Monday, 14 November 2016

Food Hygiene Courses

Food hygiene courses

Undertaking an accredited food hygiene course is a recommended way of ensuring that food handlers can demonstrate an appropriate knowledge of food hygiene.
We are a registered training centre with Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)  and are accredited to offer their Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering and their Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets.
We also offer a comprehensive range of CIEH Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 online training courses covering Food Safety, Health and Safety, First Aid, Licensing and Allergens. Please contact us for further information

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering course dates

Where South Northamptonshire Council Offices, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD
 WhenTuesday 7 February 2017
The above session will be held over a full day from 9:00am until 5:30pm (approx)
Where Cherwell District Council Offices, Bodicote House, White Post Road, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA
When
  • Tuesday 6 December, 2016
  • Tuesday 7 March 2017
The above sessions will be held over a full day from 9:00am until 5:30pm (approx.) 

 Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets course date

Where South Northamptonshire Council Offices, The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12 6AD
When
  • Tuesday 22 November 2016
This session will be held over a full day from 9:00am until 5:30pm (approx.) 

Please note - Once you have completed the form, please forward a cheque for £71 (or £40 for the unemployed, proof of unemployed status required). Please make cheques payable to Cherwell District Council with your details on the back. We regret we are no longer able to accept cash. Debit/credit cards accepted and can be paid by telephone using paye.net. Please note there is a charge of 1.8% for processing credit cards.
More information on the courses
Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets
This qualification has been designed to provide a good, basic understanding of nutrition and healthy eating.
Who would benefit from this qualification?
All employees in catering environments involved in the selection of menus, recipes and ingredients. It is also relevant for those in the health care and Education sectors. The course content includes:
  • The relationship between nutrition, diet and health
  • The nutritional requirements for different population groups
  • Current policy, legislation and voluntary guidelines
  • The effects of food processing on nutrient content
  • Nutrition labelling
Learning outcomes
  •  Good basic understanding of nutrition, diet and health
  •  Understanding of the requirements of a balanced diet and its positive effect on health
  •  Identify differing needs, allergies and food intolerances
  •  Knowledge of the requirements of the current legislation
  •  Understand the impact of food processing and manufacturing of the nutritional content of foods
  •  Appreciate the importance of accurate nutritional information being available
Please contact the Public Protection team on 01295 227990 or email public.protection@cherwell-dc.gov.uk  for more information.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
This qualification will benefit anyone working in a situation where food is prepared, cooked and served.
The course comprises of six hours of teaching completed over two afternoons. There is a short multiple choice exam at the end of the second session.
Successful completion of the training programme and assessment will enable candidates to understand:
  • The terminology used in food safety
  • The laws that apply to food businesses and food  handlers
  • The concepts of food hazards and how the risk of food poisoning can be contained
  • How to take product and equipment temperatures
  • How a reduction in storage temperature will minimise bacterial multiplication
  • The importance of high temperatures in the supply of safe food
  • That food handlers can pose a risk to food safety
  • The importance of utilising appropriate storage conditions for different types of food
  • The importance of cleaning in food premises
  • The need for high standards for structure and equipment to promote good hygiene in food premises
On completion of the training delegates will complete a multiple-choice test, externally marked by the awarding body. Alternative arrangements for testing can be discussed with the course tutor should an individual delegate have problems with this type of assessment. Exam papers may be available in other languages - please contact us prior to the course to discuss any specific learning requirements.
Candidates must bring provide proof of identity to the course. This ID must include a photograph (such as a passport, driving licence, work ID card).
Please contact the Public Protection Team on 01295 227990 or email public.protection@cherwell-dc.gov.uk if you need further information or wish to discuss any aspect of the course.