Certificate in Food Hygiene


Certificate in Food Hygiene

Certificate in Food Hygiene

Sign up online with eLearning College, the chance to boost your professional profile with an endorsed Certificate in Food Hygiene.  Now open for enrolment, this basic food hygiene course is suitable for newcomers and anyone working in the food service sector.  Our intermediate food and hygiene certificate provides essential insights into the importance of proactive food safety, and the responsibilities of those who prepare and handle food. As with all courses at eLearning College, this endorsed food and safety certificate is offered 100% free of charge – no strings attached and not a penny to pay.

An endorsed food hygiene cert could help you gain a competitive edge in the workplace, boosting your promotion prospects and your long-term outlook. This basic food hygiene certificate course examines a broad range of essential topics and knowledge areas, over the course of six in-depth modules.  Examples of which include the 4 Cs of food hygiene, how to transport food safely, labelling and packaging in food hygiene, the consequences of poor food handling practices, and more. There are no deadlines or time restrictions imposed on any of our courses, and we include all essential study aids as standard. Start your free food hygiene certificate online today in just a few clicks, or contact a member of the team at eLearning College anytime to learn more.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the risks associated with substandard food safety
  • Discuss the potential consequences of low food safety standards
  • Describe the seven most important principles of a safe food supply chain
  • Understand the importance of high food hygiene standards
  • Discuss the links between food hygiene and the risk of food poisoning
  • Proactively control food hygiene standards in the workplace
  • Name and discuss each of the four main principles of food hygiene
  • Understand the most important steps for effective cleaning in the workplace
  • Ensure food is cooked to a safe temperature before being served
  • Understand the differences between the different types of micro-organisms
  • Take preventative steps to prevent the growth of bacteria and pathogens
  • Discuss the potential risks associated with the consumption of spoiled food
  • Differentiate between bacterial food poisoning and chemical food poisoning
  • Discuss the control measures that can be implements to prevent food poisoning
  • Understand the potential consequences of falling ill after consuming contaminated foods
  • Identify the signs of different types of pest infestation
  • Take practical steps to avoid pest infestation in the workplace


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.


Course Info

Course Level Level 3
Study Method Online
Course Duration 6 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing

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