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Key food hygiene courses available for food handlers

Published: 4 April 2024

Key food hygiene courses available for food handlers Food hygiene courses

Food handlers in Exeter are being offered competitively priced food hygiene courses, both online and face-to-face.

The courses are being run by the City Council’s Environmental Health Officers and are accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.

It is a legal requirement that food handlers are supervised and instructed and/or appropriately trained. These qualifications are an ideal way of helping people comply with this requirement.

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering takes place at the Matford Centre in Marsh Barton and costs £60. Dates for 2024 are 1 May, 10 July, 18 September and 27 November.

The topics covered for the Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course include:

  • Basic bacteriology
  • Food poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food contamination
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Pest control
  • Design of premises and equipment
  • Cleaning
  • Law and management

The Course ends with a short multiple-choice test where candidates will need to achieve 20 correct answers from the 30 questions to obtain the Royal Society for Public Health’s Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene.

For anyone who prefers to learn at their own pace, the Council also provides e-learning Level 2 (£20 per person) and, for managers and supervisors, Level 3 (£125 per person) food safety courses.

For further information or to book a place call 01392 265147, email or visit

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