The Hibernian Community Foundation, in partnership with Edinburgh College, is offering free places on the Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) Elementary Food Hygiene Course which meets the demands of food hygiene legislation in the catering and food handling industry.

A food hygiene certificate is a mandatory requirement for those working in food operations. The course covers all aspects of safe food handling to ensure all learners have an essential knowledge and understanding of the existing legislation and best practice of food handling.

The course is ideal for anyone involved in catering, including high-risk areas (e.g care homes, nurseries and sport facilities), food retailing, food processing and other activities including the home where a sound knowledge of food hygiene is necessary.

It also reinforces the management of the working environment including cleaning practices, common pests which are found with food and how to control them, and immaculate personal hygiene of those handling the food.

This course, which is classroom based and completed over one day, will be delivered in the Foundation Offices by Brenda Black – a registered dietician from eQuality Nutrition

Course content

-An introduction to food hygiene, including HACCP

-Bacteria and their characteristics

-The incidence of food poisoning and its prevention

-Personal hygiene and working habits of the food handler

-The working environment

-Cleaning practices

-Common food pests and their control

-Food safety legislation

-Assessment

The identification of good food safety procedures and the implementation of food safety systems based on HACCP principles will be highlighted throughout the course.

Duration

Classroom based: 6 hours and 30 minute exam

Start Dates and Times

9 December 2017, 9.30am

Location

Hibernian Community Foundation, Easter Road, Stadium, Edinburgh

To Book Your Place email KMcEwan@hiberniancommunityfoundation.org.uk or call 0131 656 7062.