Popular food hygiene & safety courses

Looking for food hygiene and safety courses in Slough? 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.

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

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Excellent value for money and quick and easy buying process.
Will definitely use again!

- Chloe Berry

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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

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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.
Excellent.

- Donna Judge

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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

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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.
Thank you.

- Lynne Gee

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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

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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

Seasonal specials

Get an even better deal by choosing one of our seasonal specials below. When you order a bundle you’ll benefit from great savings on multi-course orders. Why not check out our complete range of bundles by clicking the yellow button below.

Have a question?

Still not sure? Don’t worry, we are ready to assist. If you’re thinking of placing an order, or need help with an order you already made, 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 ASAP.

Accreditations & associations

We only provide effective and engaging online courses of the highest quality. That’s why all of our courses are approved & 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.

Bulk Discounts

If you are hoping to up-skill a team, then you will be happy to learn that all our products come with bulk discounts. Just go to the product page of the course you want and enter the quantity that you desire. Discounts are automatically applied to orders of greater than 10 of one course.

5 reasons to choose an online course instead of classroom course

It’s cheaper

Classroom-based courses in Slough are typically much more costly than their online counterparts because classroom courses incur extra overheads, such as an instructor and a classroom. These overheads increase the course cost, and the extra cost is passed down to you, the customer. Moreover, if you don’t pass a class-based course exam, you may need to fork up more cash to be retested. With our online courses, you’re able to re-sit an exam as many times as needed, for no extra cost.

It’s more convenient and flexible

What could be better than taking a course in your own time, whether that be day or night? With an online course you can complete the learning syllabus and the exam at a time that’s convenient to you. Courses can be done in chunks or in one fell swoop. The choice is yours. Classroom courses however need to be done at a set time, in a set venue in Slough, which probably won’t be as easy to attend.

It’s safer

As we come out of a pandemic, with Covid still looming in the air, the world has become reliant on online education more than ever before. Online food hygiene safety courses can be completed entirely from the comfort and safety of your home, while physical courses in Slough inevitably require going out and mingling with new people.

It’s more environmentally friendly

Going to a classroom-based food hygiene course in Slough usually involves travelling via car or using public transport. The greenest method of all is the one which doesn’t involve any transport whatsoever – doing your course online.

You get all the benefits

With online courses, some people think that they might get stuck without support if they need to ask a question. Our expert support team is always happy to help candidates. You can call us up, or drop us an email. Our experts will happily help with any questions you have. Furthermore, all of our courses are fully accredited, so students will get awarded the same CPD points and a certificate as if it was a physical course in Slough.

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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).


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