Funding to support online learning

Funding is available to support online learning opportunities while Covid-19 social distancing requirements prevents face to face training.

Funding for commercial fishing e-learning 

Funding has been provided by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Trinity House to enable us to offer free online tutor support and assessments via our network of approved training providers for the following Seafish Online Training courses: 

  • Navigation
  • Engineering
  • Stability awareness

These courses have been selected for funding because they make up some of the requirements of our voluntary under 16.5m skipper certificates. Fishermen who pass the online supervised end-of-course assessments will be issued with Seafish certificates for two-day navigation, two-day engineering and one-day stability awareness for experienced fishermen.

To take advantage of this offer, contact our Training team on The team will provide whatever assistance is required and arrange tutor support and/or assessment.

Funding to support onshore workers

As a special measure during the Covid-19 lockdown, we are subsidising the cost of remote training and online learning for workers in the onshore sectors of the seafood industry. 

Funding will cover the full cost of two online courses (food hygiene and health & safety), allowing learners who pass an invigilated exam to gain a regulated qualification for free.

Funding can also be used to contribute towards the cost of various remotely delivered taught courses delivered by video conference software.

Funding for Scottish seafood companies is also available from the Scottish Seafood Training Network (SSTN), which we manage on behalf of the other Network partners.

Visit the Seafood Training Academy website for more details on how to apply for the Scottish funding. 

Visit this webpage to find out more about our UK wide funding for the onshore sectors.


Onshore Training Team


Richard Wardell M:07815 427 621

Lee Cooper M:0787 603 5768

Fishermen’s Training team

Lee Haigh
Fishermen's Training Advisor
M: 07904 660 484

Steven Travis
Fishermen's Training Advisor
M: 07866 141 876