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 Day

You must attend the full one day training session.

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

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



    This includes a handbook, the examination and certification.


    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?

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    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.