Introduction to
Food Hygiene

Develop your awareness and understanding of food hygiene.

Overview

Why take this course?

This online self-study introductory level REHIS course aims to raise awareness of key food hygiene issues in the food industry. The course will also meet the requirements for induction training for other staff who are not food handlers, for example, nurses, porters, care assistants and kitchen support staff. 

What you will experience

The course syllabus is designed to meet the initial training requirements of the Industry Guides to Good Hygiene Practice and this course should be taken by new food handlers before being allowed to start work for the first time and before progressing to the formal training recommendations of the Industry Guides, eg, the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course.  

In particular, the course syllabus meets the requirements of Stage 1 ‘The Essentials of Food Hygiene’ of the Catering Guide for Category A, B and C staff, and introduces some of the concepts of the Stage 2 requirements. It also meets the requirements of the basic level of hygiene awareness contained in the Retail Guide. 

Students in chef whites in kitchen

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

What you will need

Internet Access is required for this course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises.

This is an online course, but assessment takes the form of a written exam which must be sat within the college in order to meet REHIS awarding body requirements. Upon completion of the course students must book their exam through the college.

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

Upon completion of this course, students may wish to progress to:

Employment

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
5 Hours over 1 Month £40.00
YBNFH
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Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.