Apprenticeship Providers

Working with organisations that offer fish and shellfish proficiency qualification and standards based apprenticeships

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), fishmongering and production cooking (fish frying).

If you cannot find what you want then please email and explain clearly the information you need.


Seafish and the Seafood Training Academy work with Centres approved to deliver fish and shellfish vocational qualifications.

The 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.

Most of these centres are FDQ Ltd approved 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).


Apprenticeship Providers

Northern Ireland

Southern Regional College - Northern Ireland


Cambrian 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.


Polaris Learning - Scotland



See this dedicated webpage for more information on Trailblazer providers.

Grimsby Institute - Yorkshire and the Humber Region

HIT Training - Fish frying apprenticeships throughout England using Hospitality apprenticeships.

Other providers

We are working with two new potential providers to bring fishmonger apprenticeships to a bigger audience in England.


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.