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SRUC Training Courses: Food Hygiene: Introduction to Food Hygiene

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This is a 2 hour, pre-employment food hygiene awareness course aimed at food handlers entering the food industry for the first time. The course is also suitable for staff that has an ancillary food handling role, e.g.portering staff and staff who distribute plated meals, but whose primary role is not that of a food handler.The course will also meet the requirements for induction training for staff who are not primarily food handlers, e.g. nurses porters, care assistants and kitchen support staff, the course includes:

What is Involved?

• Introduction to food hygiene
• Bacteria
• Causes of food poisoning
• Preventing food poisoning
• Personal hygiene
• Safe food production
• The supervisors role
• The essentials of food hygiene

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland Certificate

What you will need to bring

Pen and Paper

Course Dates

Please contact us to register your interest


2 hours

Start/Finish Times



Offered at various locations depending on customer demand.


Prices for this course will be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. 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.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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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