Basic Food Hygiene

Qualification type: Short Course Location:
Subject area: Level: 2
Leaflet Number: 1239 Course Code: CR4518-01
Awarding body: Chartered Inst of Envi Health (CIEH)
Academic year: 15/16
Awarding body: 
Chartered Inst of Envi Health (CIEH)
Qualification type: 
Short Course
Subject area: 
Hospitality and Catering
Openshaw Campus

What's the Basic Food Hygiene course about?

This basic food hygiene course is an essential requirement for all employees in food-related industries, including catering, food manufacturing and food production, where food is prepared, cooked or handled. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), a nationally recognised awarding body for the hospitality and catering industry.

You will cover the following units:
- Legislation
- Food safety hazards
- Temperature control
- Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
- Cooking, hot holding and reheating
- Food handling
- Principles of safe food storage
- Cleaning
- Food premises and equipment

You will be assessed via an externally set written question paper of 30 multiple-choice questions. In special cases this exam may be conducted orally by prior arrangement.

What will I be able to do after I've completed this course?

When you have successfully completed this course there are numerous opportunities for further study at The Manchester College, including progression to higher levels of certification, such as the level 3 CIEH Supervising Food Safety in Catering (Intermediate Food Hygiene) course. The course can also lead to employment opportunities such as food posts within the commercial and industrial sectors of catering.

What qualifications or experience do I need to do this course?

No formal qualifications are required, although you will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary ability, enthusiasm and commitment to successfully complete the course.

Which qualification will I be awarded if I successfully complete the Basic Food Hygiene course?

You will be awarded a CIEH Award in Food Safety in Catering at Level 2.


Short course

Course length

1 Day(s)

Hours per week


As the definition of full time and part time can vary from course to course, please check with the tutor as to the exact number of hours study each week this course will entail.

How much will the course cost me?

You can call our Course Enquiry Team on 0161 203 2100 for details of the fees for this course.