Review of Fish and Shellfish NOS in SCcotland

Supporting the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink's project to review the fish and shellfish national occupational standards for Scotland (and elsewhere in the UK), and in collaboration with the Sea Fish Industry Authority.


    National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding.

    They describe what an individual needs to do, know and understand in order to carry out a particular job role or function. NOS set out industry-agreed benchmarks for expected job performance and the specific knowledge and skills necessary to do the job well.

    NOS form the bedrock of qualification design and training and learning content – including apprenticeships across the devolved nations – and whilst they are no longer technically required in England nevertheless they are still widely used by many to aid the design and development of qualifications and learning materials.

    There are two ways in which you can participate in this review and have your say about the future of fish and shellfish qualifications and standards.

    1. You can contribute in the online survey of businesses across the UK. Or:

    2. You can accept our invitation to join us at a seafood employers meeting on the 3rd October, 2018 at Peterhead Fish Market. Attending the employers meeting does not stop you also contributing online, and it does allow you to find out much more and have perhaps a greater say.

    Employers' Meeting: 3rd October 2018.

    Venue is the main meeting room at Peterhead Fish Market.

    Start time: 1030 hrs

    Meeting to be led by Matt Hardy of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink

    To view the agenda for the meeting click here.

    Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided

    Please register online using this link.

    Online Consultation

    You can also consult online via this survey.