2017 Electrofishing Training Programme

Inverness College and SRUC Barony Campus, in collaboration with SFCC,  provide introductory level and team leader electrofishing qualifications.

SFCC also provide a 1-day team leader electrofishing refresher course.

These courses are delivered between May and September each year, with the team leader course running once per year alternately between Inverness and Barony.

Further info & sign-up: Introduction to Electrofishing, Inverness College, 18th - 19th May 2017

Further info & sign-up: Introduction to Electrofishing, SRUC Barony Campus, 7th - 8th June 2017


Further info: Team Leader Electrofishing, SRUC Barony Campus, 19th - 21st September 2017


Further info & sign-up: Team Leader Electrofishing 1 DAY REFRESHER COURSE, Pitlochry July 27th 2017


Pre-requisites for attending the Team Leader course are successful completion of the Introductory course and at least one season (min 3 months) of practical electrofishing experience. Introductory qualifications gained outwith Scotland are also valid at the descretion of the SFCC training committee, and are required to have been completed within 3 years of sitting the Team Leader qualification. 


Terms & Conditions

For the introductory or team leader course, proof of a valid first aid certificate is no longer required for SFCC accreditation to be granted. A valid first aid qualification is also not a pre-requisite for attending the course. It is the responsibility of the attendee's employer to ensure that appropriate first aid training and certification is achieved before undertaking electrofishing or other field work. SFCC does not accept liability for any injuries sustained while electrofishing. SFCC recommend candidates hold an appropriate first aid qualification such as the two day Outdoor First Aid qualification issued by a regulated First Aid Provider such as ITC or equivalent, as this is appropriate for the environment in which candidates operate and will meet HSE requirements.


Electrofishing survey protocols are available to download:



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