Popular food hygiene & safety courses

Looking for food hygiene and safety courses in Stockport? 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

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Have a question?

Have a question? Don’t worry, we are on-hand to assist. If you’re considering placing a new order, or would like help with a course you already ordered, we’d like 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 get back in touch as soon as we can.

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

All of our products can be ordered with bulk discounts. This means the more licenses of a course you order, the cheaper the cost per unit becomes, and the greater the savings you get – Ideal for training up large teams. Bulk discounts are automatically applied to all orders with quantities of more than 10 licenses.

5 reasons to choose an online course instead of classroom course

It’s cheaper

Classroom-based classes in Stockport are normally much more expensive than their online counterparts because classroom courses involve extra overheads, such as a teacher and a venue. These overheads increase the cost of the courses, and the extra expense is passed onto you, the customer. Moreover, if you fail a class-based course exam, you may need to fork up more cash to re-sit it. With our online courses, you may re-sit an exam as many times as needed, for no extra cost.

It’s more convenient and flexible

What could be easier than taking a course around your own schedule, whether that be day or night? With an online course you can complete the learning and exam entirely in your free time. Training can be completed in small chunks or in one fell swoop. The choice is entirely yours. Classroom courses however must be done at a set time, in a set location in Stockport, which probably won’t be as suitable.

It’s safer

As we emerge from a pandemic, with Covid still looming, the world has become accustomed to online services more than ever before. Online food hygiene safety courses can be undertaken entirely from the comfort and safety of your own home, while physical courses in Stockport naturally require heading out and mingling with people you don’t know.

It’s more environmentally friendly

Going to a classroom-based food hygiene course in Stockport no doubt means travelling via car or using public transport. The greenest course 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 are concerned that they might get stuck and won’t have someone to consult if they have a question. Our expert support team is always on-hand to help students. You can phone us up, or drop us an email. Our experts will gladly help with getting you through the course. In addition, all our courses are fully accredited, so you will acquire the same CPD points and a certificate as if it were a classroom-based course in Stockport.

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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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