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Seafood Training Academy and Improve Ltd are pleased to announce
funding for learners in Wales.
funding is part of a £255K sector priorities fund for the food and
drink industry in Wales which Improve Ltd, the sector skills body
for food & drink has secured and which is available to support
a limited number of training programmes for individuals working
or living in Wales.
leaflets - for information on fish and shellfish and general
and shellfish programmes : - general
does the funding work?
Funding is only available for individuals who are either employed
in Wales, or who live in Wales and work outside of Wales. Employment
should be with a fish or shellfish company. The funding is simple
Most businesses can qualify for 70% support
for the costs of the above training programmes;
businesses can qualify for around £1,000 of support per trainee.
This includes managers as well as other employees;
businesses can also qualify, but only for 50% of costs.
now as funding is limited and must be used by November 2014!
Process: Five simple steps
1: Contact -
Ian Jewel of Improve Ltd, Holly
Whiteley of Seafish and the Seafood Training Network for Wales,
or Lee Cooper to discuss
your training needs (see left).
2: Application - We'll help you complete any application
form for the training needed by you and your staff;
3: Training - Complete the agreed training. Courses will
as much as possible be delivered in Wales, perhaps even onsite;
4: Funding - Simply pay your share of the course costs
and the training provider will claim back the agreed funding from
Improve, so you don't have to;
5: Benefits - Enjoy the benefits of the skills and knowledge
you and your staff have acquired.
Seafish approved programmes are eligible for support under this
funding initiative. They include:
programmes – 1 to 3 day long training programmes to provide
training in processing fish or shellfish by hand. Ideal for fishmongers
and others who need to develop or improve their preparation techniques.
These courses will be offered in North and South Wales as required
and will be highly tailored to meet your needs.
skills and managing fish frying operations programmes – basic,
intermediate and advanced programmes, of between 2 and 7 days
duration, which can include mix of onsite, distance and offsite
learning. These programmes are aimed at friers and managers in
the fish and chip business and are available via the National
Federation of Fish Friers;
quality assessment – a 5 day training programme covering raw
and cooked fish quality assessment techniques. Ideal for fishmongers,
Quality Managers/technicians etc. We intend to offer the 5-day
training programme in Anglesey between the 24th and 28th
November. The course is limited to 12 places so please
smoking – Introductory through to advanced programmes are
available, of 1 to 5 day durations. Shorter courses will be available
at various locations in Wales, while the 5-day advanced course
will be available in North and possibly South Wales;
non fish/shellfish programmes – personal development, process
development, food assurance/selling to large retailers, lean awareness
and supervisor development training can also be funded through
Funding is available for approved programmes delivered
up to November 2014;