Fishmongery qualification overview

This qualification is designed develop and assess the competent performance of those involved in fishmonger operations, so they develop the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to work effectively in their role.

On achievement of the qualification learners will have developed the level of competence which
will enable them to perform consistently, reliably and productively in their work role, and make a positive contribution to employment.

OAL Level 2 Diploma in Fishmongery – 603/2859/9

This qualification is recommended to support the learning and assessment of the fishmonger apprenticeship standard. This qualification reflects the range of fishmonger operations that the industry recognises, to enable learners to develop the specific skills required by employers. It is recommended to support the learning and assessment of apprentices enrolled on the Fishmonger Apprenticeship Standard.

Fishmonger Apprenticeship Standard

At OAL we can offer the qualification which underpins the delivery of the fishmonger apprenticeship standard, as well as provide end-point assessment services.

To view the standard, please click here.

Qualification purpose?

This qualification will support progression of learners to:

  • increased responsibility or promotion opportunities in work
  • level 3 vocational qualifications in food and drink operations/management
  • apprenticeships for the food and drink industry
  • technical or management related job roles in fishmongery/food and drink.


The qualification must be assessed using the following assessment methods:

  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Oral Examination
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

Learners are required to achieve all learning outcomes within units of assessment. Assessment of skills will involve observation of learner performance carrying out a bakery operative’s role in the workplace or in an approved bakery environment.

All assessment is subject to internal quality assurance within approved centres providing this qualification.

Externally quality assurance of assessment and internal quality assurance within approved centres is provided by OAL.

This qualification is graded: fail, pass, merit, distinction.

Fishmonger end-point assessment

OAL is approved to deliver the Fishmonger EPA

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