REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course provides in-depth knowledge of safe and hygienic methods of handling and storing food. It is particularly relevant to food handlers in a supervisory position.

This course will equip you with a nationally recognised Intermediate Food Hygiene qualification.

The course content is set by REHIS (The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland) and the course ends with a 2 hour written examination which is marked by REHIS.

Entry requirements

REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent.

  • General introduction
  • Principles of Food Hygiene
  • Bacteriology
  • Contamination, hazards & controls
  • Common food poisoning organisms
  • Non-bacterial food poisoning
  • Food borne infections
  • Recent outbreaks
  • 10 main causes of food poisoning and its prevention
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food Preservation
  • Pest control
  • Design, layout & construction of premises
  • Storage and disposal of waste
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Supervisory Management
  • Legislation and the role of an EHO
  • Presentation by a representative of the Highland Council
  • Revision Session
  • Exam.

How will I study my course?

  • Short course

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

How long will my course last?

The course is designed to run in 2 hour blocks and can be delivered in any suitable combination to make up a total of 24 hours e.g. 12 x 2 hours, 4 x 6 hours, etc.

£275 per person.

Discounted rate for groups may be available - please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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 will have a nationally recognised qualification. You may also progress onto the REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate at other institutions.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.