City & Guilds Retail Certificate Courses

8-15 People
16.15 hours
£ 50.00

We are waiting to hear whether are latest funding bid for this course as been accepted.

If you are interested in being considered for the next course (potentially in JANUARY 2020) please contact us at and send us a letter of application explaining why you believe this course would help your career or business in the seafood industry.

To talk to us about applying for a funded place - please email or contact our administration team directly on 0207 517 3548

This 2 day course is sponsored by Fishmongers' Company and City & Guilds and would usually cost over £500.  However, if you are a successful applicant, you will only need to pay a non-refundable fee of £50 towards fish costs and refreshments for the two days.  This will need to be paid prior to the course. As part of the of the programme you will need to complete the course species sheets before the course takes place.  This confirms that attendees are committed to attend and complete the course which includes a coursework book. The coursework worksheets will be emailed to you once payment has been made.

The City & Guilds Retail Certificate offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge about various areas of the Seafood Industry.
Day 1 focuses on cutting fish and quality assessment
Aquaculture and Sustain issues
Day 2 on the cooking and selling of fish and shellfish, display and customer service. .

An experienced fishmonger trainer leads the course and there is an assessment of each candidate during the practical session and theory sessions. 

2 days, attendance on both days is required to complete the course
Day 1: 0830 - 1600
Day 2: 0545 - 1330

Please email or telephone 0207 517 3548 to make a booking


09:30am - 17:00pm

  • Description
What to Expect

Expect an intense course with plenty of fish preparation on day one with fish quality assessment lectures. On day two there will be a market visit and shellfish lectures. The majority of the rest of the day is spent in the kitchen with our chefs who will inspire and demonstrate a variety of cooking methods and discuss the health benefits of eating fish and shellfish.

Who should attend

This course is primarily aimed at people currently working in the industry, those wanting to get into the trade or experienced fishmongers who want formal recognition of their skills and knowledge. To register interest or to apply for a place please email us on We ask for a letter of application detailing why this course is of benefit to the attendee.

What you take home

During day one attendees work on fish preparation skills. Fish prepared can be taken home and enjoyed! Recipe and healthy eating leaflets are supplied.

Can I buy fish?

Fish can be purchased during the Market visit on Day 2. Although we have limited freezer space, we have a large fish chiller to store purchases for the duration of the course.

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