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 a Level 2 equivalent Food Hygiene Course 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.

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 Environmental Health on 01727 819380 / 689 / 406 or email environmental@stalbans.gov.uk

Course Dates

Date (2017)Time
May  - 10th and 17th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
June - 14th and 21st9.15 am to 1.00 pm
July  - 12th and 19th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Sep  - 13th and 20th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Oct   - 11th and 18th9.15 am to 1.00 pm
Nov - 15th and 22nd9.15 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 May 2017