The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme score can be a massive factor in determining the success of a business, achieving a five-star rating tells customers that their food is of high quality and their premises are very hygienic.
Suitable for all food businesses based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Complete in 30 Minutes
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive course with colourful animations
- Instant digital certificate on completion
This course contains in-depth knowledge on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and how inspectors calculate scores.
This training course will also address the benefits and opportunities a high food hygiene rating score can have for businesses.
This course also provides learners with key resources to help them prepare for inspection and improving their business’s food hygiene.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is one of the most important factors for all businesses that work in the food industry, regardless of sector.
This course aims to give learners the knowledge they need to obtain a five-star Food Hygiene Rating and how they can apply it to their own business.
This course also comes with a number of resources allowing users to continue their learning after successfully completing this online training course.
- Understand the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) and how inspectors calculate a business’s score
- Benefits of a strong Food Hygiene Rating score
- The key areas which can impact a business’s score
- How to achieve a five-star Food Hygiene Rating
Who Should take this course
This course is suitable for anyone working within a food premise including hotels, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, supermarkets, hospitals and care homes.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is enforced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, meaning only food premises in these areas should take this training.
Test and certification
At the end of the course, learners will be required to answer 15 multiple choice questions to assess their understanding of the course. A 75% pass mark is needed and there'll be six attempts to achieve this at no extra cost. If more than three are required, you will need to contact the Virtual College team to arrange an additional try.
When the 75% pass mark has been achieved, learners will be able to download and print a Virtual College Achieving a Five Star Rating certificate for their records.
This course should take around 30 minutes to complete, but this depends entirely on how quickly each individual learns and absorbs the study material.
As the course is self-paced and progress is recorded throughout, learners can complete the training in stages.
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
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 complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
How long is the certificate valid for?
There is no set time for how long this certificate is valid for. It is generally recognised that certificates are renewed every three years.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of more than 10 courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.