Food Safety (Short Course)

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Free Food Handlers Certificate

Find the flexible food hygiene free courses you need to support your career development, right here at Oxford Home Study Centre.  Take the first step towards obtaining an endorsed food hygiene certificate for free, with our introductory online training programs for food workers.

Suitable for newcomers and experienced personnel from all areas of the food sector, our food hygiene free courses cover the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace. Whether looking to empower your employees with more confident food handling skills or simply refresh your own knowledge, our exclusive free courses come highly recommended.

Each course consists of a series of self-paced modules, which conclude with online assessments in multiple choice format. All study materials are included as standard and there are no deadlines or time restrictions on any of our courses.  Enjoy the freedom to study 24/7 at your own pace - the ultimate in flexible online learning.

Sign up online and start your food hygiene certificate course today, or contact the student support team at Oxford Home Study Centre to learn more.

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

  • Understand the risks associated with substandard food safety
  • 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 Free Food Safety course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Food Safety Regulations in a Globalized World
  • A Brief History of Food Safety
  • The Seven Principles of a Safe Food Supply Chain
  • Food Safety – Key Terminology
  • The Importance of Food Safety and the Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • The Cost of Food Recalls for Business
  • The Human Cost of Unsafe Food



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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