Popular food hygiene & safety courses
Looking for food hygiene and safety courses in Belfast? Why not try an online course instead? All our online food hygiene and safety courses are easy to follow, fully accredited by the CDP Group and come with an online exam and certificate. We have a broad range of food safety courses for you to choose from. Just click the yellow button below to browse our full range.
This Level One Food Hygiene and Safety Course educates food handlers on the protocols around preparing food safely and diligently. It can act as a foundation of knowledge for those who will be handling food regularly.
The Level Two Food Hygiene and Safety (Catering) 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.
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.
What our customers think
The courses are easy to understand and are competitively priced. Having the courses available in different languages has been a huge bonus to us and our customers.
- Dukefield Foodservice
Essential Food Hygiene Ltd has advanced systems to allow for all courses to be undertaken in our staffs own time and in multiple different languages. This has made the task of training for us much easier and less time consuming, our staff also get access to instant certification and re-tests if required.
- The Protein Works
The service that the NFFF has received from Essential Food Hygiene has been nothing short of fantastic.
- National Federation of Fish Friers
Excellent value for money and quick and easy buying process.
Will definitely use again!
- Chloe Berry
I recently completed the Level 2 course in Food Hygiene, Level 3 Supervisor course and the Level 2 Allergy Awareness course.
As a student I needed clear and concise courses that I could do whilst studying to gain qualifications for my CV. The courses were well priced, well written and fun! I even did them on my phone. I’d recommend this company to anyone who needs food hygiene training.
- Alex Pomeroy
I found the content very good and easy to follow.
It was great to have small sections to work through which meant I could split the training over a couple of days.
- Donna Judge
It was a very good with clear instructions and the training lessons were very informative.
Easy to access and learn from and I got my certificate immediately
- Lynda Wilson
I’m a foster mum and wanted to learn more about Allergies. I have children arriving in the night and unfortunately a lot of the children suffer with allergies.
The training lessons were easy to follow and didn’t take long to complete. I loved the mini quizzes at the end of each lesson as they remind you of the most important facts.
I will feel more confident the next time a child arrives with allergies and will be recommending your courses to other foster mums and dads.
- Lynne Gee
Just finished the Level 2 Food Hygiene Course. I already had a certificate that was three years old and thought it was time to update it.
I got through the course pretty quickly and was amazed how much of the basics I had forgotten.
Great for refreshing your training.
- Georgette Wallace
I had just started working in a pub and needed to take a Level 2 Food Hygiene Course. I have never done online training before and my computer knowledge was minimal. I found the website and course easy to use, very informative and passed with 97%.
I would definitely recommend this course and will be using Essential Food Hygiene in the future.
- Kaeren Foulds
Want more bang for your buck? Then check out our seasonal course bundles below, where you can benefit from great savings on courses when they are ordered together. Want more options? Press the yellow button to browse our complete range of bundles.
Have a question?
If you have questions about an order you have made, or one you’re considering placing, we’d love you to get in touch. Our live chat and our phone lines are open 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri (ex. Bank holidays). Outside of these hours, feel free to drop us an email and we’ll reply to you as soon as we can.
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All our products can come with bulk discounts. This means the more licenses of a product you order, the cheaper the cost per product will be, and the more savings you get – Perfect for training up large teams. Bulk discounts are applied automatically to all orders with quantities of greater than 10 licenses.
5 reasons to choose an online course instead of classroom course
Classroom-based classes in Belfast are usually more expensive than online courses because they involve extra overheads, such as an instructor and a venue. These additional features contribute to the course cost, a cost that is passed onto you, the customer. In addition, if you don’t pass a class-based course exam, you may be required to pay more to be retested. However, with our online courses, you’re able to re-do an exam as many times as desired, for no extra cost.
It’s more convenient and flexible
What could possibly be better than doing a course at a time that suits you, whether that be day or night? With our online courses you can do the training and exam at a time that’s most convenient to you. It can be done in chunks or in one go. The choice is entirely yours. Classroom courses however need to be done at a set time, in a particular location somewhere in Belfast, which probably won’t be super easy to attend.
As we emerge from a pandemic, with Covid still looming in the air, the nation has become accustomed to online services more than ever. Online food hygiene safety courses can be completed entirely from the comfort and safety of your home, while classroom courses in Belfast naturally entail heading out and mixing with new people.
It’s more environmentally friendly
Going to a classroom-based food hygiene course in Belfast inevitably means travelling in a car or using public transport. The most environmentally friendly solution of all is one that doesn’t need any transport whatsoever – doing your course online.
You get all the benefits
With an online course, some people worry they might get stuck without someone to consult if they have a question. Our expert support team is always happy to help candidates. Students can just phone us up, or send us an email. We’ll gladly answer supporting you in any way we can. also, all our courses are fully accredited, so you will amass the same CPD points and a certificate as if it were a classroom-based course in Belfast.
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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. The Level 2 Allergy Awareness course has also been endorsed by Allergy UK
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 purchase 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).