It is a legal requirement for food business operators to make sure all food handlers are supervised, instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters in line with their work activity. For all but the most basic food-related jobs, this will involve the person training on a one-day level two or equivalent, food hygiene course.

We have run a variety of food hygiene and health and safety courses since 1985. As a result, we have awarded more than 3,250 Food Hygiene Training Certificates. The courses are awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and are delivered by trained Environmental Health Officers. If you would like to book a place, please fill in the relevant attached form and return it to us. If you have any queries please contact Health Protection.


Book a food safety course

CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety

This foundation course is equivalent to a Level 2 Course and consists of a total of six hours of tuition on food hygiene and includes the following subjects:

  • Food safety law
  • Food safety hazards
  • Temperature control
  • Food handlers
  • Safe food storage
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food premises and equipment

The course is concluded with a short multiple choice examination.

The cost of the course is £61 and takes place at Chichester District Council's offices.

Course dates for 2019/20:

  • Wednesday 17th April 2019
  • Wednesday 19th June 2019
  • Wednesday 17th  July 2019
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019
  • Wednesday 16th October 2019
  • Wednesday 20th November 2019
  • Wednesday 15th January 2020
  • Wednesday 19th February 2020
  • Wednesday 18th March 2020

Bespoke Group Courses: CIEH Foundation Certificate in Food Safety

In addition, we offer a bespoke CIEH Foundation Certificate, making in-house group training both convenient and cost-effective. Training, with a minimum of 12 candidates, can be delivered at your own venue with dates and times tailored to suit your needs. For more information, please contact us on 01243 534 602.

Safer Food Better Business (SFBB) Coaching Sessions

If you have any difficulty with completing and implementing the SFBB pack, Chichester District Council are running 2 hour coaching sessions to help businesses understand what is required and how it should be used. Sessions are arranged as and when they are required at a location convenient to you and are charged at £20.00 per head. If you would like more information or would like to attend please contact us.

It should be remembered that having a Food Safety Management System that is adequate and fully implemented is a legal requirement and will also have an impact on the score achieved for the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.