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Virtual College is a market leader in food hygiene courses and food safety training, with a strong presence in the food and hospitality sector.

Over 600,000 learners have obtained their food hygiene certificate via Virtual College.

We offer online courses for all levels in food hygiene, HACCP (Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points), COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health), food allergy awareness, nutrition & diets and food health & safety. Our CPD certified training and City & Guilds accredited training is suitable for either individuals or organisations.

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14 main food allergens to be aware of when preparing food

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Food Allergy Symptoms

Food allergy symptoms poster

The mild and severe symptoms of a food allergy.

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The best and worst council districts for food hygiene ratings

Food hygiene ratings infographic

The best and worst council districts for food hygiene ratings.

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La Stazione case study

La Stazione wanted to ensure their staff were not only trained in food safety and hygiene but that there was a means of testing and tracking their understanding.

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Popular courses

Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Course

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course

This food safety course allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.

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Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors

Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors course

This food safety course allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.

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Discover a fresh approach with Appetite Learning

Virtual College has partnered with global food and drink publisher William Reed Business Media to bring specialist online training to the food and hospitality sector.

A new brand - Appetite Learning - extends the expertise of Virtual College and William Reed across the supply chain, from food manufacturing to catering and retail.

Supported by leading publications such as Restaurant Magazine, The Grocer and Food Manufacture, Appetite Learning is the perfect all-in-one e-learning solution for the food and drink industry.

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