Bivalve Purification Management

This seafood course focuses on the procedures and management controls required to ensure safer live bivalves are available for sale to the public.

This course is in preparation and will be available for delivery in early 2022. We are taking bookings now. Email Onshore Training, onshore@seafish.co.uk to register your interest.

A worker collecting shellfish on a beach with lighthouse in background
Hand collected bivalves

Key Features

  • This course is suitable for managers of depuration centres and similar shellfish businesses.
  • Attendees will usually have previously attended a Bivalve Purification Operations course.
  • A public course open to individuals from across the industry.
  • Course materials include a digital handbook.
  • Delivered remotely by Zoom.
  • It is one day taught course which includes an exam.
  • People who pass the exam will receive a qualification jointly awarded by The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) and Seafish.

Information about the course

  • This is a one day or two half day course.
  • The exam is the same style to our Elementary Food Hygiene and Elementary Health & Safety exams in that it consists of 30 multiple-choice questions.
  • The online exam is administered by us and delivered using Zoom or Teams.
  • The learning materials are only available in English.

Course content

A range of scenarios are explored and discussed by the group to establish what reasonable actions should be taken by shellfish purification centres to manage known risks to human health.

Course and exam fee

It costs £150 per person for the course. Funding (50%) is likely to be available for learners employed in the seafood industry. The online exams are currently fully funded.

Qualification awarded by REHIS

Learners who pass the exam will receive a Certificate in Bivalve Purification Management from the REHIS. 

Pre-requisites to study this course

It is strongly advised that learners have an Elementary Food Hygiene qualification (or equivalent) and have also attended our Bivalve Purification Operations course before they start this programme. 

Book a place on the course

To book a place on the course, please email Onshore Training by following the link below.

Further information

For further information about the course, please email onshore@seafish.co.uk or contact Martin Syvret/Aquafish Solutions, who is the approved training provider for this programme.