Welcome to Essential Food Hygiene

We specialise in online courses aimed at making businesses compliant with UK safety regulations and in making UK workplaces safer for you, your staff and your customers.

The UK's best food hygiene and health & safety training provider

We’ve been crowned “Best Food Hygiene & Health & Safety Training Provider 2023 & 2024” by Corporate Vision. Learn more

Discover our range of courses

All of our online courses are created by experts and structured in a clear and simple way to maximise students’ ability to absorb information and move through the course with ease. Students are able to learn at their own pace to ensure they feel they are fully comfortable with all the material prior to taking the examination. Choose a category below to browse our selection of courses.

Food hygiene

A wide selection of food hygiene courses including level 1, 2 and 3, as well as HACCP and Allergy Awareness.

Health & safety

Our workplace safety courses include COSHH, HACCP, Fire Awareness, Health & Safety and more.

Combo course

Looking for a few different courses? Enjoy great savings when you order course as part of a bundle.

Summer Bundle

When you order a bundle, you’ll benefit from unbeatable savings on multi-course purchases.

Summer Bundle

£25.00 +VAT

Popular food hygiene & safety courses

Food hygiene courses are our speciality and below you’ll find our three most popular food hygiene and safety courses. Whether you need training for a waiters, chefs or restaurant managers, we have the right courses. By taking one of our accredited food hygiene courses, you not only protect your customers but you also protect your business. Click a course below discover more.

Level 2 Allergy Awareness

The Level 2 Allergy Awareness online course is aimed towards those whose occupations that have involvement in the handling and preparation of food, and comprehensively covers how to prepare food respective of food allergies.

Just £10.00 +VAT

Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety
(Catering, Manufacturing, Early Years, Retail, Schools)

The Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety course is for those looking to take the next step in their education of food hygiene and is for those who work in the food industry and frequently handle food.

Just £10.00 +VAT

Level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety (Supervisor)

The Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety Supervisors course is aimed towards business owners, supervisors, and managers as it focuses on the management side of food hygiene and safety.

Just £70.00 +VAT

Just £70.00 £59.00 +VAT

How It Works

1. How to order

Choose the courses you want and proceed through the online checkout. It takes just a few minutes. Your new courses will appear instantly in your online account.

2. Begin immediately

Allocate courses to yourself, or assign them to members of your team in the click of a button. Delegates gain immediate access to their online course.

3. Exam & certificate

At the end of the course, students will have an exam. Once passed, they will receive their certificate instantly. Courses come with unlimited exam attempts.

Popular health & safety courses

We have a wide selection of essential workplace safety courses available at great low prices, including Manual handling, Fire Awareness, COSHH and Health & safety. All our courses are fully accredited by CPD Group and compliant with UK government guidelines. By ensuring your staff have completed our workplace safety courses you are doing your due diligence to protect your staff and your business.

Level 2 HACCP

This course is based upon the HACCP principles and details why a HACCP system must be in place, and how to create one. Completing the Level Two HACCP Awareness course ensures that your business has been sufficiently educated to practice due diligence.

Just £10.00 +VAT

Fire Awareness in the Workplace

This Fire Awareness in the Workplace course aim to teach employees the risk of fire in the workplace, what themselves and others can do to reduce that risk, and how to deal with the reality of a fire if it occurs.

Just £15.00 +VAT

Level 2 Health & Safety

This Level Two Health & Safety course is designed to allow learners to gain a general understanding of health and safety. It covers a wide range of health and safety scenarios, and it details the correct control measures that should be implemented to eliminate or reduce hazards in the workplace.

Just £10.00 +VAT

Bulk Discounts

All of our products are available with bulk discounts. This means the more units of a course you order, the lower the cost per product becomes, and the greater the savings you get – Perfect for up-skilling large groups. Bulk discounts are automatically applied when you place an order for quantities of more than 10 courses.

Popular bundles

By choosing a bundle you gain access to more accredited safety courses and can make even greater savings on the over all cost. Our bundles have been carefully compiled to offer the most valuable array of essential training material, to ensure kitchen staff are skilled in all aspects of work safety. Choose one of our popular bundles below.

Essential Food Handler Bundle

3 essential courses for every food handler, offered at an unbeatable price.

Just £25.00 +VAT

Essential Supervisor Bundle

3 essential courses for venue managers and kitchen supervisors

Just £80.00 +VAT

Essential All Rounder Bundle

The complete workplace safety training package for kitchen and catering staff

Just £55.00 +VAT

Just £55.00 £49.00 +VAT

What our customers think

Accreditations & associations

We only provide effective and engaging online courses of the highest quality. That’s why all of our courses are approved and accredited by CPD Group. Our courses undergo rigorous assessment and an in-depth review by a CPD Group consultant annually to ensure they are up to date and of the highest standard. We are also a member of RoSPA and our courses are recognised by all local authorities.

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Are these courses accredited?

Yes, all of our courses are fully accredited by The CPD Group and are recognised and accepted by all local authorities.

When will I need to renew my training?

We recommend that you refresh your training every three years to ensure you meet all current UK/EU legal requirements.

How long is the course valid for?

Each course is valid for 12 months from the registration date. This means you get 12 months to complete the course and exam. Once the exam has been passed, you are free to revisit the course material to refresh your memory without limitation.

When will I get my certificate?

Instantly upon passing your exam, a certificate will be issued. You can download it or print it off.

Is there an exam?

Yes, there is an exam at the end of each course. But if you don’t pass you can review the course material and retry the exam as many times as you like within the course shelf-life (12 months).

How do I place an order for multiple licenses?

1. How to place and order

You can buy multiple licenses for a group of people. We don’t need to know their names when purchasing, just make sure you have “Group” selected on the product page before adding to your basket and then enter your own details at the checkout.

2. Login to our Learning Admin Portal

You will receive an email with your details and set-up instructions after completing your purchase, along with an invoice for your order.

3. Add your Learner(s)

Set up a Learner account for each person taking the course by heading to your “Group Dashboard” (which you can find in the navigation at the top of this website) and enrolling all the staff you require via the enrol new learner button. They will receive an email with Learner Login details which will give them access to take the course.

What’s the difference between the level, 1, level 2 and level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety courses?

Level 1 Food Hygiene & Safety Course

If you are not directly involved with the handling and preparation of food, our level 1 online course can provide you with the perfect certificate. This training course has often been completed by airline staff, bar workers and food delivery drivers.

Level 2 Food Hygiene & Safety Course

The Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety course is tailored towards those who have a direct contact with food, and those who want to further their food hygiene education. it is most often undertaken by chefs and catering staff, childminders, and those involved in food manufacturing. It is the ideal course for anyone actively involved in food handling or preparation.

Level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety Course

The level 3 certificate is our most advanced course and is suited to anybody who supervises food handlers (head chefs, managers, or business owners of catering or other food related businesses).


For a limited time, we’re pleased to provide you with a discounted price of £55 for the Level 3 course, allowing you to save £15!

Use the coupon code UPSKILL15 during checkout to get this exclusive offer.