Advanced Fish Quality Assessment Course(s)

Date and venue: Grimsby and/or Peterhead probably early in 2018.

Status: Pending - Date and attendance yet to be confirmed. Please use the registration form below to reserve a place on these courses. The Grimsby course has 6 bookings, subject to confirmation of dates.

Delivered by: Adrian Barratt, senior quality assessment trainer will deliver the five day programme.

Course costs: £1,000 per person.

Funding: No funding currently available.

Registration form: available here. Please complete and send to Lee Cooper before making payment (see below).

Participant Essentials: You can bring along your own branded PPE for the course, or we can supply you with what you will need.

Tea and Coffee will be provided free of charge, and lunches will also be provided. Normal food handling hygiene and H&S procedures will be in effect throughout the course. Joining instructions will be issued prior to the course by the course administrator. Your administrator for Grimsby coursese is Paul Neve.

For ALL initial enquiries please email academy@seafish.co.uk.

Course Outline:

Monday: Theory sessions covering quality assessment, setting up assessment teams, plus practical taste calibration exercise and fish quality quiz;

Tuesday: Practical assessment of white fish quality (Cod);

Wednesday: Practical assessment of flatfish quality (Plaice etc);

Thursday: Practical assessment of oil rich fish quality (various species), plus using other assessment schemes (theory);

Friday; Standardisation of assessment practices (theory), Assessment of locally sourced (mostly supermarket) fish products (practical), review and discussions.

Timings: Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 16:00, Friday 08:30 - 13:00

An example of the Advanced programme is available here.

Course Background

This will be the 16th Seafish advanced quality assessment training course delivered by Adrian Barratt since the course was developed in 2008. The course has remained largely unchanged since it was launched, apart from minor amendments to timings etc. Feedback from the course has been excellent with most participants able to apply their new knowledge and skills almost at once within in their job roles and workplaces. Several participants have gone on to administer advanced courses on behalf of Seafish in other regions, and at least two participants have become approved trainers as a result of course attendance.

Payment details: Payment should be made to the Sea Fish Industry Authority by cheque or BACS transfer. Credit card payments can be made by calling 01472 252300 and speaking to the onshore training administrator. Once we have announced the course as proceeding and issued your invoice, payment is expected even if you subsequently need to cancel.

Course Leaflets

Mini Leaflet 1

Mini Leaflet 2

Mini Leaflet 3

Full Seafish Leaflet - Grimsby

Reports of previous courses

October 2007

January 2008

May 2014

March 2015

In total by the end of 2016 20 of these courses had been delivered, including four for BIM in Eire.