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Topic Page is a guide to qualifications/apprenticeships
for fish and shellfish processors and seafood manufacturers.
qualifications for people working in fish processing and allied
businesses will include food safety and health and safety, either
as internally developed and awarded qualifications or third-party
accredited and recognised qualifications.
have developed a range of accredited qualifications that can be
delivered by Seafish approved trainers. Some Seafish approved trainers
are based within individual businesses (including recruitment agencies)
and other train staff for that business, while others are independent
trainers able to support all businesses within a region.
addition to third-party qualifications, Seafish accredits and offers
a range of fish and shellfish specific qualifications to match the
courses delivered by our partners and approved trainer network.
qualifications and apprenticeships represent the gold standard for
qualifications for operatives, supervisors and managers in fish
and shellfish processing. Both level 2 and level 3 qualifications
in fish and shellfish industry skills are generally available throughout
the UK, along with the associated intermediate and advanced apprenticeships.
The fish and shellfish frameworks are so comprehensive and flexible
that it is possible for almost anyone in the industry directly involved
with fish or shellfish to tailor a vocational qualification or apprenticeship
for themselves - from scallop shucking operatives to technical managers/
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Vocational Qualifications and apprenticeships:
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Bespoke and Specific Qualifications
For more information on the Level 2 and 3 fish and shellfish proficiency qualifications including NVQs and SVQs,
and the professional qualifications that can be achieved, download the Fish and Shellfish Diagnostic
Toolkit - available here.
more information and guidance please contact Seafish by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01472 252302.
leading to new qualifications.