We provide food hygiene training for managers, supervisors and food business owners as well as food handlers.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to prepare and cook food that is safe for consumption.

The training is delivered in the city centre at Howden House by our qualified environmental health officers.  They will help you to develop an understanding of the principles of food safety and how to apply this knowledge to control hazards and prevent food poisoning in your business.

It is essential that you and your staff understand correct food handling procedures and the risks of food poisoning. Part of your food hygiene inspection will include questions regarding the skills and knowledge of your food handling staff. 

Prices and booking

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.

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

Specialist courses

If you have difficulties with the English language, we are periodically able to offer courses taught in Chinese, Urdu and Bengali. These courses are organised when we have enough demand.

Please call us for a free quote if you require a customised block booking to suit your individual needs, including venue and dates. 

Course content, examination and results

The training is normally broken down into 2 afternoon sessions of 3 hours each. 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
  • design of premises
  • cleaning procedures and sterilising techniques
  • pest control
  • up to date legislation
  • food safety management systems

You will be asked to complete a short multi-choice examination paper at the end of the course. A verbal test can be taken if the candidate has difficulty with written English. 

Examination papers are sent to the awarding body (either The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) for assessing.  You will be notified whether you have passed or failed in writing. If you haven’t heard anything within a month please contact us.

Health Protection

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0114 273 5774

5th Floor North
Howden House
1 Union Street

S1 2SH

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