Food Hygiene Certificates

Online Level 1 and 2 Food Hygiene Training

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Level 1 Food Hygiene Courses

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£10.00 + VAT

Our Level 1 basic food hygiene certificate provides learners with an introduction to food hygiene and safety.

It is designed to give learners an overview of the hazards associated with handling low risk food or food that has been prepared by someone other than themselves.

  •  Our food hygiene courses meet UK legal requirements.
  •  We provide instant access to the course and a downloadable certificate.
  •  Our food hygiene training is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and certified by the CPD Certification Service.
  • We offer a great value Catering Services Bundle for those interested in further food safety training.


Level 2 Food Hygiene Courses

Our Level 2 intermediate food hygiene training courses are designed for anyone who handles, cooks or prepares food. We have three versions designed for those who work in cateringmanufacturing and retail environments:

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£15.00 + VAT

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£15.00 + VAT

All of these courses provide learners with the knowledge they need to maintain good food safety practices at work. It can also help learners to comply with food hygiene legislation, such as the Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 and the Food Safety Act 1990.

To find out more about these courses, click here to request a free trial.

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Includes the courses:

  • Food Allergy Awareness
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Food safety management

Includes the courses:

  • HACCP Principles
  • Understanding VACCP and TACCP

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Hospitality Skills

Hospitality skills

Includes the courses:

  • Customer Service Training
  • Licensing Law Awareness

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Which food hygiene certificate do I need?

Our 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.

These risks vary between roles and workplaces, so we offer several different courses to suit a range of food businesses and industries. To find out which certificate is suitable for you, simply complete the two sentences below:

Based on your answers, our:

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Retail

course is most suitable for you.
Based on your answers, our:

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering

course is most suitable for you.
Based on your answers, our:

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing

course is most suitable for you.
Based on your answers, our:

Food Hygiene Level 1 Online Course

course is most suitable for you.

Why choose Commodious?

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At Commodious, we have been offering great value online training since 2012, and have helped over 500,000 learners in that time!

We offer training you can rely on, with an average rating of 4.9 stars across all of our courses and accreditations from organisations including the Institute of Hospitality and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. To find out more, why not:

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.

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

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

For more information on food hygiene certificate renewal, click here to visit our knowledge bank.

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses consist of a wide range of information, and 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 an understanding of food safety, and possess the knowledge and skills required to safely handle food.

Getting a certificate can also provide learners with the knowledge required to improve and maintain a business' food hygiene rating.

For more information, click here to view our knowledge bank article on food hygiene training FAQs.

No, learners do not need to have completed a food safety course before taking any of the food hygiene training offered by Commodious. The levels of each course indicate how in-depth the information that the course covers is.

Yes, all of our food safety courses have been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality, which demonstrates that they are high quality products and are appropriate for the food industry. They have also been certified by the CPD Certification Service as a further indicator of the quality of our courses.

No, you do not legally require a food hygiene certificate if you infrequently sell food from home. However, if you register as a business, you will be required to take appropriate food hygiene training to ensure that the food you sell is safe to eat and will not cause illnesses such as food poisoning.

Depending on the size and nature of your business, you may be required to create a food safety management system based on the principles of HACCP. There are a number of resources that can be used to help with this, including our HACCP Principles course and the Food Standards Agency's Safer Food, Better Business guide.

For more information on some of the other things you may need to consider while running a home-based food business, have a read of our articles on:

Good food hygiene is important because it ensures that the food you produce and serve is safe to eat, and it helps to prevent food poisoning and other food-borne illnesses.

There are several things to remember to maintain good food hygiene, such as the 4 Cs (cooking, cleaning, chilling, cross-contamination). These are all covered in our food safety training courses shown above.

If you are interested in reading more about food hygiene, we also have several knowledge bank articles that explore aspects of food hygiene, including:

When you have completed your food hygiene training, you can download and print your certificate at any time using our online learning management system. You can also choose to purchase a printed copy of your certificate, which will be embossed and sent to you once you have completed the course.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is run by the Food Standards Agency, in partnership with local authorities, who inspect the hygiene standards of food businesses and provide them with a rating between 0 and 5, with 5 indicating that a business has very good hygiene standards, and 0 indicating that urgent improvement is required.

For more information, click here to view our knowledge and article on food hygiene ratings.