Find out about training opportunities for you or your staff.

Food hygiene regulations state that food business operators must make sure that all food handlers receive adequate supervision, instruction and training in food hygiene for the work they do.

Although there is no legal requirement for food handlers to go on a formal training course or obtain an accredited qualification, many businesses may want their staff to have such training.

Courses at Rushmoor Borough Council

We offer our updated food hygiene course for just £50 per person.

We have updated our course so it's shorter, more interactive and straightforward so you can take away the essential information we would expect anyone working with open food to know.

The course is based on the principles of the four Cs on which the Food Standards Agency's safer food, better business guidance is based. These are:

  • Cross-contamination
  • Cleaning
  • Chilling
  • Cooking

We expect attendees to be familiar with these basics before taking the course. You'll find more information on the Food Standards Agency website.

The course is designed to last for three-and-a half-hours, with a short, multiple-choice exam at the end.

It is generally run at the council offices over a morning, 9am to 1pm, subject to demand. It may also be possible to run the course at your premises, subject to discussion.

Please contact us using the contact details on this page if you are interested in finding out more. 

Booking a place on a food hygiene training course

Please call us on 01252 398 177, stating the name of the course and your preferred date.

Payment can be made by card over the phone, or you can pay in advance in person at the council offices by stating the cost code 2208 80399. You cannot pay on the day. 

Dates for 2022/23

  • Wednesday 26 October 2022
  • Tuesday 10 January 2023

Level 2 award in food safety in catering

The Level 2 award in food safety in catering is a formal qualification available from many providers. Further information is available from:

More information on food hygiene

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