Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene
If you work with food as part of your job, or you're looking to work in the food industry, then you'll need training in food safety. This course is endorsed by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) and supports the legal requirement for any staff handling food to be appropriately trained. It provides an overall introduction into food safety, covering topics such as hygiene, bacteria, food poisoning and contamination.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a HABC approved certificate (in PDF format) to show employers you have been trained to the right level. The HABC endorsement ensures that the training stands up to the rigors of inspection by EHOs/EHPs, Food and Safety Officers or HSE enforcement inspectors and auditors.
Why learn with us?
When you have completed this course, you'll understand:
- food hygiene
- bacteria and food poisoning
- preventing food poisoning
- food contamination hazards
- food safety from purchase to service
- food spoilage
- personal hygiene for food safety
- construction and design of premises
- equipment for handling food
- pest recognition and control
- cleaning and disinfection
- the law relating to food safety
On successful completion of the course you will receive the HABC certificate to show employers you have been trained to the right level. However, you need to pass the assessment part of this course with a mark of 100% to receive this statement of completion.
The course contains a number of assessment exercises, and to receive your certificate you will need to answer all of the questions correctly. All of the necessary support and learning is provided within the course.
What should you already know?
The course is aimed at anyone who's currently working in a role where they'd need to handle, prepare or cook food. It's also great if you're just about to start working in a role like this too. There are no formal entry requirements and you don't need any previous qualifications in food safety or basic food hygiene to start learning.
How long does it take?
Short Course - This course takes between 3 to 9 hours to complete but we'll agree with you at the start a pace to suit you.