Food hygiene training

Find out about training opportunities for you or your staff.

Food hygiene regulations state that food businesses 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.

Following government guidance on measures to protect people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have cancelled our proposed courses for this year.

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

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:

  • 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 Safer food, better business for caterers 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, subject to demand. It may also be possible to run the course at your premises, subject to a minimum booking of ten candidates.

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

You can use our pdf icon Food hygiene course application form [164kb] to book a place on one of our food hygiene training courses. You can then either send it to us or pop it into the council offices. You will need to pay at the same time.

Level 2 award in food safety in catering

The Level 2 award in food safety in catering is a formal qualification. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority accredits this course and the hotel and catering industry recognises the award as a professional certificate of competence in food hygiene.

The course is available from many providers, including:

More information on food hygiene

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