SCQF Level 5
Professional Cookery, Hospitality, Retail and Events

Course Overview

This is a one-day course aimed at anyone working within a food handling environment including; catering and licensed trade food production, processing industries, those in caring and voluntary situations involving food preparation or handling. 
The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate provides evidence that the holder has achieved a basic understanding of good food safety practices as required by law. On successful completion of the course you will?know the following; how food poisoning is caused; how to prevent food poisoning; the main requirements of the Food Safety Act and the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations. 

Successful course participants will receive the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate. 

Your employer may be entitled to funding towards this course find out more here:

What You Will Learn
  • An introduction to food hygiene
  • Bacteria and their characteristics
  • Food borne diseases and foods at risk
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene and the working habits of the food handler
  • The working environment and equipment
  • Cleaning practices
  • Common food pests and their control
  • Food safety legislation
Entry Requirements
  • No formal entry requirements are needed
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • There is an examination at the end of the course which is a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a 60% or more pass mark.
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Intermediate Food Hygiene
  • REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene course
Career Opportunities


  • This course will lead to a safer and healthier working environment


Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 day course
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • Wednesday 18/08/2021
  • Wednesday 17/11/2021
End Date

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • Wednesday 18/08/2021
  • Wednesday 17/11/2021
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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