifications for managers, particularly if the
Diploma rather than Certificate is undertaken. There are six related
small qualifications called VRQs. These are Level 3 fish specific
occupational standards are also used by Seafish to develop new qualifications,
bespoke courses, online learning resources. Employers can use the
standards to help with the development and updating of job descriptions,
procedures and policies within the business. In many ways the standards
that underlie FSIS represents a major resource for the industry.
Guide on Level
Guide on Level
information pack page - various leaflets show how the units
can be matched to specific job roles (no longer valid for apprenticeships in England);
For more detailed information on the Level 2 and 3 fish and shellfish proficiency qualifications frameworks including NVQs and SVQs,
and the professional qualifications that can be achieved, download the Fish and Shellfish Diagnostic
Toolkit - available here.