This Topic Page provides contact details of Seafish recognised apprenticeship providers and (for England only) the new trailblazer apprenticeship training providers.
In Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, apprenticeships in the onshore fish and shellfish industry are based on the fish and shellfish framework qualifications.
In England, since May 2017, apprenticeships for the fish and shellfish sectors have been based on the new trailblazer standards for
food operations (processing sector),
production cooking (fish frying).
If you cannot find what you want then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain clearly the information
and the Seafood Training Academy work with Centres approved by FDQ,
SQA, Pearson Group, or City and Guilds to deliver fish and shellfish
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
of these centres are FDQ
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.
Some, but not all of the following providers will be able to support
trailblazer apprenticeships in food and drink operations (for fish processors and merchants),
fishmongering and production cooking (for fish friers).
We are working on a new Trailblazer Provider webpage for England that will give details on on programme providers and end point assessment organisations.
In the meantime please contact one of the possible providers below to find out what support they can offer.
Provision in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland remains unchanged.
College - SW England (bordered by Strive Training and Meat Ipswich)
(Ipswich) Ltd - SE and Eastern England (bordered by Strive Training,
Grimsby Institute, Duchy College) (Intermediate Apprenticeships
and the Fylde College - NW England (bordered by Strive Training,
NEFTS, Grimsby Institute, Lakes College)
Institute - Yorkshire and the Humber Region (bordered by Strive
Training, NEFTS, Blackpool, Meat Ipswich)
College West Cumbria - NW England (Cumbria) (bordered by Blackpool,
East Food Technology Services Ltd - North Yorkshire and NE England
(Bordered by Strive Training, Lakes, Blackpool, Grimsby Institute)
- individual clients throughout the UK.
Training - Central England, N Wales, London and the South (bordered
by most of the above).
On Hold - REMIT Training
Regional College - Northern Ireland
Metropolitan College - Northern Ireland
Training - throughout Wales (Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships) For fishmongers and fish friers
- North Wales, (Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships) - for fish frying sector (coming soon).
Learning - Scotland
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.
Study Guides for the Level 3 Fish and Shellfish Framework
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
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.
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.