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 – Hygiene and Food Safety in Seafood Retailing – Tuesday 5th September

Unit 2 – Fish Filleting and Preparation Skills – Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th September

Unit 3 & 4 – Seafood Labelling and Nutrition – Seafood Nutrition – Tuesday 3rd October

Seafood Industry Trip – Date TBC

Unit 5 – Seafood Quality and Freshness – Tuesday 31st October

Unit 6 & 7 – Seafood Culinary Skills – Customer Service – Wednesday 1st November


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.



BIM Head Office, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin


Duration and Timeline

The programme will be delivered on seven days over a three-month period.

Learners will also receive a half-day on-site mentoring.


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