Fish Quality Assessment Training Courses

We support principles, introductory and advanced training courses in fish quality assessment. Delivered remotely, onsite or at an approved venue.

Principles of Fish Quality Assessment (raw or cooked)

  • Versions of this course are suitable for all parts of the seafood industry.
  • It is a half-day remotely taught course delivered via Zoom.
  • All attendees receive a record of training.
  • A course booklet and other online resources (schemes, videos etc) are provided.
  • The course costs £100 per person, funding may be available for eligible participants.

Raw/whole fish schemes for fishmongers, merchants and processors

This version of the course uses quality assessment schemes intended for the assessment of whole fish and include training on how to assess quality using the appearance of:

  • Eyes
  • Gills
  • Skin
  • Flesh
  • Blood and slime etc.

There is a post course exam that may be taken if trainees wish to gain the full qualification. An attendance certificate is available to all attendees.

Cooked schemes for fish friers, chefs and seafood manufacturers

This version of the programme is ideal for those parts of the seafood industry that do not use whole fish.  Part processed fish (usually fillets) can still be assessed for quality using the Torry cooked schemes that focus on:

  • Cooked appearance
  • Odour
  • Taste
  • Mouth feel etc of the cooked fish.

There is a post course practical exercise that may be carried out if trainees want to put theory into practice and gain the full qualification. An attendance certificate is available to all attendees.

Photo from fish quality assessment training course - attendee smells fillet being held up while other attendees are standing behind them with notes
Fish quality assessment training course, assessing fish

Introductory Fish Quality Assessment **

  • This course is suitable for chefs, fishmongers and fish friers.
  • It is a half to two-day taught course usually delivered onsite for a business, but also available at venues in in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
  • The practical element can be extended from two hours to more than a day.
  • People who complete the course will receive a certificate from us.
  • Course cost will be confirmed by the training provider.
  • A course booklet is provided.

**  Currently suspended

Advanced Fish Quality Assessment **

  • This course is suitable for managers, seafood buyers and Environmental Health Officers.
  • It is a five-day taught course available at venues in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
  • This is an intensely practical training course. 
  • People who complete the course will receive a certificate from us.
  • This course costs £1,000 per person.
  • Course materials include a detailed resource pack.

**  Currently suspended

Further information

Courses are delivered by our Approved Training Providers.

If you are unsure about contacting a training provider directly you can also contact our Onshore Training team.

Contacts

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