Intermediate Food Hygiene - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
1 day City & Guilds Accredited Certificate

Course Summary

The Intermediate Food Hygiene course enables candidates to identify problems and to recommend solutions within food preparation and delivery areas. It is ideally suited to people who are responsible for supervising other members of staff, such as team leaders and managers across all sectors including manufacturing, catering and retail. The course is written to reflect industry standards developed by People 1st (the Sector Skills Council for the hospitality industry), and conforms to the qualification template developed by awarding bodies under their guidance.

Topics covered in this training include:

  •     Food safety hazards and contamination
  •     Microbiology
  •     Food-borne illness
  •     Understanding food law
  •     The role of the supervisor
  •     Food safety management (HACCP)
  •     Food preservation
  •     Food storage and temperature control
  •     Personal hygiene
  •     Workplace equipment and design
  •     Cleaning and disinfection
  •     Pest control
  •     Module summary

When you have successfully completed your course and attained the 75% required test pass, you will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate. Our Certificates are of extremely high quality and carry an authorisation seal.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for all supervisors or small business owners working in the food industry and is the ideal progression for anyone who has completed a level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course, but is now taking on further responsibilities for food safety within a business – or for anyone who just wants to know more!

You will need

Candidates are not required to bring any equipment on this course.

Your skill level

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Do I need training to work with food?

Yes you do so that you comply with current legislation.

The law states that you must undertake training that is relevant to your role:

Food handlers must receive appropriate supervision, and be instructed and/or trained in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food safely.

There is no legal requirement to attend a formal training course or get a qualification, although many businesses may want their staff to do so.

The necessary skills may also be obtained in other ways, such as through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience.

The operator of the food business is responsible for ensuring this happens.

Does a food handling course have to be accredited by The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)?

Absolutely not!

CIEH is just one of many UK Awarding Bodies licensed to award qualifications in this sector. Others include RSPH, EDI, Qualifi, and City & Guilds.

All these organisations meet the required standards for accrediting courses so a course does not need to be CIEH accredited. The course content is basically the same, although chapter headings and the order of the chapters may vary. All courses include cooking temperatures, fridge/freezer temperatures, bacterial multiplication, cleaning and pest control because these items must be in-line with current Government guidelines.

Most training providers used to say that their course matched or followed the CIEH syllabus probably because the Institute is well-known. However, CIEH is insisting that providers remove any mention of them. We believe this is a shame and will lead to confusion in the industry, but we are complying with their request.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Can you cater for students with special needs?

Yes, but as with all special requirements that differ from the norm, please make us aware of your requirements and we will do our best to provide the appropriate support.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

I’m getting on a bit, is it like going back to school and will I feel out of place?

Not at all. A large percentage of our learners are mature students simply keeping up to date with current standards. Everybody is made to feel welcome in the centre.