What is it?

This qualification will enable you to gain basic knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. This is important for understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual/CCEA and Qualification Wales.


Recommended resource: Essential Food Hygiene 4th Edition.

Who is it for?

This qualification is appropriate for anybody wishing to have an awareness of food hygiene. It has also been designed to help the food and catering industries to provide training to a safe level for those who perform 'low risk' tasks such as clearing tables, maintaining stores, 'meals on wheels' and other such similar duties.

It is also relevant to employees working in food factories but not in 'high risk' sections of the plant and people whose work requires them to enter food premises e.g. equipment maintenance engineers, off-site business owners/managers and delivery personnel.

How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre?
If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre.

To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

57 centres offering this qualification

All distance

2 Wincanton Road, Romford, Essex, RM3 9DH
Tel: 07940 494080 , Email: [email protected]

89 Malone Road, Belfast, Belfast, BT9 6SP
Tel: 02890 688 961, Email: [email protected]

306 Marshfield Road, Castleton, Cardiff, CF3 2UU
Tel: 07966 552132 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.a2zfoodsafety.co.uk

Antrim Regional Office, 4A Steeple Road, Antrim, BT41 1AF
Tel: 028 9442 5348, Fax: 028 9442 5345

Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AU
Tel: 01902 556396, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

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Ofqual reference number: 601/4296/0