Food Safety Courses

Broxbourne Borough Council holds a CIEH Centre Charter Certificate and regularly hosts food safety courses. The Council is committed to the Charter principles which incorporate standards of excellence and principles of good practice as specified in the CIEH Centre/Trainer Charter. 

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) Level 2 Award in food safety in catering.

This course is suitable for all food handlers requiring a basic level of food hygiene understanding. The course consists of a minimum of eight hours training, with a short test at the end of the course. Candidates who pass this test are awarded a Level 2 Award Certificate. 

If you wish to attend a course please complete and return a booking form, together with the fee for each applicant. Alternatively, payment can be made over the phone by contacting the Environmental Health on 01992 785511.

If you already have a certificate, after three years you may require Refresher Certificate at a fee (half day) with specific requirements for those who attend. Please contact Environmental Health for further details. 

On receipt of your completed booking form and fee, and subject to the course being attended by at least ten delegates, you will be sent 'The Food Safety First Principles' workbook containing relevant food hygiene information that will be covered during the course.

To get the most out of the course and to allow you to identify particular areas of interest or those areas you would like to know more about, it is suggested that you use this booklet as reference material before attending the course.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health's (CIEH) Advanced Hygiene Course

The CIEH Advanced Food Hygiene Course is designed for managers who have a responsibility for food hygiene and staff supervision. It aims to give comprehensive training in all aspects of hygiene, including current legislation. The course is adapted to make it relevant to the candidate's own organisation. The qualification can enable you to train at basic certificate level.

Those undertaking the course need to attend for two whole days and eight half days, spread over 10 weeks. There are four short written pieces of work to be completed during the course, and a written exam and short oral test at the end.

A number of other organisations offer similar food hygiene training. Some providers offer courses in other languages e.g. Italian, Turkish, Kurdish, Bengali and Chinese. The CIEH website provides a list of trainers.