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SRUC Training Courses: Food Hygiene: Advanced Diploma in Food Hygiene

Accrediting Body



The primary objective of commercial food business is to produce, distribute, store, handle, prepare and sell food at a profit. To ensure a profitable operation, proprietors and managers must implement policies and documented systems relating to all their activities. To formulate such a programme, managers require an understanding of all aspects of food hygiene including basic microbiology and food legislation. This training course is therefore aimed at managers, hygiene specialists and trainers who wish to present the Elementary Food Hygiene course.

What is Involved?

This is an intensive course but is structured to enable you to complete it in a short period of time. The course is delivered over five consecutive days.Course content includes:
• Bacteriology
• Bacterial & Non Bacterial Food Poisoning
• Food Borne Infections
• Food Contamination & Prevention
• Personal Hygiene
• Food Preservation
• Cleaning & Disinfection
• Pest Control
• Management Control Techniques
• Legislation
• Design, Construction & Maintenance of Food Premises & Equipment

Assignments and examination

Following this course, candidates must complete four course assignments to an acceptable standard, after which you will then be put forward for the REHIS examination.

The written examination paper comprises five questions to be completed within three hours and is followed by an oral question and answer session lasting approximately 20-30 minutes.

Entry Requirements

Intermediate certificate in Food Hygiene desirable but not mandatory.

Certification/Award on Completion

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Certificate

What you will need to bring

Pen and Paper

Course Dates

24th - 28th June 2019.
Assessment date 22nd July 2019

Please contact the campus to register your interest.


5 days plus assessment

Start/Finish Times

9am - 4.30pm approximately


SRUC Ayr Campus


£680.00 per person. Course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Fiona Lanni

01292 525355