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 Highfield Qualifications and are delivered by trained Environmental Health Officers. If you have any queries please email the Health Protection Team at


Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

This Level 2 Course 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 £65 and takes place at Chichester District Council's offices.


Course dates 2021/2022:

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - fully booked

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Wednesday 23 March 2022


Bespoke Group Courses: Highfield Qualification Level 2 Award in Food Safety 

In addition, we offer a bespoke Highfield Qualification Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering businesses, 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 email us at

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 to book this, please complete the booking form.

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.