REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course provides basic knowledge of safe and hygienic methods of handling and storing food.

If your job role requires you to prepare or serve food of any type then this course will equip you with a nationally recognised Elementary Food Hygiene qualification.

The course content is set by REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) and the course ends with a 30 question multiple choice exam (30 mins).

Entry requirements

This qualification is essential for anyone working in a food handling or food preparation role.

  • Principles of Food Hygiene & link to HACCP
  • Outcome of poor hygiene standards
  • Bacteria, their effect and how to control risks
  • Food poisoning and prevention
  • Temperature control of food
  • Food premises, equipment and utensils
  • Pests and their control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food Law and the role of Environmental Health Officers

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Day

6 hours

£85 per person.

Discounted rate for groups may be available.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may progress onto the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate.

Is there more information available online?

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