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Training Courses

The Council offers taught and online courses in food hygiene and workplace health and safety.

You can find further information on the venue, payment and the courses available below:

CourseCost (per candidate)DurationExaminationDatesWho should attend?
CIEH Level 2 Food Safety in Catering£851 dayMultiple-choice examination*

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Anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served.
Highfield E-learning Level 2 Food Safety in catering (based on CIEH and RSPH syllabuses)£25
Book & Pay online
6 hoursMultiple-choice at the end of each moduleOnline course available 24 hours a dayAnyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served.
Introduction to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) for Food Safety£1104 hoursNone31 May 2017Anyone wanting to develop their own food safety management system based on HACCP Principles. Especially manufacturers or caterers doing specialist processing e.g. smoking, vac packing, sous vide, rare or lightly cooked foods.
Improving your food hygiene rating£504 hoursNonePlease enquire ( )Anyone wanting to improve their food hygiene rating.

* Exams are available in a range of ethnic languages or can be conducted orally for anyone who has reading difficulties, provided we are notified in advance.

CourseCost (per candidate)DurationDates (and location)Who Should attend
IOSH Leading Safely : For Senior Executives£140 + Vat plus £50 +Vat per certificate1 day2 March 2017 (SBDC)

14 June 2017 (CDC)

Whatever the size of your organisation, the course will show you how investing in safety and health can reap valuable business benefits.
IOSH Managing Safely : For Managers£550 + Vat4 days16, 17, 23, 24 Feb. 2017 (CDC)

11, 12, 18, 19 May 2017
29, 30 June, 6, 7 July 2017(CDC)

This course is ideal for getting managers up-to-speed on the skills they need to tackle safety and health issues in the workplace.
IOSH Working Safely : Working safely£160 + Vat1 day18 Jan. 2017 (CDC)

9 March 2017 (SBDC)
6 June 2017 (SBDC)

Ideal for introducing staff to the importance of health and safety and shows how everyone can make a difference to their own wellbeing and that of others through everyday behaviours.

How do I apply?

For taught courses - please call 01494 732058 or email or  complete the application form  to book a place on a course. Payment can be made over the telephone by credit/debit card or cheque (payable to Chiltern District Council).

E-learning (online) courses - booking and payment can be made at E-Learning food hygiene courses - pay online.

A handling charge of 1.6% will be added to credit card payments.

Basic hygiene awareness training online

The Food Standards Agency has produced 10 short videos on a number of potential food safety issues. Each video is about a minute long and covers specific food hygiene practices - watch at Food Hygiene Training Videos (Opens in a new window). New kitchen staff who have not previously worked in catering can watch these before attending a Level 2 course.

Food allergy training online

The Food Standards Agency has produced a free food allergy online training course for managers and staff in the food manufacturing and catering industries.