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Food Hygiene Training

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An EU Regulation requires food businesses to ensure any staff who handle food are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate for the work they do. Obtaining a food hygiene training certificate (at an appropriate level for their role), satisfies a food handler’s legal obligation to undertake appropriate food safety training.

We have courses suitable for anyone who prepares or handles food or is involved in the management of such people in a catering environment. This includes restaurants, takeaways, bars, cafes, fast food outlets, kitchens, hospitals,hotels, prisons, education establishments and home caterers. If group bookings are required for a specific work place the course can be tailored to meet your workplaces specific advice needs.

Level 2 Food Hygiene Training

Our most popular course is the Level 2 Food Hygiene Training Course

Subjects covered 

  • Food poisoning: where it comes from and how it gets into our food.
  • Prevention: how to prevent contamination and the growth of bacteria.
  • The law: a brief summary of food law and how it affects you.

Who should attend

  • People who handle food and have had little or no previous formal training.
  • New staff members
  • Someone who has been preparing food for several years who may have picked up bad habits.
  • People who want to set up their own food business
  • Useful starting point for staff who may wish to go on to become supervisors or managers.

Why attend

  • To make sure staff who handle food know and understand the theory of hygienic food preparation.
  • The Government passed laws which require food handlers to have an appropriate knowledge of food hygiene.  The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering satisfies this rule for the majority of food handlers.
  • Public concern about food poisoning has shown the importance of clean and hygienic food businesses. However, cleanliness is not enough if staff do not understand the importance of temperature control, cross contamination or disinfection.
  • A case of food poisoning doesn't just affect the victim. The business could lose its reputation and customers. They might even be prosecuted or sued for compensation.

Examination and certificate

Candidates who pass the short multiple choice examination will receive the nationally recognised Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Certificate.

Many food businesses display their certificates in their premises as a sign to the public of their commitment to high standards.

 

Level 3 Food Safety in Catering

The Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is designed to ensure that supervisors, managers (or other employees) are aware of the legislation applicable to food safety and how  to communicate the required standards to other staff. These include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control. All materials (information booklets, props for interactive learning) will be provided on the course. The food hygiene courses we provide are delivered by practising Environmental Health Officers.

On the final day there will be a multiple choice examination which will them be sent off for external marking. Successful candidates receive a Highfield certificate which is accredited under a UKAS management system.

You can see more information on the Highfield course here

 

Other Types of Food Training Courses

The council also offers an accredited 6-hour food safety course for managers and staff of local businesses, a Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering course which is ideal for those who are already, or who intend to be; supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry , as well as a Food Allergy Awareness Course to help manage the risk to peoples safety due to an increase in incidence of people who have food specific allergies.

If group bookings are required for a specific work place, courses can be tailored to meet your workplaces specific advice needs, please contact us using the details at the bottom of this page if you would like to discuss this.

Course Dates

Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness in Catering

  • Contact us for bookings on 020 8359 7995

Level 2 Award in Food Safety Awareness in Catering

  • 21st August 2018
  • 20th September 2018
  • 18th October 2018
  • 13th November 2018
  • 4th December 2018

Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Please note this is a three day course, and you must be available for all three days.

**These Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering course dates are subject to change if there is low demand for bookings. A full refund will be made to customers if we cancel the course and they cannot attend a different date offered**

  • All three days:
    4th September 2018
    11th September 2018
    13th September 2018

Food Allergy Awareness Course

  • Contact us for group bookings

*For any courses which you would like to attend but do not currently have a date booked, please email us letting us know which course you would like to attend and we can put you on a course specific mailing list.

Course Prices

Prices correct as of 6 April 2018. All courses are VAT exempt

Course
 
Cost
 
level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness in Catering
 
£48 per person
 
Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
 
£70 per person
 
Level 2 Award in Principles of HACCP
 
£70 per person
 
Level 2 Award in HACCP - Food Safety Systems in Manufacturing
 
£137 per person
 
Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
 
£350 per person
 
Allergy Awareness   £25 per person  
Allergy Awareness - Group bookings for a half day course
(up to 20 Attendess)
 
price on application
 
Level 2 Award in Food Safety - Examination Resit   £33  

If rebooking or cancellations are required, there is an associated administration charge, which if required costs %30 of the course price and there must be at least 24 hours notice given to the Food Team or the full course fee will be retained. No refunds are given for no shows. If you need to make a change to your booking, please contact the food team on 020 8359 7995, or by emailing Foodsafety@barnet.gov.uk

Course venue

Courses are held at Barnet House, 1255 High Road, London N20 0EJ.

Contact

For more information, course fees and how to book:

 

Contacts

  • Re Ltd Food Safety Services
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, N20 0EJ
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  • Tel: 020 8359 7995
  • Email: foodsafety@barnet.gov.uk

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