The Council offers taught and online courses in food hygiene and workplace health and safety. You can find further information on the venue, payment and the courses available below:
|Course||Cost||Duration||Examination||Taught Course||Online course||Dates||Who should attend?|
|CIEH Level 2 Food Safety in Catering||£80||1 day||Multiple-choice examination*||Y||N|
|Anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served.|
|Highfield E-learning Level 2 Food Safety in catering (based on CIEH and RSPH syllabuses)||£25|
|6 hours||Multiple-choice at the end of each module||N||Y||Online course available 24 hours a day||Refresher training for anyone who has previously completed a Level 2 taught course. Anyone involved in ad hoc food events run by voluntary organisations, charities and PTAs.|
|CIEH Level 2 Health and Safety in the workplace||£80||1 day||Multiple-choice at the end of each module||Y||N||Please enquire||Anyone in a work environment.|
|CIEH Level 3 |
|£175||1 day||Assignment||Y||N||Please enquire||Anyone carrying out risk assessments in the workplace.|
|CIEH Level 2|
|£80||1 day||Multiple-choice examination and practical assessment||Y||N||Please enquire||Anyone carrying out risk assessments in the workplace.|
|CIEH Level 2 COSHH||£45||1/2 day||Multiple-choice examination||Y||N||Please enquire||Anyone who uses substances hazardous to health at work.|
* Exams are available in a range of ethnic languages or can be conducted orally for anyone who has reading difficulties, provided we are notified in advance.
Taught or E-learning (online) course?
If you handle high risk food (e.g. raw meat, chilled ready-to-eat food) and have never completed a classroom taught Level 2 course before (previously named 'Basic' or 'Foundation') we recommend a taught course as it is essential that all aspects of the training are understood.
An E-learning course is suitable as a refresher for anyone who has previously completed a taught Level 2 course. Also it will be useful to anyone involved in ad hoc food events run by voluntary organisations, charities and PTAs. Our e-learning course is approved by EHOs and based on syllabuses prepared by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). You can try a demo at E-learning demo.
A certificate is provided on successful completion of both taught and e-learning courses.
Taught courses are held at King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW. It may be possible for group bookings to be held at your site. Please enquire upon application.
How do I apply?
For taught courses - please call 01494 732058 or complete the food course online form to book a place on a course. Payment can be made over the telephone by credit/debit card or cheque (payable to Chiltern District Council).
E-learning (online) courses - booking and payment can be made at E-Learning food hygiene courses - pay online.
A handling charge of 1.6% will be added to credit card payments.
Further courses (and courses in other languages)
CIEH Level 3 and Level 4 courses and courses in languages other than English are delivered upon demand. Email email@example.com to register your interest.
Basic hygiene awareness training
The Food Standards Agency has produced 10 short videos on a number of potential food safety issues. Each video is about a minute long and covers specific food hygiene practices - watch at Food Hygiene Training Videos. New kitchen staff who have not previously worked in catering can watch these before attending a Level 2 course.