Diploma in Food Hygiene

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Food and Hygiene Course

Oxford Home Study Centre is proud to present this new and exclusive online food hygiene course – now open for enrolment and 100% free of charge.  Ideal for anyone pursuing a career in the food service industry, this advanced food hygiene course could help you unlock your full potential.  With no prior knowledge or experience necessary, this endorsed food and hygiene course can be taken from any location, and we include all learning resources as standard.  Whether considering a career change or pursuing promotion with your existing employer, our most advanced food safety and hygiene course could help you take that next big step.

Delivered over a series of flexible online modules, this exclusive food safety supervisor course discusses a broad range of essential topics and knowledge areas.  Examples of which include prevention of food poisoning, the basics of good food hygiene, food labelling and packaging best practices, a look at pest control, microbiology in food safety, the transportation of food items, and more.  Study in your own time alongside your current commitments, with no fixed study schedules and no time restrictions to worry about.  Enrol online with Oxford Home Study Centre and start your food hygiene course today, or contact a member of our learning support team anytime for a chat.

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
  • Understand the potential consequences of falling ill after consuming contaminated foods
  • Identify the signs of different types of pest infestation
  • Take practical steps to avoid pest infestation in the workplace
  • Understand the potential risks associated with the presence of pests
  • Ensure food is heated to, held at and chilled to an appropriate temperature for safety
  • Understand the important of ensuring food temperatures are accurate

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 Diploma in Food and Hygiene course covers the following modules:

  1. Introduction to Food Safety
  2. What is Food Hygiene?
  3. The 4Cs of Food Hygiene
  4. Microbiology
  5. Food Poisoning
  6. Pest Control
  7. Food Handling & Food Storage
  8. Packaging and Labelling
  9. Transporting Food Safely     



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Course Level Level 5
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 450 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing