Qualifications and Apprenticeships - Scotland

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This Topic Page is a guide to qualifications and apprenticeships in Scotland for fish and shellfish businesses. This includes the Level 2 and Level 3 fish and shellfish SVQs, plus the associated apprenticeship schemes.


If you recognise the importance of fish and shellfish qualifications as a means of developing the skills and knowledge of your existing employees, or accept apprenticeships as a means of recruiting enthusiastic individuals eager to learn and develop their skills, then fish and shellfish industry skills SVQs and apprenticeships could be just the tonic your business needs.

The Level 2 Fish and Shellfish Processing SVQ was launched by SQA in April 2013. In 2014 it was joined by a Level 3 fish and shellfish industry skills qualification.

Fish and shellfish businesses include all of the onshore sectors of the industry, bivalve purification, merchanting, processing, manufacturing, mongering and retail as well as fish and chips.

Sources of Information

SQA webpage on Level 2 fish and shellfish qualification.

For Level 3 (Manager and Supervisor) apprenticeships (Fish Friers, Processors and Mongers) see this SQA webpage - Level 3 Fish and Shellfish SVQ

For more detailed information on the range of fish and shellfish apprenticeships and voacational qualification in Scotland, we suggest that you contact the Seafish recognised apprenticeship provider in Scotland Polaris Learning Ltd.

Additional information

Visit the Scottish Seafood Training Network to find out what activities are planned.

The Seafood Training Academy Prospectus which lists all of the main training programmes available from Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy.

The news and events sections of the Scottish Seafood Training Network

Polaris Learning Ltd are a recognised fish and shellfish industry skills apprenticeship provider in Scotland. For more information on how a fish and shellfish aprpenticeship may benefit you or your business then contact Seafish Onshore Training or Polaris Learning Ltd.