Popular food hygiene & safety courses
Looking for food hygiene and safety courses in Edinburgh? 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 discover our seasonal course bundles below, where you can benefit from mega savings on courses when ordered together. Want more options? Press the yellow button to see our other course bundles.
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Still not sure? Don’t worry, our team is on standby to help. Whether you’re thinking of placing an order, or if you need help with an order you already placed, we want to hear from you. Our live chat and our phone lines are open 9am – 5pm, Mon – Fri (ex. Bank holidays). Outside of these hours, feel free to send us an email and we’ll reply to you as soon as we can.
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If you are hoping to up-skill numerous people, then you might be happy to discover that all our products are offered with bulk discounts. Just visit the product page of the course you want and enter the quantity that you require. Discounts are automatically applied for quantities of greater than 10 of one course.
5 reasons to choose an online course instead of classroom course
Classroom-based classes in Edinburgh are typically more costly than online courses because classroom courses incur extra overheads, such as an instructor and a venue. These additional features increase the course cost, and the extra cost is passed down to you, the consumer. Furthermore, if you don’t pass a classroom-based course exam, you might be required to pay more to re-sit it. With our online food hygiene courses, you can re-do exams as many times as necessary, for no extra charge.
It’s more convenient and flexible
What could be more convenient than doing a course in your own time, day or night? With our online courses you can complete the learning syllabus and the exam at a time that’s most convenient to you. Courses can be completed in small chunks or in one fell swoop. The choice is entirely yours. Classroom courses on the other hand must be completed at a set time, in a set location somewhere in Edinburgh, which may not be as easy to attend.
As we come out of a pandemic, and with Covid still looming, the world has become reliant on online training more than ever. Online food hygiene safety courses can be completed entirely from the safety of your home, while physical courses in Edinburgh naturally require venturing out and mixing with new social circles.
It’s more environmentally friendly
Going to a classroom-based food hygiene course in Edinburgh no doubt involves travelling via car or using public transport. The most environmentally friendly method of all is the one that doesn’t need any transport whatsoever i.e. an online course.
You get all the benefits
With online courses, some people think that they will get stuck and won’t have 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 drop us an email. We’ll happily answer your query. In addition, all of our courses are fully accredited, so candidates will amass the same CPD points and a certificate as if it were a physical course in Edinburgh.
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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).