Food Hygiene - Elementary (Refresher) Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to refresh and test candidates knowledge of food hygiene at elementary level. The course is a minimum of 3.5hrs. Candidates must hold a current qualification of less than 5 years old.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for candidates who already hold a current Food Hygiene qualification which is 3- 5 years old. Proof of certification must be shown at booking. Candidates with a qualification which is older than 5 years should attend the full 1 day Elementary Food Hygiene course.

Section 1 of the work book is completed as a whole group. Gaps in knowledge should be identified during this session and these will be addressed and discussed as appropriate.

A combination of training techniques will be used to cover the particularly important areas of food hygiene:

Important updates on food safety and current legislation.

Videos, presentations, work books and question and answer sessions will be used as appropriate to refresh knowledge prior to assessment.

Assessment will be a short test paper with a pass mark of 60% (18/30)

How will I study my course?

  • Short course
  • Vocational Pathway
  • Skills for Work

How long will my course last?

1/2 Day

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Broadford
    • Fort William
    • Gairloch
    • Kilchoan
    • Kinlochleven
    • Mallaig
    • Portree
    • Strontian
    • Ullapool

Start date

Flexible start dates. Please contact your local college centre or the course booking page for more information and upcoming dates.




A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of the Elementary Food Hygiene you could progress onto the Intermediate, E-Learning Food Hygiene.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Check availability and book your place

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.