Basic Food Hygiene

Course summary
Length: 12 months
Price: 49.80 GBP
Location: Distance

Course Description

Basic Food Hygiene

Basic Food Hygiene - 12 months online course access

This authoritative Level 2 programme is specifically designed for food handlers, particularly those using and storing raw ingredients and high risk foods. It contains essential information on all aspects of food hygiene and meets CIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) standards. Learn about the risks of contamination, food-borne illnesses and your legal responsibilities. Understand the importance of correct food handling and storage, personal hygiene, preventative measures and effective controls and procedures.

Programme make-up

  • Modular, bite-size format provides an easy way to learn the essentials.
  • The programme contains four concise learning modules and questionnaires completed by a proficiency test, with full instructions throughout.
  • There are also worksheets that allow the knowledge gained to be put into practice in the workplace.
  • A personalised certificate on successful completion of the final proficiency test provides evidence of learning.
  • There is confirmation of the correct answers to reinforce the participant’s knowledge.
  • Available in paper-based and online learning methods.

Programme benefits

  • Brings staff quickly up-to-speed.
  • People with different working arrangements and in different locations receive the same clear, consistent messages.
  • The programme can be used as a pre-employment, induction or refresher tool.
This Basic Food Hygiene course helps you develop new tools and techniques to add to your professional portfolio and personal skill set, putting you in the right mindset to succeed. Supported by a flexible learning environment and Ed-Next's online platforms, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and grow your interest in this subject area with new insights.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no formal prerequisites to attending this Basic Food Hygiene course. This online programme is especially suitable for those who wish to develop new skills without taking time away from their other professional or personal responsibilities. With this distance learning course by Ed-Next, you have maximum learning flexibility and the opportunity to explore all course topics at your own time and pace.

Training Course Content

The course outline for this programme is structured as follows:

Module one – Food Borne Illness, Bacteria & Prevention

Learn about the different kinds of food-borne illness; bacteria – the good and the bad and the high risk foods and allergies.

Module two – Contamination, Spoilage & Prevention of Food Poisoning

Explore the different kinds of contamination: microbiological, physical, chemical; where contamination can occur; how to control contamination and spoilage and a guide to safe temperatures.

Module three – Effective Hygiene

Learn about the importance of personal hygiene; keeping premises and equipment clean; food pests and bad habits and effective cleaning and disinfecting.

Module four – Storage, HACCP and the Law

Examine how food is delivered and stored; useful tips for good storage practice; the importance of HACCP (Hazard, Analysis & Critical Control Point) and the law and regulations.

Questionnaires and Proficiency Test

Reinforce the knowledge gained over the whole programme.


The cost of this online course is £49.8 (incl. VAT) per user, which covers online access to course contents and study support materials (textbooks, handbooks).

Provider: Ed-Next

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