Certificate in Food Hygiene

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Food and Hygiene Certificate

Enhance your CV and your employment prospects with an intermediate Certificate in Food Hygiene, brought to you by the distance learning experts at Oxford Home Study Centre.  Study from home at your preferred time and pace, for the chance to take the next step in your career journey with an endorsed food and hygiene certificate.  With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, this basic food hygiene course is suitable for newcomers and existing food service workers from all backgrounds.  We include all essential learning materials as standard, and this exclusive food and safety certificate course is available 100% free of charge.  Not a penny to pay at any time, and no fixed study timetables to commit to.

This is an intermediate food hygiene certificate for online learning, open to ambitious candidates worldwide and exclusive to Oxford Home Study Centre.  Comprising six self-paced modules, this basic food hygiene certificate course covers the importance of safe food handling practices, how to correctly label and packaged food items, a look at food transportation best practices, an overview of the ‘Four Cs’ of food hygiene, and more.  Whether starting from scratch or ready to take your existing career a step further, an endorsed food hygiene cert on your CV could give you the edge you need. Contact Oxford Home Study Centre anytime for more information, or enrol online and start your Certificate in Food Hygiene today.

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
  • Understand the importance of high food hygiene standards
  • Discuss the links between food hygiene and the risk of food poisoning
  • Proactively control food hygiene standards in the workplace
  • Name and discuss each of the four main principles of food hygiene
  • Understand the most important steps for effective cleaning in the workplace
  • Ensure food is cooked to a safe temperature before being served
  • Understand the differences between the different types of micro-organisms
  • Take preventative steps to prevent the growth of bacteria and pathogens
  • Discuss the potential risks associated with the consumption of spoiled food
  • Differentiate between bacterial food poisoning and chemical food poisoning
  • Discuss the control measures that can be implements to prevent food poisoning

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 and Hygiene Certificate course covers the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Food Safety
  2. What is Food Hygiene?
  3. The 4Cs of Food Hygiene
  4. Food Handling & Food Storage
  5. Packaging and Labelling
  6. Transporting Food Safely                     



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Course Level Level 3
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 200 hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing