Food Hygiene - Intermediate (REHIS)

What is special about this course?

This open learning course will provide food handlers with an in-depth understanding of food hygiene. It is a nationally recognised qualification provided by REHIS - Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however it is suggested that candidates have the REHIS Elementary award before enrolling on this course.

The course covers

  • Supervisory Management
  • HACCP & Hazard Analysis
  • Bacteriology
  • Bacterial Food poisoning and Food Borne Infections
  • Food Contamination and its Prevention
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Food Storage and Temperature Control
  • The Working Environment
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Common Food Pests and their Control
  • Legislation

How will I study my course?

  • Online

How long will my course last?

12 Weeks

You will study the course at home/work or a college centre through open learning.

Where can I study my course?

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

Start date

Flexible start dates.

How much will my course cost?

The cost of the course is £285. This includes a handbook, CD-ROM, instructions, the examination and certification from REHIS.

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?

We do not currently offer a progression from this course but it will help your progression in the catering sector.

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for Food Hygiene - Intermediate (REHIS)

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

Search again