Apprenticeship Providers

Working with centres that offer fish and shellfish vocational qualifications

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Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy work with Centres approved by FDQ, SQA, Pearson Group, or City and Guilds to deliver fish and shellfish vocational qualifications.

The Centres featured on this webpage have agreed a code of practice with Seafish to deliver vocational qualifications to learners in the fish and shellfish industry. The code of practice contains a commitment by both Seafish and the Centre to provide employers and prospective learners with information, advice and guidance, and to share such information as will help Seafish to ensure that the fish and shellfish industry and individual employers are able to best benefit from the standards that make up these vocational qualifications.

Most of these centres are FDQ Ltd approved centres for fish and shellfish industry skills qualifications, although Pearson Group, City and Guilds and Scottish Qualifications Authority also offer fish and shellfish vocational qualifications and apprenticeships.


Apprenticeship Providers



Duchy College - SW England (bordered by Strive Training and Meat Ipswich)

MEAT (Ipswich) Ltd - SE and Eastern England (bordered by Strive Training, Grimsby Institute, Duchy College) (Intermediate Apprenticeships only)

Blackpool and the Fylde College - NW England (bordered by Strive Training, NEFTS, Grimsby Institute, Lakes College)

Grimsby Institute - Yorkshire and the Humber Region (bordered by Strive Training, NEFTS, Blackpool, Meat Ipswich)

Lakes College West Cumbria - NW England (Cumbria) (bordered by Blackpool, NEFTS)

North East Food Technology Services Ltd - North Yorkshire and NE England (Bordered by Strive Training, Lakes, Blackpool, Grimsby Institute)

LearnDirect - individual clients throughout the UK.

Strive Training - Central England, N Wales, London and the South (bordered by most of the above).

Northern Ireland

Southern Regional College - Northern Ireland

Belfast Metropolitan College - Northern Ireland


Network Training Services Ltd - South Wales to Mid Wales (Foundation apprenticeships and apprenticeships in fish and shellfish (Levels 2 and 3).

Cambria College - Wales, (Advanced and Foundation Apprenticeships) - delivered by Strive Training Ltd.

Cambrian Training - Wales (Foundation apprenticeships only)


Polaris Learning - Scotland


Pending Content

The Network is complete and there are no plans to identify, recruit and develop any more Apprenticeship Providers. We will monitor the functioning of this Network to ensure it is able to respond to employer's needs for support.



Resources Page

Online Study Guides for the Level 3 Fish and Shellfish Framework

Free Seafood Guides

Seafish publishes a highly informative Guide to Seafood with 63 pages full of detailed information on fish and shellfish and the seafood industry.  Copies of the Guide are available from Seafish at a cost of £5 each or £2.50 each for orders of 50 Guides or more.

Seafish recognised apprenticeship providers and some selected Seafish trainers are eligible for free guides for staff and apprentices (fish and shellfish) and trainees on some courses.  These can be ontained directly from Seafish Onshore Training.  To request free Seafood Guides please contact Denise Day at our Grimsby office and ask for the order form for free guides

We will need to know the name of recipients of the Guide and confirmation of the programme they are on.  In order to ensure that apprentices are given a Guide as part of their signup, each apprenticeship provider can be provided with 25 Guides as an initial 'float' which can be replenished whenever they send back a completed order form for free guides.