Food Hygiene and Safety

This Food Hygiene & Safety course is specifically designed for food handlers, and is accredited by RoSPA.

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1-9 users £41.50 each
10-24 users £35.28 each
For 25+ users, please contact our team for a tailored pricing package.
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Health & Safety

Health & Safety gives both the employer and employee a basic knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.

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Course description

This Food Hygiene & Safety course covers the importance of preparing food that is safe to eat and how you can contribute to producing safe food. It details the importance of good hygiene practices and how to maintain hygienic premises and equipment.

This four module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • how bacteria can cause food-borne illness
  • recognising high risk foods and food allergies
  • contamination and food spoilages and how to control it
  • effective hygiene
  • the importance of storage
  • HACCP and the law.

What are my buying options?

Buying for yourself?


EduCare’s online learning management system is incredibly easy to use with training courses that can be accessed at any time and from any computer with internet access. When you purchase the online version of the course, you will receive:

  • A welcome email containing your login details which gives you immediate access to your online course
  • Four simple and concise learning modules containing the essential information on the subject
  • Four accompanying multiple-choice questionnaires and a proficiency test designed to test your knowledge and understanding
  • A downloadable personalised and dated certificate on successful completion of the questionnaires
  • A downloadable full set of answer explanations when you achieve the course pass mark enable you to see the correct answer for any questions you may have answered incorrectly
  • Easy access to reports on your progress
  • Clear and simple course instructions and a User Guide, with additional help available via telephone from our Client Services team

Buying for your organisation?

As part of an EduCare Licence

This ‘Food Hygiene & Safety' course can be included alongside other courses as part of an EduCare licence. A licence contains a range of courses relevant to you, and offers a flexible and cost-effective way to deliver training to every member of your organisation. Choose from our sector-specific licence options or build a licence by selecting your own courses from our extensive range.

  • EduCare for Education
  • EduCare for Sport
  • EduCare for Health
  • Contact us to build your own

Your training the way you want it

Need a tailored version of this course? EduCare offers bespoke learning solutions to suit your organisation. With EduCare you can:

  • Use your own welcome message and logo
  • Personalise system emails
  • Upload your own policies, documents and learning resources
  • Include additional learning content that covers your specific policies and procedures
  • Create an entire course tailored to your exact requirements

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Course Content

1. Food-Borne Illness, Bacteria and Prevention

This module covers what causes foodborne illness and the symptoms of food poisoning. It also covers the role that bacteria play in causing illness and spoiling food, in detail looking at the guilty parties (pathogenic bacteria) and how they operate. This module also helps to recognise high-food risks and food allergies and covers established foods that are most unlikely to be unsafe.

2. Contamination, Spoilage and Prevention of Food Poisoning

This module covers the different types of contamination and the sources of contamination looking at where it can occur. This module also covers how bacteria moves about, food spoilages and the methods of control.

3. Personal Hygiene and Effective Cleaning

This module covers the importance of personal hygiene, including the principles of good hand hygiene, wearing clean personal protective equipment and the importance of not wearing jewellery and covering up spots and scratches. This module also covers the different aspects of maintaining hygienic premises and equipment, as well as cleaning and disinfecting and the correct way to dispose of rubbish.

4. Storage, HACCP and the Law

This module focuses on the safe storage of food and the importance of good storage facilities. This module also looks at Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the law.

Test & Certificate

The Food Hygiene & Safety course concludes with four multiple choice questionnaires with a printable certificate. As well as printable user certificates, your training progress and results are stored on your learning management platform.

Key features and benefits

Duration 5 hours

  • Contains essential information on all aspects of food hygiene including contamination, food-borne illnesses and legal responsibilities
  • Available in online format only
  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 5 CPD hours
  • 70% pass mark
  • Certificate fully accredited by RoSPA

Accredited / endorsed by

RoSPA  CPD Certified

What customers say

Food Hygiene & Safety is mandatory for childcare staff in order for them to prepare foods for snacks and tea for the children. We ask all staff to complete the course after their three month trial period. The training is convenient for the staff as they can complete the training online and in their own time.

- Romina Whitelock - Nursery Manager, Smartys Day Nursery


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