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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 (30 questions of which a candidate must achieve 20 correct answers) 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: £68 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.

Next Course Dates

  • 18th July 2016
  • 9th September 2016
  • 14th October 2016
  • 22nd November 2016
  • 19th January 2017
  • 10th March 2017
  • 28th April 2017
  • 2nd June 2017
  • 14th July 2017

 Further Information and Booking

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

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 01904 770368


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