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?

As one of the largest visitor attractions in Kent we have to ensure that our staff are trained to the highest level so that we feel confident that they have the ability to consistently produce safe food to our clients. We asked Hygiene Management Solutions to help us as we had been recommended by another company. We started with a foundation course which the staff really enjoyed and as a result we trained our supervisors at intermediate level and our managers to advanced level. The managers, including myself, had to do two written assignments and throughout the process Dennis supported us and got us through it. You will not find a better trainer. 

S. Roberts
Food & Beverage Operations Manager