Funding to support online learning
Funding for fishermen’s 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:
- 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.
Any fishermen wanting to take advantage of this offer should contact our Fishermen’s Training team on firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will provide whatever assistance is required and arrange tutor support and/or assessment.
Funded e-learning for onshore workers
As a special measure during the Covid-19 lockdown, Seafish is subsidising the cost of e-learning for workers in the onshore sectors of the seafood industry.
Funding will cover the full cost of the following e-learning courses, 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 our remote learning Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification. Further information on this course is available on our Food Hygiene and HACCP Training Courses webpage.
Funding can also support part of the cost of the following taught courses, delivered by video conference software:
- Introduction to HACCP in the seafood industry
- Bivalve purification operations
- Principles of food authenticity
- Management of food authenticity
This funding to support onshore training courses is available during 2020 (subject to approval). To register for support please apply to email@example.com using the expression of interest form below or via your local Seafish approved trainer.
Skills development Scotland are providing £18K of funding through the Scottish Seafood Training Network. Visit the Seafood Training Academy website for more details on how to apply.
Food hygiene and health and safety training is particularly important for fishmongers – read our guidance on training for anyone starting direct seafood sales