How to Start a Food Delivery Business: Online Course

Offering food delivery can improve the reach of your business, but it is important it is done safely. More and more food businesses are offering home delivery, making it more convenient for their customers to order. By completing this course, learners will understand food safety and hygiene regulations, delivery guidance and much more. Instant digital CPD approved certificate of completion.

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Course Overview


  • Basic
  • 30 Study Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

For many food business owners, setting up a home delivery service can be a great way to attract more customers and give them the edge over their competition.

But knowing how to start their delivery service can be difficult. This online training will take learners through some of the key areas to consider when setting up a home food delivery service.

This online training has been designed for employers and owners of food businesses who are looking to set up a home food delivery service. Knowing where to start when it comes to offering a delivery service can be difficult. This training will help learners prioritise tasks and ensure they have considered UK food hygiene regulations.

When making any kind of change to the business it’s important to consider which areas will be affected and what challenges might come up. This training will give learners practical tips on how to overcome these challenges.

This food delivery service course is split into four sections:

  • Planning for change
  • Food hygiene and allergens
  • Delivery guidance

This course will take up to 30 minutes to complete and comes with an instant CPD approved certificate on completion which will give you the know to help in setting up an online food business.

You will learn

  • Effective methods when planning for change
  • How to ensure Social distancing for your premises, staff and during deliveries
  • Key Food hygiene and food allergen awareness training
  • Food delivery guidance

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Restaurant owners and managers
  • Café owners and managers
  • Bakery owners
  • Food shop workers
  • Farm shop owners

How the online courses work

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  • Buy the course

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    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.