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Food Hygiene Courses

The course is run to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health standard and takes one whole day to conclude. The certificate is recognised nationally and is a basic level qualification required to work in the food trade, and complies with the training required by our food safety legislation.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Foundation Certificate in Food Safety

The certificate is recognised nationally and is a basic level qualification required to work in the food trade, and complies with the training required by our food safety legislation. The course itself is run to the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health standard and takes one whole day to conclude.

Course Content and Learning Objectives :

Introduction to Food Safety - To understand the terminology used in food safety and the consequences of poor standards including the likelihood of causing food poisoning.

  • The Law - To understand the laws that apply to food businesses and food handlers.
  •  Food Safety Hazards - To appreciate what constitutes a food hazard and how to contain the risk of food poisoning.
  • Taking Temperatures - To understand how to take product and equipment temperatures.
  • Refrigeration, Chilling and Cold Holding of Food - Understand how the reduction in storage temperature will minimise bacterial multiplication.
  • Cooking, Hot Holding and Reheating of Foods - To understand the role of heat in producing safe food.
  • Food Handlers - To understand what is expected of you as a food handler.
  • Principles of Safe Food Storage - To understand the importance of appropriate storage conditions.
  • Cleaning - To understand the importance of effective cleaning.
  • Food Premises and Equipment - To recognise the suitability of structures and equipment for use in a food business.


All materials are provided and a course handbook will be issued to delegates. The course will conclude with a multiple choice type examination which requires candidates to correctly answer at least 20 out of 30 questions to be awarded the qualification.

Courses are conducted in English although Cantonese and Bengali sessions are accommodated. In addition, the short exam can be taken by oral test where necessary.

Standard Course Cost: £65 per candidate (£50 for residents or those working in the Borough of Colchester)

Forthcoming Courses
The CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety course is currently being offered by Colchester's Food and Safety Team.The courses will be held at Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG.

The following are a list of forthcoming Course dates: -

Date

Venue - Rowan House

Language

Tuesday 6 February 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Wednesday 14 March 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Wednesday 2 May 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Tuesday 15 May 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartChinese
Wednesday 6 June 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Tuesday 17 July 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Wednesday 5 September 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Wednesday 3 October 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish
Wednesday 7 November 2018Training Room G3 - 9.30 StartEnglish

 

Training at your premises
If it would be more convenient for your organisation we can deliver a bespoke course at your premises. The course is currently available for a fixed charge of £400 for up to 10 delegates.  Additional delegates above the 10 can be accommodated for a charge of £20 per person up to a maximum number of 20 delegates on any one course.

For further details please contact the Food and Safety Team on 01206 282841

Contact and Booking Details
For enquiries on Food Hygiene course availability, or to make and pay for a booking, please contact our Customer Service Centre.

Telephone: (01206) 282581

Postal Address: Professional Services, Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3WG