Fish and Shellfish Smoking Courses

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This Topic Page is a guide to training courses in smoking - fish and shellfish.


With five AFOS smoking kilns at our disposal, the Seafood Training Academy is able to offer smoking training courses at our main centre (Grimsby Seafood Village) and a variety of other venues across the UK. Courses will range from 1 day introductory to 5 day advanced practical courses.

Attendees on the 2 and 5 day training courses will be expected to have studied either the full eLearning programme in seafood smoking (for 5 day courses) or the open leaning module on fish smoking (for 2 day courses) BEFORE they attend the practical courses. S


Sources of Information

eLearning programme in seafood smoking - click here to start the process

Open learning module in fish smoking - there are 6 segments available as pdfs on this page.  

News item on the micro kiln - July 2013 Seafish News. Micro Kiln specification sheet from AFOS

Video programmes by Seafish on smoking

Library Guide on smoking

VRQ in smoking

Employer Guide for smoking qualifications/apprenticeships

Level 3 Study Guide for apprentices and others.

Taught Courses in smoking

Next Courses

Grimsby Seafood Village - Various during 2017 and 2018 - please email for up to date information.

New for 2017 - additional coaching sessions will allow trainees to manage thier own kiln and produce their own product for 1-3 days following a course.

One day introductory courses in S and N Wales subject to sufficient demand - via the Seafood Training Network for Wales.

Scottish Network - dates to be announced.

- Other venues - subject to demand, but likely to include other parts of England and Northern Ireland as required.

Duchy College, Cornwall - contact Duchy College ( Christopher Wright, 012096 17739) or the Seafood Training Academy (Lee Cooper, 01482 486482).

See the next courses page for information on course outlines, joining instructions costs etc.

Two day Basic Smoking course leaflet.

Course Costs - estimated between £150 and £200 per trainee per day of training, subject to the number of trainees and the nature of the programme. Please contact the trainer or Seafish for a more accurate costing. NB: all prices published on the website and in leaflets are for guidance only.

Pending Content

Advanced Practical (5 Day) Course - under development