Learn anytime, anywhere with our online food hygiene training courses. Accredited by City and Guilds and designed to builds skills, knowledge and confidence and ensure regulatory compliance.
When it comes to food safety and hygiene you need training that creates real behaviour change. Our courses create that change. By bringing food safety and hygiene training to life, we use relevant scenarios and engaging resources to enliven and motivate your learners.
We've trained over 750,000 food hygiene professionals in the past 25 years. From small cafés to food processing plants, we know the training your people need to increase efficiency and ensure compliance.
We also have certified and accredited online training courses on a wide range of topics including HACCP, safe food handling practices and food allergy awareness. Everything you need, compliance guaranteed.
Developing and upskilling your people is vital in the modern world but knowing exactly what training you and your teams need to undertake to ensure regulatory compliance can be a little challenging. That’s where we can help.
Our team of consultants can work closely with you to understand your individual requirements and build a tailored package of training to meet the needs of you and your learners. Covering essential areas across food safety, HACCP and food allergy awareness through to achieving a 5-star food hygiene rating and barista training, we have everything you need to keep your people upskilled and compliant.
A cost-effective solution for organisations, our training packages are truly accessible meaning your learners can learn at a time and place to suit their needs.
Our food and drink course catalogue covers a large number of your key training needs and can be easily and simply purchased online as individual course titles to meet your individual needs.
Covering everything from HACCP and food safety principles through to food allergy awareness and more, our certified and accredited online training courses are simple, cost-effective and enable you to explore the information at your own pace.
Need help discovering which are the right food safety courses for you? No problem. We can help. Our online guide can help you assess which courses and levels you need to take.
Ensuring you have the right level of food hygiene training for your staff, colleagues or yourself is very important and can be a tricky task.
We offer food hygiene training in in levels 1, 2 and 3 and our online guide is on-hand to help you choose the right one and know the differences behind the courses.
Find out more about our Food Hygiene courses and pick the training that is right for you.
Our Food Hygiene training is delivered through our own easy-to-use learning management system (LMS), Enable.
Work with us to personalise your learning pathways, share content and track and report on learner progress, all from one simple, easy-to-access location.
With Enable, your people can learn anytime, anywhere. Already have a learning management system? Not a problem, we can support by seamlessly sharing our content into your existing platform.
✔ Easy setup and onboarding
✔ Report & measure performance
✔ No in-house tech requirement
✔ Keep track of results
✔ Make training accessible to all
✔ Support employees globally
A number of our most popular Food Hygiene courses have been accredited by City & Guilds, meaning you truly get the assurance of high-quality learning content.
City & Guilds Accredited courses are learning programmes which have been evaluated against the City & Guides Accreditation benchmark, ensuring training is of the highest quality and meets key standards.
Each of our individual Food Hygiene courses are CPD certified.
Courses which are CPD certified have been recognised as meeting the high standards and benchmarking requirements set out by the CPD Certification Service. At Virtual College, our CPD certified courses help professionals to work towards a recognised CPD certification. Almost every business and organisation will acknowledge the merit behind a CPD certification.
Whether you’re looking to complete our full Food Hygiene training suite or an individual Food Hygiene course, all our online training courses come with downloadable and printable certificates of achievement, ideal for showcasing your newfound skills, knowledge and experience.
We believe in looking after our customers and learners.
In addition to a whole host of easily accessible support content our dedicated customer and learner support team are always on hand to help and guide you in the right direction.
While food hygiene certificates do not have an expiry date, it is recommended that you renew it every three years.
The Food Safety Act 1990 is the legal framework for all food legislation in Britain. It's designed to ensure that food handlers do not add anything to food or remove anything from it, or treat it in a way that could damage a person's health after consumption. It also states that the way food is sold, served, labelled and advertised meets the quality that customers expect.
If food is not prepared in a hygienic way, it may be unsafe for consumption and could increase the risk of foodborne illnesses. Good food hygiene is important for your business and its reputation, as well as the health of your customers. It's therefore vital to ensure all staff have received food hygiene training.
Food handlers and food businesses are responsible for the safety of the food that they provide to consumers. Their responsibilities include ensuring food is safe for consumption, and that its quality meets expectations. Food also needs to be labelled and advertised in a way that is not misleading, especially where allergies and intolerances are concerned