News Stream #1


Trailblazer Apprenticeship Developments

This Topic Page contains News Stream #1. For 2015/16 this News Stream Topic will feature the development of Trailblazer Apprenticeships.


In England, from 2017/18 Trailblazer Apprenticeships will replace almost all of the existing apprenticeship frameworks.

Fishmongers have been given approval to develop their own trailblazer, and fish friers are awaiting a response to their August 2015 application to BIS.

The new Trailblazer Apprenticeship will replace the existing fish and shellfish apprenticeship.

A meeting of fish friers and mongers was held in early 2015 to discuss this initiative.

Fishmongering Trailblazer

Fishmonger met in November 2015 and again in January 2016 and have agreed a draft standard. The group will meet again in March to finalise that standard. Before then they wish to consult with as many fishmongers as possible on the detail of the 2 page standard.

The fishmonger consultation page is here.

Other Information

Key points re trailblazer funding etc - BIS Briefing note


Fish Frying Trailblazer

Proposal to BIS submitted but not yet approved or rejected (Sept 2015)

Results of online survey - click here for pdf Analysis of results by Lee Cooper available here.