Training

Never has it been more important for those engaged in the handling and preparation of food to receive formal training. The incidence of food poisoning outbreaks is rising and a new breed of 'Super Bugs' makes an outbreak of food poisoning that is much more dangerous. The law now requires all food handlers to be trained, instructed and supervised to a level appropriate to the work they carry out. Other benefits of training usually include:

Benefits of training include:

  • Increased business and profitability
  • Enhanced staff morale and loyalty
  • Enhanced customer confidence
  • Reduction in waste
  • Improvement in quality

For more details on the courses we offer, please use the dropdown menu below. All fees are subject to VAT. Food Hygiene Centre reserves the right to change times, dates and prices of courses at any time. To book, please follow the link to the booking form.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee + Book
(per person)
Central London 25 August 2020
28th September 2020
8th October 2020
Same Day £65 £19
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same Day £475
(up to 15 people)
£19

The cost of the course handbook (£10) will be added on to the invoice

In house training can also be provided in Thai language.

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Course Details

The objective is to cover the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment. It is a valuable free-standing qualification that is also suitable for learners and employees engaged in other food based vocational training and employment.

The purpose of this qualification is for learners to obtain a knowledge and understanding of; the importance of food hygiene, associated food safety hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.

Course Content

  • Understand food safety hazards by identifying contamination and cross-contamination hazards to food safety, explain how contamination of food can cause illness or injury, explain the importance of personal hygiene and behaviour to food safety and Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators.
  • Understand how to control food safety hazards: using safe food handling practices and procedures by preventing or minimising the risk of cross contamination, temperature control, dealing with stock and deliveries to customers, work flow, work surfaces and equipment, keeping the work area and equipment clean and tidy, dealing with hazards and potential hazards such as food spoilage, waste and pest prevention.

Course Duration

The course is a one day programme

Assessment

The examination consists of 30 questions. The duration of the examination is forty minutes. A candidate who is able to Satisfy the learning outcomes will achieve a score of at least 20 out of 30.

Award

The results are released by the Institute within about two weeks. Successful candidates receive the Ofqual accredited certificate Compliance's Level 2 Award Food Safety and Hygiene certificate.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee + Book
(per person)
Level 3 (1 day)
Central London
Enquire Same Day £125 £40
Level 3 (1 day)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same Day £695 £40
Awareness (1/2 day)
Central London
Enqire Same Day £55 £5
Awareness (1/2 day)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same Day £395 £5

Course Details

The food service sector needs to get ready for major changes to food labelling legislation when the EU Food Information Regulation (FIR) 1169/2011 comes into force on 13 December 2014.

The legislation will introduce a mandatory requirement for food businesses to provide accurate allergy information for particular foods sold unpackaged (loose). This information can either be written or provided orally by a competent member of staff. It will not be enough for restaurants and other catering establishments to simply declare they do not know whether a food contains any of the 14 allergens listed under the Regulation.

Aim

This course has been developed for those responsible for the management of food safety to understand the characteristics of food allergies and food intolerances, how to reduce the risk to consumers and how to comply with current and future legislation.

By the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • State the characteristics of food allergies and food intolerances, including current statistics.
  • Outline the different roles in ensuring that food ingredients and allergens are effectively managed.
  • State the procedures relating to the accurate communication of ingredient information, from supplier to consumer.
  • Explain the hygiene considerations with regard to allergen and ingredient control.
  • State the procedures relating to the control of contamination and cross-contamination of allergenic ingredient.

Course Duration

One Day. Pre-course work may be required.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by the completion of a learner workbook after the course.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London 5th-7th October 2020 Last Day £430 £65
Awareness (1/2 day)
Central London
Your choice Last Day £1750
(up to 15 people)
£65
Refresher(1 day)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice N/A £795
(up to 15 people)
£65

Cost of course book (£19.50) and exercise book (£15) will be added on to the invoice


Aim

The aim of this three-day course is to equip supervisory staff with a sound working knowledge of food hygiene and the production of safe food and to enable them to identify risk situations and to take corrective action.

Course Content

By the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  • General Introduction
  • Legislation
  • Supervisory Management
  • Temperature Control (chilling, cooking)
  • Cleaning
  • Contamination control
  • Applying and monitoring good hygiene practices
  • Implementing good food safety
  • Contributing to the safety training of others

Course Duration

Three day programme.

Who Should Attend?

Managers and supervisors in medium and large catering or manufacturing businesses.

Examination

1 hour and 30 minute exam of 45 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. To achieve the certificate candidates must get a minimum of 30/45 correct answers.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering Certificate. Exceptional results will be recognised by the award of a Merit Certificate.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London 12th-16th October 2020 2 weeks after end of course £795 £95
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice TBC £1750
(up to 15 people)
£3650
Refresher course
2 days
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice N/A £1590
(up to 15 people)
£5

Cost of recommended course handbook (£39.50) will be added on to the invoice


Aim

The aim of this five-day course is primarily to provide managers and chefs with an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of food hygiene and to enable them to exercise management controls for the production of safe food.

Course Content

  • General Introduction
  • Bacteriology
  • Food-borne illnesses
  • Non-bacterial Food Poisoning
  • Food storage, temperature control and preservation
  • Design and construction of food premises and equipment
  • Food Preservation
  • Design and Construction of Food Premises
  • Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Pest Control
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Training Strategies
  • Legislation
  • Management control techniques

Course Duration

Five day programme. Candidates will have time of at least two weeks after the course to prepare for the written examination.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for chefs, supervisors, managers, senior hygiene personnel and those seeking to train others in Food Hygiene.

Examination

The examination will consist of Two papers; paper one will consists of 20 shortanswer questions which have to be answered in 120 minutes; paper two will be assessed by a controlled assignment, which will have to be answered in 120 minutes. All questions on both of the papers have to be answer.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 4 Award in Food Safety Certificate. Exceptional results will be recognised by the award of a Merit or Distinction Certificate. Candidates will also be able to deliver the Level 2 Food Safety Awards (with appropriate training skills).

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same Day £395 £65

Cost of course book (£20) will be added on to the invoice


Course Details

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) provides an effective and practicable management tool for identifying food safety hazards and ensuring that adequate controls are in place.

This Level 3 qualification covers the importance of HACCP-based food safety management procedures, the preliminary processes for HACCP-based procedures, development of the procedures, monitoring of critical control points and corrective actions and the evaluation of the procedures.

The qualification is firmly based on the National Occupational Standards developed by Improve, the Sector Skills Council for the food and drink manufacturing industry, and conforms to the qualification template developed by RSPH, other awarding bodies and Improve.

Course Content

  • Identify the importance of HACCP based food safety management procedures
  • Know the preliminary processes for HACCP
  • Identify the role of the HACCP team member
  • Know how a HACCP plan is developed using the Codex principles
  • Know how HACCP plans are implemented, validated, verified, maintained and documented

Course Duration

The course is a two day programme

Assessment

A one-hour multiple - choice examination consisting of 30 questions which is split into 2 parts. Part 1 will contain 20 MCQ and part 2 will contain 2 scenarios to be completed consisting of a further 10 MCQ. Candidates will have the choice of selecting 2 from 4 scenarios available. The scenarios will reflect both manufacturing and catering. The qualification is graded as either Pass (20/30) or Distinction (26/30)

Award

Successful candidates will receive the recognised accredited certificate Compliance's Level 3 Award in Understanding how to Develop a HACCP Plan

If a candidate fails the assessment, he or she is permitted to re-sit the examination once after paying an appropriate exam fee. If a candidate fails a re-sit, he or she will have to undertake the full training programme again.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £95 £20
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice N/A £495
(up to 15 people)
£20


Course Details

This course aims to raise awareness of knowledge and understanding of basic principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP). It will help with the development of a food safety management procedure based on the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points.

Course Content

  • Importance and benefits of HACCP
  • The role of HACCP
  • HACCP terminology
  • Basic application of HACCP principles
  • Use of HACCP in small and medium sized hospitality ad food retail businesses
  • Food safety legislation

Course Duration

One day

Who Should Attend?

An ideal course for food business operators, managers and employees working in food businesses. This course is especially suitable for those responsible for the maintenance of a food safety management procedure, as required by EU Regulation 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs.

It is suitable for supervisors and mangers that hold the Level 3 Award in Supervising Food safety or the Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety. Some candidates, who have passed the Advanced Certificate in Food Safety or level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering have found this an ideal course for revision purposes.

Examination

Multiple choice assessment.

Award

The results are released by the Institute within about a week. Successful candidates will receive the recognised accredited aertificate complian's Level 2 Award in Principles of HACCP certificate.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee + Book
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £75 £20
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £450
(up to 15 people)
£20


Aim

The aim of this one-day course is to provide knowledge of the fundamental principles of nutrition and the necessary knowledge to effect real change in the eating habits of the nation.

Course Content

  • The relationship between nutrition, diet and health
  • The nutritional requirements of different population groups
  • Current policy, legislation and voluntary guidelines
  • The effects of food processing on nutrient content
  • Nutrition labelling

Course Duration

The course is of six hours duration.

Who Should Attend?

All those involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients, especially - caterers, chefs, child care workers, school staff, hospital staff, care home workers, restaurant staff, and hostel workers.

Examination

1 hour exam of 30 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. To achieve the certificate candidates must get a minimum of 20 correct answers.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets Certificate. A course handbook will also be issued to all course members.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee + Book
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £75 £22
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £450
(up to 15 people)
£22


Aim

The aim of this one-day course is to provide employees with an understanding on health and safety, which will enable them to contribute to any health and safety management system.

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Welfare
  • The workplace and workplace equipment
  • Risk assessment
  • Manual Handling
  • Hazardous substances
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Transport and vehicles
  • Noise and vibration

Course Duration

This course is of six hours duration.

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed to provide an essential understanding and knowledge of health and safety for employees working in any sector of business, whether manufacturing, commerce, public sector or the service industries.

Examination

1 hour exam of 30 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. To achieve the certificate candidates must get a minimum of 20 correct answers.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 2 Award in Health and Safety Certificate. A Health and Safety Handbook will be issued to all course members.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Last day £425 £65
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Last day £2125
(up to 15 people)
£65

Cost of recommended course handbook (£18) will be added on to the invoice


Aim

To provide supervisors, team leaders and managers with an understanding of the main concepts of health and safety and therefore promote the benefits of health and safety within the work place and clarify the roles and responsibilities of individuals, supervisors and management.

Course Content

  • Concepts of Health and Safety
  • Accidents in the Workplace
  • Health in the Workplace
  • Legal Provisions
  • Health and Safety Organisation and Management
  • Supervising Health and Safety

Course Duration

Three day programme.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for supervisors, managers and owners of small businesses, team leaders and anyone else who has a responsibility for the health and safety of others in the workplace. Candidates on the course should hold the Level 2 Health & Safety Certificate or have experience considered suitable by the course organiser.

Examination

2-hour exam of 60 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. To achieve the certificate candidates must get a minimum of 40 correct answers.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 3 Health and Safety Certificate. Exceptional results will be recognised by the award of a Merit Certificate.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire TBC £795 £95
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice TBC £3500
(up to 15 people)
£95

Cost of recommended course handbook (£48) will be added on to the invoice

Aim

The aim of this five-day course is to provide managers and supervisors with an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of health and safety so that they will be able to exercise management controls over health and safety within their workplaces.


Course Content

  • Health and safety management
  • Health and safety culture
  • Workplace and work equipment
  • Hazardous agents
  • Legislation

Course Duration

A minimum of 36 hours instruction is taught over 5 days.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for managers and supervisors responsible for health and safety within their organisations and those seeking approval to deliver Level 1 and Level 2 Health and Safety qualifications (with appropriate training skills). Candidates on the course should hold the Level 3 Health and Safety or have experience, considered suitable by the course organiser.

Examination

The examination comprises a written paper. Candidates must also submit coursework in the form of written assignments that will go towards the overall mark.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 4 Health and Safety in the Workplace Certificate. Exceptional results will be recognised by the award of a Credit Certificate.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £495
(up to 15 people)
£10
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £395
for 1/2 day on Food Hygiene
(up to 15 people)
£7
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £395
for 1/2 day on Health & Safety
(up to 15 people)
£7


Food Hygiene Awareness

Aim

The aim of this short two-hour training course is to ensure that food handling employees carry out hygiene measures to a safe level and are aware of their legal responsibilities.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Bacteria
  • Cross Contamination
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Food Poisoning
  • The Law

Course Duration

The course is of two hours duration

Who Should Attend?

The course is recommended for kitchen porters, bar staff, waiters, etc. It can also act as a refresher course.

Examination

The test comprises a multi-choice paper.

Award

Successful candidates receive the Food Hygiene Awareness Certificate.


Health & Safety Awareness

Aim

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with a fundamental knowledge of safe work practices and the skills to monitor safe and healthy working environments.

Course Content

  • General Health and Safety
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Safety
  • Legislation

Course Duration

The course is of two hours duration

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed to provide essential understanding and for employees who have not received formal training in Health and Safety.

Examination

The test comprises a multi-choice paper.

Award

Successful candidates receive the Health and Safety Awareness Certificate.

Venue Course Date Assessment Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Assessment Fee
(per person)
Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and Practice (3 days)
Central London Enquire Last day £450 £80
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Last day £2495
(up to 8 people)
£80
Level 3 Award in Education and Training (5 days)
Central London Enquire Days 3, 4 & 5 £650 £95
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Days 3, 4 & 5 £3250
(up to 8 people)
£95


Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and Practice (3 days)

Aim

This qualification is aimed at those who want to develop practical training skills and is the minimum requirement for anyone wishing to register to deliver qualifications.

The Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and practice is a short, introductory, knowledge-based training qualification and has no minimum practice requirement - except to engage in a short micro-teaching session.

Course Content

  • Inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Ways to create an inclusive teaching and learning environment
  • Planning inclusive teaching and learning
  • Delivering inclusive teaching and learning
  • Evaluating the delivery of inclusive teaching and learning

Course Duration

Three day programme.

Who Should Attend?

This qualification is aimed at those who want to develop practical training skills and is the minimum requirement for anyone wishing to register to deliver qualifications.

Assessment

Assessment for the Level 3 Award in Training - Principles and practice is divided into two parts: a 1,000 word outline of the candidate’s subject specialism and a microteaching session (including peer assessment).


Level 3 Award in Education and Training (5 days)

Aim

This is a short, introductory, knowledge-based teaching qualification and has no minimum teaching practice requirement – except to engage in a short microteaching session – so may be undertaken by individuals who are not in a teaching role or who have just started a teaching role.

Course Content

  • Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training
  • Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
  • Understanding assessment in education and training

Course Duration

Five day programme.

Examination

  • Unit 1 ‘Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training’, the assessment is a 15 multiple choice question examination paper
  • Unit 2 ‘Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training’, the assessment is an assignment (1,000-word outline of subject specialism and a one-hour microteaching session, including peer assessment)
  • Unit 3 ‘Understanding assessment in education and training’, the assessment is a 15 multiple choice question examination paper.
Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £80 £25
Principles (1 day)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £525
(up to 15 people)
£25
Awareness (1/2 day day)
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £425
(up to 15 people)
£5


Objectives

This course allows candidates to develop their basic fire safety awareness. It is particularly useful for employees who are to have a designated responsibility for workplace fire safety, for example as fire wardens or fire marshals, and provides the knowledge that will allow them to carry out duties relating to fire safety and emergency procedures.

Course Content

  • Causes of fire in the workplace
  • Fire hazards
  • Characteristics of fire and smoke spread
  • Fire control methods
  • Means of escape
  • Fire detection and raising the alarm
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fixed fire-fighting systems
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Legal duties and penalties
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Role of the fire warden
  • Induction briefings

Course Duration

The course is of a six-hour duration.

Who Should Attend?

It is designed for all employees who hope to develop their basic fire safety awareness in order to assist their employer by undertaking more specific fire safety roles in the workplace to manage fire risk (e.g. as fire wardens/marshals/stewards etc.)

Assessment

1 hour exam of 30 multiple choice questions at the end of the course. To achieve the certificate candidates must get a minimum of 20 correct answers.

Award

Successful candidates receive the recognised accredited certificate compliance's Level 2 Award in Fire Safety Principles Certificate. A fire safety handbook will also be issued to all course members.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Exam Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £135 £50
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £750
(up to 15 people)
£50

The cost of the course handbook (£10) will be added on to the invoice

In house training can also be provided in Thai language.

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Course Details

Under the Licensing Act 2003 - Personal licences authorise individuals to sell or supply alcohol, or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol, for consumption on or off premises for which a premises licence is in force for the carrying on of that activity.

To qualify for a personal licence an individual must be aged 18 or over and possess a recognised qualification. This course has been specifically adapted to meet these requirements.

Aim

To develop:

  • An understanding of the legal and social roles and responsibilities of Licensees
  • A knowledge of the minimum requirements and basic operating procedures for licensed premises
  • An awareness of the licensee's social responsibilities in respect of alcohol, drugs and public disorder

Course Content

  • Licensing Law
  • Personal Licences
  • Premises Licences
  • The Protection of Children
  • Powers and Enforcement
  • Temporary Events
  • Responsibility in Alcohol Retailing

Course Duration

The course is for 1 day

Who Should Attend?

This course is open to candidates who are preparing to work, or who already work, in licensed retailing and those who are seeking to manage, or already manage, public houses or other licensed premises.

Examination

40 multiple-choice questions at the end of the course (1 hour allowed). To achieve the certificate you must get a minimum of 28 correct answers.

Award

The results are released by the Institute within about a week. Successful candidates will receive a recognised certificate. The qualification is accredited by both Ofqual and the Secretary of State at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and has been designed to meet the statutory requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

Venue Course Date Exam Date Course Fee
(per person/group)
Assessment Fee
(per person)
Central London Enquire Same day £85 £25
1 day EFAAW
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Same day £550
(up to 12 people)
£25
3 day FAAW
In House
(Client's Own Venue)
Your choice Last day £1950
(up to 6 people)
£25


Course Details

The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. These Regulations apply to all workplaces including those with less than five employees and to the self-employed. This one day course is designed for persons in low-risk workplace environments to meet these requirements.

Aim

The aim of the qualification is to enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with the understanding of the role of the first aider.

Course Content

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider
  • Know how to assess an incident
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
  • Manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
  • Manage a casualty who is in shock
  • Understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury

Course Duration

The course is 1 day.

Assessment

Candidates will be assessed by ongoing practical assessment by the tutor, as well as a multiple choice examination – candidates will have 30 minutes for 15 exam questions and in order to pass they have to answer at least 10 correctly.

Award

On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years. The certificate are released by the Institute within a few days. The Health and Executive strongly recommends that candidates undertake an annual refresher course. Also, candidates must re-qualify after three years.