We provide food hygiene training  to all food handlers including managers, supervisors and food business owners.  It is essential that all food handlers understand the principles of food safety and how to apply this knowledge to control hazards and prevent food poisoning.  


The course costs £65 per candidate, which can be paid over the phone using a debit or credit card. Cash payments can also be made at Howden House First Point.

How to book

For more information, including dates and how to book, please contact us.

We can also organise customised block bookings to suit your needs, please contact us for a free quote.  When we have enough demand we are also able to provide courses taught in Chinese, Urdu and Bengali.

Course content, examination and results

The training is delivered in the city centre at Howden House by our qualified Environmental Health Officers and is normally broken down into 2 afternoon sessions of 3 hours each.

At the end of the course you will be asked to complete a short multi-choice examination paper. If you have difficulty with written English a verbal test can be taken at the end of the course.

The topics covered during the training include:

  • definition of food poisoning
  • bacteria
  • prevention of food poisoning
  • personal hygiene
  • cross contamination
  • food handling techniques
  • stock control
  • temperature control
  • design of premises
  • cleaning procedures and sterilising techniques
  • pest control
  • up to date legislation
  • food safety management systems

Examination papers are sent to the awarding body (either The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) for assessing. 

Pass certificates are then generated by the awarding bodies and we will post your certificate out to you as soon as we receive it.

Contact Health Protection

5th Floor North Howden House 1 Union Street Sheffield S1 2SH

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