Food Training Courses

The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 require all who are involved in food premises to be: ‘trained, supervised or instructed, commensurate with their role’. It does not specify what level of training or whether it should be a nationally recognised qualification or an in-house certificate. We can offer both, for all of the food safety and health & safety programmes.

There are both advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages of Nationally Recognised Qualifications:

  • The content of the courses are understood by enforcement agencies such as Environmental Health.

Disadvantages of Nationally Recognised Qualifications:

  • Once staff are trained they may use this qualification to find another job and therefore the company lose their investment.

Advantages of In-house Qualifications:

  • The qualification may not be used to further the career of an employee outside of the organisation.
  • They are less expensive, as examination fees will be lower.
  • They can be tailored to the individual needs of the employer.
  • They can be focused on the specific needs of the employee.
  • They may involve less time, as the content is specific to a role.

Disadvantages of In-House Qualifications:

  • Although the content may be the same as for a nationally recognised qualification, that may need to be proved to an enforcement officer.
Interested to know more?

For more information about In-house, Open courses or Consultancy please contact us:

Phone 01474 536 662 Email

What do our clients say about us?

The team at Hygiene Management Solutions identified our training needs and developed a food safety course specifically for our business at no added cost. The results of this were that staff felt that the training was relevant, were able to immediately put the knowledge gained into practice and it was delivered in a way that made them feel relaxed and valued. A further benefit to the company was that our training time was halved as the course only dealt with relevant information and of course this meant that our training costs were also halved. We pack fruit for all the major supermarket chains in the UK which means that we have tight deadlines to keep, making time very important to us. We could not have asked for a better result and Hygiene Management Solutions really did find the solution to our problem.

T. Hill
Quality Assurance Manager