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Food hygiene training

St Helens Council's Environmental Health section offers the following courses:

  • CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety (previously CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering or Basic Food Hygiene Certificate)
  • St Helens Council Food Safety in Refresher Training
  • St Helens Council Introduction to Food Safety


FREE Food Allergen Training and information on allergens is available from the Food Standards Agency on their website.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Foundation Certificate in Food Safety (six-hour course)

This course is aimed at anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared cooked and handled.

Typical environments may include: pubs, hotels, restaurants and cafés; supermarkets and retail environments; food and drink manufacturers; hospitals; care homes and schools.

St Helens Council Foundation Food Safety Refresher Training

This course is aimed at food workers who already have the Level 2 Food Safety in Catering qualification but need to refresh their skills and knowledge in food safety.

Food operators who have the Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are recommended to take a refresher course every three years.

St Helens Council Food Safety Awareness Training

This qualification is ideal for those working with pre-wrapped food and drink. It has been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and to provide employees with an induction to food hygiene, before undertaking the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

Other CIEH-accredited courses are available on request and cover topics such as Food Allergens, Healthy Foods and Special Diets, Health and Safety in the Workplace, Risk Assessments, and Environmental Principles and Best Practice. For more information on these courses, please contact us on 01744 676299.

All the courses listed above can be booked by calling 01744 676299.