Our unique programme teaches a variety of seafood processing skills to students to ensure they meet both industry and export standards.

The Seafood Training Services Advantage

Seafood Training Services is an innovative training organisation that is constantly improving our methods of training and resources.

At STS we have developed all of our own training resources with pictures and examples that depict real life situations, this assists students with their learning during the assessment process.

In 2014 we were the first training provider to introduce intercom headsets for communication between tutors and students, this innovation increases employee understanding and allows trainees to be trained and evaluated whilst in a normal working environment. In 2015 we launched a new electronic assessment system.

This information provides a snapshot of our programmes and the benefits that training has for both learners and employers. As we are a community minded organisation, these programmes have been developed to assist and improve both the skills and employability of learners by creating sensible and practical training relevant to our industry partners.

Seafood Training Services – Our Aim

The National Certificate in Seafood Processing is an introduction for students wishing to work in the seafood processing industry, whether land based at factory sites, or at sea.

Training also provides additional foundation learning and skills for students already working within the seafood industry. On successful completion of this programme, students will be able to use their skills and knowledge to gain employment within the seafood industry, utilise transferable skills relevant to other food processing industries or provide other employment opportunities for students already working in the seafood and related industries.

The programme focuses on practical applications of the learning outcomes by utilising classroom and practical settings throughout, with students continually operating as part of a team.

Training Programme Structure

Our programme provides students with the opportunity to apply new knowledge and to practice a broad base of new skills in a safe and realistic learning environment

The National Certificate in Seafood Processing with strands in Basic Processing Skills 43 credits, and Intermediate Processing Skills 62 credits, Levels 2-3 qualifications. The level of each unit standard is dependent on the complexity of learning and reflects the content of the qualification.

The programme is completed on a part time basis equivalent to the number of weeks required. Students are able to learn while in their place of employment, in conjunction with some face-to-face classroom learning.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to apply new knowledge and to practice a broad base of new skills in a safe and realistic learning environment which supports consistency of performance whilst developing a broad base of practical skills and theoretical knowledge. It involves work in the classroom, practical experience in the factories or via a mobile training unit as well as experience in an industry setting.