This Topic Page provides contact details of Seafish recognised apprenticeship providers and (for England only) the new trailblazer apprenticeship training providers.
In Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, apprenticeships in the onshore fish and shellfish industry are based on the fish and shellfish framework qualifications.
In England, since May 2017, apprenticeships for the fish and shellfish sectors have been based on the new trailblazer standards for
food operations (processing sector),
production cooking (fish frying).
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and the Seafood Training Academy work with Centres approved by FDQ,
SQA, Pearson Group, or City and Guilds to deliver fish and shellfish
Centres featured on this webpage have agreed a code
of practice with Seafish to deliver vocational qualifications
to learners in the fish and shellfish industry. The code of practice
contains a commitment by both Seafish and the Centre to provide
employers and prospective learners with information, advice and
guidance, and to share such information as will help Seafish to
ensure that the fish and shellfish industry and individual employers
are able to best benefit from the standards that make up these vocational
qualifications. If "pending" that apprenticeship training provider in engaged with Seafish but not yet recognised.
of these centres are FDQ
centres for fish
and shellfish industry skills qualifications, although Pearson
Group, City and Guilds and Scottish Qualifications Authority also
offer fish and shellfish vocational qualifications and apprenticeships.
Trailblazer apprenticeship training providers in England usually work with eaither OAL or FDQ (who are end point assessment organisations).
See this dedicated webpage for more information on Trailblazer providers.
College - SW England
and the Fylde College - Northern England
Institute - Yorkshire and the Humber Region
Institute for Apprenticeships providers database. Click on the links below for lists of possible providers.
Note: not all of the organisations on the list are active or able to support small/medium sized businesses.
Level 2 Production Chef (Fish Friers)
Level 3 Senior Production Chef (Fish Friers)
Level 2 Food process operator (Processors)
Level 3 Advanced food process operator (Processors)
- individual large clients throughout the UK. No support for independent fishmongers.
Pending recognition - Plumpton College
Pending recognition - HIT Training (currently working in association with Seafish)
Wanted - New Providers
Seafish are always interested in working with Colleges and other providers who wish to support seafood industry apprenticeships.
Of particular interest are on programme training providers able to support the
Level 2 Fishmongering,
Level 2 or 3 Fish Frying or
Level 2 or 3 fish processing trailblazer apprenticeships in England.
Regional College - Northern Ireland
Training - throughout Wales (Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships) For fish processors, fishmongers and fish friers
Coleg Cambria - North Wales, (Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships) - for fish frying sector.
NB: We have a need for an additional S Wales Provider.
Learning - Scotland
Study Guides for the Level 3 Fish and Shellfish Framework
publishes a highly informative Guide to Seafood with 63 pages
full of detailed information on fish and shellfish and the seafood
industry. Copies of the Guide are available from Seafish
at a cost of £5 each or £2.50 each for orders of 50 Guides or
recognised apprenticeship providers and some selected Seafish
trainers are eligible for free guides for staff and apprentices
(fish and shellfish) and trainees on some courses. These
can be ontained directly from Seafish Onshore Training.
To request free Seafood Guides please contact Denise
Day at our Grimsby office and ask for the order form
for free guides.
will need to know the name of recipients of the Guide and confirmation
of the programme they are on. In order to ensure that
apprentices are given a Guide as part of their signup, each
apprenticeship provider can be provided with 25 Guides as an
initial 'float' which can be replenished whenever they send
back a completed order form for free guides.