York College

Food safety law requires all food handlers to be trained/ supervised according to their food handling work activities. This course provides essential knowledge and understanding of good hygiene practice for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Programme Content

Food Poisoning – Why food safety is important in the catering sector

Bacteriology – Types of bacteria and factors that can affect its multiplication

Prevention of Contamination – Controlling measures that can be put into place to prevent the spread of bacteria

Temperature Control – How to measure food temperatures and how temperature control for certain food types will reduce the multiplication of bacteria

Personal Hygiene – How food handlers must maintain high levels of personal hygiene

Premises & Pest Control – The need to keep food premises maintained and in good condition and the consequences for the food business if infestation occurs

Cleaning & Disinfection – Methods to keep premises and equipment in good order

The Law – The legal obligations of food handlers


Assessment is via a multi-choice examination (20 questions to be completed in 45 minutes, candidates must achieve 13 correct answers to pass (66%)) for which HABC (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance) will issue a certificate to successful candidates who achieve the required level of assessment.
Candidates will have to provide some form of photographic ID prior to sitting the exam.

Programme Delivery and Costs

Tuition and assessment held over one day from 8.45am - 4.30pm.

Individual price: £79.00 includes tuition, course manual, certification and assessment.

We can also provide exam papers and/or course handbooks in alternative languages, please let us know at the time of booking if you require an exam paper or course book in an alternative language.

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Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us:

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Tel: 01904 770368 Option 1

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB

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