Fisher Apprenticeship Level 2
The purpose of the Fisher Apprenticeship is to sustainably harvest fish and shellfish and to train the next generation of this industry. Fishing methods range from static gears such as shellfish pots through to modern, selective, high-tech trawl equipment.
A fisher works as part of a team, both onshore and at sea. They are involved in the entire end-to-end process, through to transporting the catch to market to enable it to be sold. They set up the fishing gear and fit it to a boat and watch-keep on a navigational passage to and from fishing grounds. They deploy and retrieve gear and catch, process, store and land the fish (or shellfish).
Fishers also help look after the sea. They collect data for policy makers. This data informs plans for fishing, catch limits and quotas to ensure stocks remain sustainable. A fisher adapts and improves processes to improve sustainability. They adapt to seasonal changes and vary their approach to catch different types of fish. They also adapt their approach in response to the sea, tides, and weather conditions.
Please note to complete an apprenticeship with us, you will be required to find an employer vacancy. If you do not have an employer, the below links are useful places to find an apprenticeship:
South Devon College is committed to supporting all interested students in finding an employer and offer careers guidance, CV writing skills and interview techniques to help support your search for an apprenticeship.
- You will be required to have achieved English at Level 1
- You will be required to be working towards achieving Maths at Level 1
- You will be required to have a telephone or personal interview with the tutor
- You will need to pass the ENG1 medical examination
Firefighting and prevention
Elementary first aid
Essential health and safety
Approved diesel engine course (AEC 1)
Navigation, watchkeeping and stability awareness
A career in the fishing industry can be a rewarding opportunity for individuals interested in offshore work. For those who would rather work onshore, there are also opportunities in the fishing industry for you as well.
Understanding the opportunities available to you in this field may help you make informed decisions about a career in fishing.
Potential job roles include:
Fishing boat captain
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"I will really miss my college days and from the beginning the tutor, Al, has been so supportive. From someone who has not completed anything academic in over 20 years, this course was a step in the right direction for me. I have learnt so much from the group of people, different organisations, but mostly from Al who has a wealth of HR knowledge. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Al and she will always go out of her way to support and guide you in the right direction". Kelly Gidley – Temporary Staffing Team Manager, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust