Food Hygiene (Short Course)

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Food Hygiene Free Course

Our exclusive food hygiene free course are now open for enrolment, providing an insightful introduction to the art of effective food safety.  Ideal for new and experienced food workers alike, this food hygiene certificate online free course is a self-paced programme with no deadlines or time restrictions. Learn how to make a more confident contribution to food safety and hygiene in the workplace, or become a more responsible business owner.  Key topics covered in this exclusive food hygiene free course include a brief history of food hygiene, the seven principles of a safe food supply chain, the consequences associated with inadequate food hygiene and more.  Whether considering a career change or pursuing promotion, this free food hygiene course could give you edge you need.  Sign up online and study food hygiene for free, or contact the team at Oxford Home Study Centre to learn more.

Why Study Food Hygiene?

Hygiene plays a critical role in ensuring the safety of all food products.  At all levels throughout the supply chain, food products are exposed to a wide variety of potential risks.  Should hygiene standards be allowed to deteriorate for even a brief moment, the safety of the product could be compromised.  Where food products are stored, handled or prepared in an unhygienic manner, the risk of foodborne illness increases exponentially.  As the consequences of food poisoning can be catastrophic, it is a risk that must be taken seriously.  Not only by the business, but by each and every worker who comes into contact with the product on its journey to the consumer.  It is the legal obligation of every food business to prioritise the safety and welfare of its customers.  This exclusive food hygiene free course therefore comes highly recommended to business owners, senior managers, supervisors and employees at all levels.

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

  • Understand the risks associated with substandard food hygiene
  • Discuss the potential consequences of low food safety standards
  • Describe the seven most important principles of a safe food supply chain 

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

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

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


This Food Hygiene Short Course covers the following key topics:

  • Regulations in a Globalised World
  • A Brief History of Food Hygiene
  • The Seven Principles of a Safe Food Supply Chain
  • Food Hygiene – Key Terminology
  • The Importance of Food Hygiene and the Consequences of Non-Compliance



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing