Food Hygiene Certificate


Overview Food Hygiene Certificate

The Food Hygiene Certificate course will cover the basic aspects of food health and safety needed during the stages of catering and food handling. You will also learn the legal responsibilities for working with foodstuff and how to comply with UK laws and legislations that govern this business sector. 

This is a training program that will minimise the chances of food-related hazards and ensure that you are not responsible for putting any customers at risk. You will become fully aware of the danger of microbiological contamination, the importance of pest control, and how to encourage good hygiene practises in the workplace.      

By enrolling in this course, you will have obtained the fundamental skills to properly handle and prepare food, wherever you work in the foodservice industry. Employers can then be certain of your knowledge in cooking or serving edibles.

Food Hygiene Certificate Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text/Video lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

Who is This course for?

This course is essential for anybody in a role where they cook, prepare, or serve any kind of food or beverage to the general public. Proof of awareness of basic standards of hygiene will be needed in the catering industry, so this type of qualification is invaluable when applying for any role within it. There are absolutely no entry requirements for enrolment, but basic knowledge about the food industry would be assumed. 


The Food Hygiene Certificate course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16. 

Career Path

By completing this course, you will receive the standard certification needed to work in the catering and hospitality sector. This is the bare minimum requirement for acquiring a role within this area and will ensure that you are ready to work straight away in any kind of eating or drinking establishment.

Course Curriculum

Food Safety Legislation
Module 1: Food Safety Legislation 01:24:00
Microbiological Hazards
Module 2: Microbiological Hazards 02:15:00
Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards
Module 3: Physical, Chemical, and Allergenic Hazards 01:00:00
Food Storage
Module 4: Food Storage 01:21:00
Food Preparation
Module 5: Food Preparation 00:57:00
Personal Hygiene
Module 6: Personal Hygiene 01:00:00
Food Premises Design and Cleaning Schedules
Module 7: Food Premises Design and Cleaning Schedules 02:00:00
Further Information
Module 8: Further Information 00:18:00
Reopening and Adapting Your Food Business During COVID-19
Module 9: Reopening and Adapting Your Food Business During COVID-19 00:16:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Food Hygiene Certificate 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Food Hygiene Certificate 00:20:00

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