Food Hygiene

By law, everyone who handles food, in any way, must have relevant food hygiene (food safety) training.

This course from is the most comprehensive online health and social care specific food hygiene training course.

It is legally compliant and promotes best practice, in order to keep people safe. Without doubt, if you're a health or social care organisation, this is the online course you're looking for.

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is a course you will find invaluable, plus, it's ready to use, right now!

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Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 70 to 80 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • Importance of good food hygiene
  • Legal duties
  • Food policy
  • Poor food hygiene
  • Good food hygiene
  • At risk groups
  • Food hazards
  • Bacteria
  • Pathogenic bacteria
  • How bacteria multiply
  • The Danger Zone
  • Types of contamination
  • How to prevent bacteria multiplying
  • Keeping out of the Danger Zone
  • Food deliveries 
  • Food storage
  • Food preparation
  • Food cooking
  • Temperature probes
  • Food cooling
  • Food holding
  • Food re-heating
  • Food serving
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hand washing
  • Tackling pests
  • Food premises
  • Food equipment
  • Food boards
  • Cleaning
  • Disinfecting
  • Managing waste  


Contributes to Care Certificate Standards 8 & 15