Food Hygiene - Elementary Certificate

What is special about this course?

This one day course will provide food handlers with a basic understanding of food hygiene. It is a nationally recognised qualification.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

The course covers

  • Bacteria and how it affects food
  • Food pests and how to control them
  • Cleaning practices
  • Hygiene and habits of food handlers
  • Hygiene in the preparation, cooking and storage of food
  • Current food legislation

How will I study my course?

  • Short course
  • Day release

How long will my course last?

1 Days

You must attend the full one day training session.

Start date

Flexible start dates. Please contact your local college centre for more information.

How much will my course cost?

The cost of the course is £95.

This includes a handbook, the examination and certification.

What funding can I apply for?

You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit

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?

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Apply for Food Hygiene - Elementary Certificate

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

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