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Fish and Shellfish

The Fish and Shellfish apprenticeship offers learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to progress onwards and upwards in the fish and shellfish industry.

Overview

These qualifications are designed for those who are working in a fish and shellfish business. They offer the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge required to confirm competence at work in fish and shellfish operative or technical roles. Learners can qualify in areas as diverse as storage and handling, fish and shellfish processing, sales and service, fish frying, packing and distribution.

These qualifications provide businesses with an opportunity to develop good practices and understanding. They allow skills and knowledge to be developed in a wide variety of areas depending upon the type of business and processes/products that apply.

The broad menu of skills and knowledge within the qualifications can be chosen to reflect the role, responsibilities and development needs of learners. These include compliance functions like food safety and health and safety; operative functions including fish and shellfish processing, sales, problem resolution and specific functions like packaging and labelling.

Modules

There are many  units that meet your individual circumstances. They may include:

  • Fillet fish by hand
  • Understand how to gut and clean fish by hand
  • Control fish skinning operations
  • Understand how to process fish by hand
  • Principles of frying fish and chips
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of food retail operations
  • Process fish/shellfish in a sales environment
  • Understand how to operate a counter/take away service in food operations
  • Display fish/shellfish in a sales environment
  • Monitor and maintain storage conditions in food operations

Click here for a full of available units. Strive Training will work with you to design your ideal programme.

There are many  units that meet your individual circumstances. They may include:

  • Monitor oil frying operations
  • Understand how to monitor the reception and holding of live fish/shellfish
  • Evaluate and improve production in food manufacture
  • Understand how to carry out sampling for quality control in food operations
  • Maximise sales in a food retail environment
  • Set up and maintain food retail operations
  • Control and monitor safe supply of raw materials and ingredients in food operations
  • Monitor and control quality of work activities in food operations
  • Monitor health, safety and environmental systems in food operations

Click here for a full list of available units. Strive Training will work with you to design your ideal programme.

Professional Progression

This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working in, or looking to gain entry into, the following positions:

Sales/Service Support Assistant (Fish and Shellfish)

Assisting with Sales/Service support within a Fish or Shellfish organisation

Fishmonger

Fish and Shellfish processing

Fish/Shellfish Processing Operative

Fish and Shellfish processing operations

This apprenticeship is ideal for those currently working in, or looking to gain entry into, the following positions:

Master Fishmonger

Highly skilled individuals who work in large supermarkets, specialist shops, market stalls and as mobile fish traders, responsible for all the functions in their business including managing storage and quality, fish and shellfish preparation, food safety and health and safety.

Assistant Fishmonger

Similar to a master fishmonger but not the responsibility of management of the business; typically accepts deliveries of fish and shellfish, prepares counter displays, processes more common species of fish and shellfish, advises and sells to customers

Bivalve Purification Manager/Supervisor

Manages a small team working in a bivalve purification and despatch department/centre, takes charge of food safety policy, health and safety issues and key process activities of controlling bivalve purification processing and monitoring the reception, holding and despatch of live bivalve shellfish

Manager/Deputy Manager/Shift Supervisor of Fish and Chip Shop

Responsible for food safety/health and safety policy, dealing with resource and personnel issues, marketing, monitoring oil frying operations, evaluating customer service, planning and coordinating food services

Fish and Shellfish Processing Technical Manager/Supervisor

Responsible for managing processes and operations such as smoking, high care shellfish, freezing, coating, quality assessment and primary processing; responsible for food safety, health and safety, waste management, production planning, and staff development

Next Steps...

Contact Strive Training’s Fish and Shellfish team on 0208 952 4856 to find out more.