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 Week

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.


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


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?

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

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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.