• REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene

  • Attendance/Duration

    This is a one day course available each month throughout the year.

  • Cost


  • Start Date

    From 19 Mar 2018

  • Campus Availability

    Kilmarnock, Ayr, Kilwinning

What's Involved

Understanding how to prepare food in a safe hygienic way is very important, whether you work in the hospitality industry or simply help out at your local community group. It is recommend that all personnel involved in the handling and preparation of food complete food handling training.

This course is primarily for those who are currently employed or seeking employment in the hospitality/catering industry, either on a professionally/voluntary basis.

During this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of safe, healthy food handling and preparation.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • Bacteria and their Characteristics
  • Incidences of Food Poisoning and its Prevention
  • Personal Hygiene and Working Habits of the Food Handler
  • The Working Environment
  • Cleaning Practices
  • Common Food Pests and their Control
  • Food Safety Legislation

On successful completion you will receive a widely recognised qualification.

This course satisfies the legal requirement for all food handlers to be trained in food hygiene. There is no entry criteria, but experience of working with food in a commercial environment would be an advantage.

Funding and Fees

This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA), depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right. Apply for your funding now to ensure it is in place before your course starts.


For further information call 0300 303 0303, then press option 4 or email: businessdevelopment@ayrshire.ac.uk

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19 Mar 2018



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