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Fish and Seafood

Course Code: FISH

Level: 2
Subject area: Hospitality & Catering
Awarding body: City College Plymouth
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One day
When you'll study: 9.30am - 3.30pm

About the course

Do you work in the catering industry and wish to develop your skills, or do you simply love being in the kitchen and want to feel more confident with preparing and cooking seafood?

This one-day course will take you through the identification, quality points, preparation, cooking and serving of a range of fish and seafood. You will learn professional techniques, terminology and wider supportive information on sustainability, origins and seasonality.

This course is predominantly for those working in a professional setting, but it is also great for your own personal development and to assist you in becoming a proficient dinner party cook.

What you'll learn

The course covers:

  • identification 
  • quality points 
  • preparation techniques 
  • cooking techniques 
  • presenting and garnishing 
  • sustainability and seasonality.
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


The assessment is assignment based.

What's next?

Upon completion of this course, you may progress to a Certificate in Chef Skills or a Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Short course

Course Code: FISH

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £65

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.