Food Hygiene

All food handlers, and any staff members that work with food, are legally required to comply with UK food safety legislation and ensure that the food they produce is safe for customers to consume. To help them do so, it is essential that they receive suitable training in food safety that explains how to handle food safely and prevent cross-contamination while preparing food.

Commodious' food hygiene training courses highlight the importance of good food standards, and give learners an understanding of basic food hygiene and how to control food safety risks at work. They have also been designed to suit different food businesses and sectors, so you can be sure the content is relevant whether you work in a food manufacturing, catering or retail environment.

All of our hospitality and catering training courses, including our level 1 and level 2 food hygiene and safety courses, have been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, so you can be sure they are engaging and of the highest quality.


Our Food Hygiene Courses

RoSPA Approved 1 CPD Point

ConCEST Approved 3 CPD Points

ConCEST Approved 3 CPD Points

ConCEST Approved 3 CPD Points


Food Hygiene and Safety FAQs

Getting a food hygiene certificate could not be easier. Simply purchase one of our online food hygiene courses and, after completing the course, you will be able to instantly download your food hygiene certificate. You can also receive a printed version of your certificate for a small additional fee.

We offer food hygiene courses to suit a range of roles and industries. The information below can be used to help you understand which is right for you:

  • Our Food Hygiene Level 1 course is designed for anyone who works with food but does not prepare it themselves, such as waiters and bar staff.
  • Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering course is designed for anyone who handles and prepares food in a catering environment, such as chefs, baristas and catering assistants.
  • Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course is designed for those that work in a food manufacturing environment, such as a factory.
  • Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail course is designed for anyone who handles and prepares food in a retail environment, such as supermarket staff, butchers and bakers.

Most food hygiene certificates, including those issued by Commodious, have no expiry date.

However, it is recommended that all food handlers re-train after three years to make sure they still have the knowledge and skills required to handle and prepare food safely.

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses take around 3 hours to complete. We also offer a Food Hygiene Level 1 course, which takes 55 minutes to complete.

The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 and The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) require that all food handlers are appropriately trained and supervised. While a food hygiene certificate is not legally required to prepare or sell food, they are a great way of gaining and demonstrating that you have the knowledge and skills required to safely handle food.