Food Hygiene Training

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Every year there is a large number of reported cases of food poisoning. Apart from the personal implications of serious illness or even death, the owners of premises implicated in food poisoning will lose time and business.

Food handlers who contravene food legislation may be prosecuted and an outbreak of food poisoning could cost the companies responsible thousands of pounds in damage claims.

Training encourages owners and staff to adopt efficient, cleaner, safer practices and explains the reasons these are necessary.

St Albans City and District Council offers the nationally recognised Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering course (formerly the Basic Food Hygiene Certificate), which is designed to give food handlers an appreciation of the fundamentals of good food hygiene practice.

Training is provided by experienced Environmental Health Officers. All candidates who successfully complete the course are presented with a certificate and obtain registration with the Chartered Institution of Environmental Health (CIEH).

If you would like more information or wish to book a place on a course please contact John Doyle on 01727 814689 or click below for the booking form.

The Course

The cost of the course is £55 per person, payable IN ADVANCE (only payable on day if late booking) and there is no VAT. We cannot accept cash payment. The cost covers registration, tuition fees, course handbooks, examination fees and a certificate.

The course is held at The St Albans City and District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

When booking, please inform us if you require extra assistance eg. course materials in a foreign language or an oral examination. Help is available for candidates who do not have a strong educational background and for those with learning difficulties.   

On the first day of the course all candidates MUST provide two passport photos and original photo ID.  Acceptable photo ID is a passport or driving licence.

For further information please contact John Doyle on 01727 814689 or email

Course Dates

Wednesday 11th & 25th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Wednesday 8th & 15th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Wednesday 15th & 22nd9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Wednesday 12th & 19th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
N.B. The two half day sessions count as one full day and must be taken together.
Date of last review: 12 December 2016