Fishmonger apprentices may work in independent high street fishmongers, supermarket fish counters or even mobile fishmonger vans. The fishmonger apprenticeship is about so much more than filleting fish. A fishmonger apprentice also needs excellent customer service and selling skills to develop good relationships with their customers. The apprenticeship helps build a broad range of skills, making apprentices highly valued employees. Talented fishmonger apprentices may go on to run or even own a fishmongering business.
Duration: 24 months
Funding Band: 15 (£12,000)
Training Programme: The apprentice must develop the core knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined in the Fishmonger Standard plus the mandatory qualifications before applying for end-point assessment.
Mandatory Qualifications: Level 1 Mathematics
Level 1 English
Apprentices without Level 2 English and Mathematics are required to attempt these qualifications. Success at this level is not a requirement for end-point assessment though.
Standard Number: STO194
End Point Assessment (EPA)
FDQ are approved to deliver end-point assessment for the Level 2 Fishmonger apprenticeship.
This means we’re able to offer everything you need, from qualification registration through to end-point assessment itself.
Working with FDQ you’ll also have access to our extensive support materials, such as preparation guides and mock exams. It all helps to give your fishmonger apprentice the best chance of success.
To find out more about the end-point assessment talk to one of our friendly EPA team on 0113 3970 395 or email us at EPA@fdq.org.uk
Alternatively you can download our guide to the Fishmonger EPA here.
These offer learners the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in an off-the-job learning environment.These qualifications are designed to support progression into further learning and work-based learning.
Owen Smith learning lamb butchery skills at MEAT Ipswich butchery school.
Owen Smith (18) has become our 100th successful EPA candidate. Owen trained for his butchery apprenticeship with MEAT Ipswich, where his trainer, Stuart Davis, said of him,
"Owen is a pleasant and very well mannered young man. Owen has gained confidence throughout his apprenticeship and has applied his learning to practical situations at his place of work, enabling him to adapt certain practices to suit the needs of the company. "
Originally studying for ‘A’ levels, Owen realised the academic route wasn’t for him, so applied for an apprentice butcher job with Ansell and Sons in Maldon, Essex. Though at first he struggled working a 39 hour week he enjoyed the butchery training, especially as he was being paid to learn! Since completing his butchery apprenticeship and end-point assessment he has become an integral part of the team. He loves interacting with people and feels he learns something new every day.
Now more than ever apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new people into your team, or developing the skills of existing staff. On 1st April employer contributions were halved from 10% to 5%. This means the Government funds 95% of the apprenticeship training costs. In some circumstances 100% of training costs are covered. Talk to one of our friendly team to find out more.Read more
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