Certificate in Fishmonger Skills


Programme Overview Programme Overview

This programme will equip the learner with the essential knowledge and skills to work competently in seafood retailing. Learners will have an opportunity to develop their technical fish filleting skills and will undertake training in a range of topics including food safety, fish quality assessment, seafood labelling and culinary skills. 

Programme Information Programme Information

Next Programme Dates


Unit 1 Food Safety and Hygiene Tuesday 27th August
Unit 2 Fish Filleting and Preparation Skills Tuesday 17th

& Wednesday 18th September

Unit 3 Seafood Labelling (am)

& Seafood Nutrition (pm)

Wednesday 9th October
Unit 4 Seafood Industry Trip Date to be confirmed
Unit 5 Seafood Quality & Freshness Tuesday 29th October
Unit 6 & 7 Seafood Culinary Skills (am)

& Customer Service (pm)

Wednesday 30th October

Who is the Programme for

The programme is open to individuals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in seafood retailing. It will be of particular interest to new entrants working with independent fishmongers or on a supermarket fresh fish counter. It would also be of interest to existing staff who want to receive a qualification in fishmonger skills.


Training Methodology

Combination of classroom-based learning, mentoring, demonstrations and practical training sessions.



QQI Level 5, 15 Credit, Special Purpose Award in Fishmonger Skills.


Entry Requirements


Progression and Employment Opportunities

This is a stand-alone special purpose award at level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Seafood Retail Sector.



Written assignment (20%)

Learner record (20%)

Skills demonstration (60%)





How to Apply How to Apply


Download the Training Programme Application form

The Training Programme Application form



Submit your application

By email: seafoodskills@bim.ie 


By post:
Seafood Skills, An Bord Iascaigh Mhara,
Crofton Road, Dún Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin A96 E5A0.


After submitting your application

Successful applicants will be contacted within two weeks of receipt of their application form.

For more information contact

Trade Development Officer

Lorraine O'Byrne