View Full Version : Food Hygiene - is this compulsory??

27-04-2011, 12:40 PM
I completed a food hygiene course 3 years ago and could do with a refresher course just to keep all my certificates and knowledge up to date. I enquired about the Food Hygiene course which is an all day course (through my local authority) and its going to cost me £50! I don't at the moment have £50 spare - it is a compulsory certificate (like first aid is compulsory) I have to have? I didn't think it was?:panic:

27-04-2011, 01:11 PM
There is an online one which costs about £25 - Virtual College.

Can do it in your own time and they post your certificate out.

27-04-2011, 01:39 PM
There are loads to do online all around £25.00, I used this one was and found it really easy and user friendly


The training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed), which is equivalent to 6 hours face-to-face group training. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may re-sit the test at no extra cost, having revisited the training material.

hope this helps


27-04-2011, 02:54 PM
Although good practice - food hygine is not compulsary for Osted registration. Some LA have it as a requirement for funding /own quality scheme

Penny :)

27-04-2011, 06:44 PM
ok thanks guys, I was thinking about doing it online if needs be.