Fish Friers / Fish Restaurants

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We have an oline learning site designed specifically for Fish and Chip Shops at www.estafoodtraining.co.uk The site has courses specifically written for Fish and Chip Shops in Food Safety, Health and Safety and Customer Service. Shops can pay and annual subscription (typically around £50-£70 per shop, depending on number of staff) All staff can then access any or all of the 3 courses. Once they have studied the courses on line they can the take an online multiple choice test. When they pass the test they can print out a Certificates that cna be displayed in the shop.

Typical cost per person, per course works out as little as £3

Any shops that join the new Chippy Chat Plus scheme can also get 20% discount on these prices


Businesses are, by law, to carry out Risk Assessments on their premises, If they employ 5 ir more employees they are also required to have a Health and Safety Policy in Place. ESTA can come to your premises and help you get these in place. Please contact us for more details

A range of training courses and assessments are available for anyone involved in Fish Frying. This includes Fish and Chip Shops and Restaurants offering fish on their menu.



We offer a free advisory phone call to discuss all the products and services we can offer your business in order to help improve standards and improve the efficiency and image of your business. Please contact us if you would like information

Fish Frier Skills and Customer Service Skills

These qualifications have been developed by Seafish in conjunction with the National Federation of Fish Friers and is based on workbooks that candidates work through followed by an independent assessment in the workplace by an Independant Assessor.

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NFFF - 3 day Fish Frier Course

This is an ideal training course covering the basics of operating a Fish and Chip Shop effectively. It includes practical sessions on preparation and cooking of fish and chips as well as looking at Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and cost effective use of resources.

The course is held at the headquarters of the National Federation of Fish Friers in Leeds.

Video Introduction to course

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2 Day Fish Frier Course

Ther is now a 2 day course available in the Eastern Region covering practical sessions on Fish and Chip preperation and frying, packaging and serving customers along with Food Safety training. Please call or email us for more information

Fish and Chip shop of the year

We have worked closely with previous regional and national winners of the competition. We can offer advice and guidance on shops considering entering the competition. Please contact us for more details.

Seafish Quality Award

National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) offer a Quality Award for Fish and Chip shops. This involves an assessment of your business to show you meet the requirements for the Quality Award. Award holders and you can then display the award in their premises and usually also achieve local publicity by achieving the award.

This can lead to:

  1. Better standards within your business
  2. More Profit and less waste
  3. Better motivated staff
  4. Improved Sales

Eastern Seafish Training Association provide guidance and support to help you through the process. We will come and do an audit of your premises and advise you on any work that may be needed to achieve the award

Food Hygiene Training

  • Level Two Award in Food Safety in Catering, Retail or Manufacturing (Replaces Basic or Foundation Food Hygiene) Nationally recognised catering qualification


Courses at various locations depending on demand

  • Food Hygiene for Fish and Chip shops. ESTA now provides a half day course specifically tailored for Fish and Chip shops. The course can be delivered local to you, at a time suitable to you if you have enough candidates to make it cost effective. ESTA are also delivering public courses around the eastern region, where there is sufficient demand. Please contact ESTA for costs and availability.
  • Level Two Food Hygiene for Fish and Chip Shops. If you have a group of staff who need food hygiene training we offer a half day, shortened version of the course above, tailored to the requirements of your business. Candidates take a multiple choice test at the end of the course and are issued with an "Eastern Seafish Training Assoociation" certificate
  • Level 3 Food Safety (previously Intermediate Food Hygiene) courses can be accessed through Eastern Seafish Training Association (ESTA) either delivered by ESTA or through a local training provider. These are ideal for Managers and Supervisors
  • HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) We offer a one day Level 2 course and a 3 day Level 3 course.

Health and Safety

A range of courses and styles of learning can be accessed through Eastern Seafish Training Association. These include:

  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the workplace To view the options available click here
  • Risk Assessments
  • Manual Handling

First Aid

  • Emergency First Aid is available as a half day or full day course
  • Appointed Persons course is an extended Emergency First Aid course in line with HSE guidelines
  • First Aid at Work Certificate is the HSE approved three day course for First Aiders in the workplace
  • First Aid at Work Refresher training is a one day refresher course that holders of the First Aid at Work Certificate are required to do every year after being awarded the First Aid at Work Certificate


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