Bivalve Purification Training Courses

Our Approved Training Providers offer three training courses on bivalve purification for a range of experience levels. Find out how to book.
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Bowl of cooked mussels

Bivalve Purification Operations course

  • This course is suitable for people working in depuration as operatives, supervisors and managers.
  • It is a one-day taught course which includes a 20 question multiple choice test.
  • People who pass the exam will receive a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)/Seafish joint award qualification.
  • It is often delivered to a single business, but public courses are frequently available.
  • Course materials include a digital handbook.

Since 2020 this course has been delivered remotely over two half days by Zoom.  

Cost is £150 per person and UK seafood businesses can access 50% funding (limitations, T&Cs apply).

Bivalve Purification Management course

  • This course is suitable for managers of depuration centres and similar shellfish businesses.
  • It is one-day taught course which includes an exam.
  • People who pass the exam will receive a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)/Seafish joint award qualification.
  • This course is a public course open to individuals from different companies.
  • Course materials include a digital handbook.
  • Attendees will usually have previously attended an Operations course.

NB: This is a new course planned for delivery in 2021.  It will be delivered remotely in a single day or over two half days using Zoom.  

Cost is £200 per person and UK seafood businesses can access 50% funding (limitations, T&Cs apply).

Bivalve Shellfish Hygiene Verification programme

  • This course is suitable for Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and 3rd party auditors and verifiers.
  • It is a two-day* taught course which includes an exam.
  • People who pass the exam will receive a Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)/Seafish joint award qualification.
  • Course materials are extensive and include a digital handbook and dedicated online resources.
  • Course content incorporates:
    • Introduction to Bivalve Purification Operations.
    • The Food Science & Technology of Purification
    • FCMSs for Purification
    • Evaluating Purification scenarios
    • The Limits of Purification
    • Applied OCV methodology.

NB:  This course is intended for EHOs, Local Authority inspections staff, 3rd party auditors/verifiers and similar. 

The course is delivered remotely via Zoom or Teams.

The course costs £400.00 per person. Please note that this programme is not eligible for Seafish funding support.

* Occasionally the programme may be delivered as a series of half days if appropriate.

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Chalkboard diagram of a mass balance triangulation

Further information

Courses are delivered by our Approved Training Providers. If you are unsure about contacting a training provider directly you can also submit an enquiry to our Onshore Training team.

Contacts

Contact our Onshore Training team
E: onshore@seafish.co.uk
T: 01472 252 300