2021 Electrofishing Training Programme


Inverness College UHI and SRUC Barony Campus, in collaboration with SFCC,  provide introductory and team leader level electrofishing qualifications. The introductory course is accredited by SQA as an SVQ level 2. 

SFCC also provide a 1-day team leader electrofishing refresher course annually online or at the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, by Pitlochry.

These courses are usually delivered in May and June each year, with the intro course being delivered annually online and/or at SRUC Barony Campus and Inverness College UHI. The team leader course runs once per year alternately between Inverness and Barony. In the event that less than 6 candidates sign up for a course it may be cancelled. The maxium number of attendees on any course is 12.

Clik the links below for further information on previous courses:

Introduction to Electrofishing, Inverness College - Theory aspect of intro course to be delivered online in 2021 - please contact us for details

Introduction to Electrofishing, SRUC Barony Campus 

Team Leader Electrofishing, SRUC Barony Campus - Course to be delivered online by SFCC during 2021

Team Leader Candidate Experience Form (to be filled in before booking through Inverness College UHI)


SFCC Team Leader Electrofishing 1 DAY REFRESHER COURSE, Pitlochry - Course to be delivered online in May/June 2021



There are no pre-requisites for attending the introductory training course. The pre-requisites for attending the team leader course are explained in our Candidate Experience Form. Introductory-level qualifications gained outwith Scotland are also valid and permitt attendance on the team leader course.

Terms & Conditions

For the introductory or team leader course, proof of a valid first aid certificate is not 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.


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