Remote learning and exams having a great impact in rural locations

Remote learning was introduced by Seafish in May last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a huge success, helping companies continue to keep vital certificates and accreditations up to date.

The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) is proud to be an invigilator for Seafish online courses and is delighted with the success of the initiative.

One of our members who has benefited from this learning is Loch Fyne Seafarms. Lynn MacKinnon, the Technical Manager explains “Like many businesses and organisations, Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our ability to undertake face to face training. Previously training providers would have arranged to come to our rural location but travel restrictions meant this was no longer able to happen.”

She continued “Seafish moved their training courses onto virtual platforms and our staff have greatly benefited from this. Many employees were able to access courses like Elementary Food Hygiene and Elementary HACCP in Food Manufacturing.

The online delivery meant a reduction in travel time which was a huge benefit to our staff and the business. The exams for each course were remotely invigilated by Jean Meikle at Scottish Seafood Association. Jean worked closely with us to ensure that exam times fitted around the business needs and quickly made each candidate feel at ease during their zoom calls.

The online training platform has been such a success with our company that I hope we can continue to access training in this way for many years to come”

Seafish courses are part or fully funded and are available to all SSA members. For more information on funding and courses, please contact us directly or visit The Seafood Training Academy here.