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Improving your Food Hygiene Rating

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If the food hygiene rating scheme (FHRS) applies to your food business or a business you work for, then this course will help you to understand more about this scheme. You will also learn what environmental health officers (EHOs) will look for during an inspection. This course applies to food businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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All about this Improving your Food Hygiene Rating Course

In this course, you will consider some statistics relating to the food hygiene scheme (FHRS) and you will explore the FHRS, inspections and the FHRS scoring system in further detail.

You will also learn about food business operators (FBOs) that come under the FHRS and those that are exempt. You will also explore the consequences an FBO could face if they have a poor food hygiene rating and the benefits of having a good rating.

Environmental Health officer Approved Course

You will cover all of the areas that a EHO will focus on during a food hygiene rating inspection, so you can ensure you meet all the standards required.

You will also learn what happens before, during and after a food hygiene rating inspection and what environmental health officers (EHOs) look for and the areas covered. You will also learn about appeals and the right to reply and re-visit if a food business operator receives a lower rating. You will also look at where you can find guidance on the food hygiene rating scheme and how self-inspection can help improve a business’s rating.

You will also look at food handling, preparation, storage, transportation, handwashing and personal hygiene, food hygiene and safety, structure, cleaning and food safety management and how these areas contribute to the total score and overall food hygiene rating.

Included in this course is a free downloadable self-inspection checklist.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

Institute of Hospitality approved

This course has been independently reviewed and accredited by the Institute of Hospitality. The IoH is the world’s largest body for people working in hospitality professions and globally recognised as a mark of quality. As an Institute of Hospitality accredited course, you can be sure that the materials covered are detailed and highly useful for anyone working in the hospitality and leisure industries.

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  • Fully CPD registered
  • Suitable for food business operators
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme – In the first unit of the course, you will explore statistics on food hygiene ratings in the UK, what the food hygiene rating scheme (FHRS) is and where it applies. You will also look at the relevant laws that apply to food business operators (FBOs).
  • Unit 2 – Before, During and After an Inspection – In this unit you will explore how you can register your food business and the powers of an EHO. You will also learn how you can prepare for an inspection and what to do when the EHO arrives and after.
  • Unit 3 – Food Hygiene and Safety – In this unit you will consider food hygiene and safety procedures that you need to carry out in order to achieve a good food hygiene rating. You will also look at what you shouldn’t do.
  • Unit 4 – Structure and Cleaning – In this unit you will cover the structure of the premises, equipment, cleanliness, maintenance, layout, facilities, pest control and waste management and how to ensure you comply with each one.
  • Unit 5 – Food Safety Management – In the final unit of the course, you will look at prerequisites, food safety management procedures/systems, HACCP, records, staff training and other management areas. You will also consider poor practices that may result in a poor score.

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Work through your course

Each course is broken down into manageable sections. Work through these at your own pace and learn about each of the topics in the course. We use images, written information, diagrams and other resources to help you get to grips with the content with no hassle.

Our courses are all designed to allow progress without any assistance but our support staff can be contacted if you do need us.

Complete the final quiz

Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

Get your certificate

As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

A digitally printed and hard backed version of your certificate is sent out to you via first class post the day after you pass.

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Improving your Food Hygiene Rating course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Improving your Food Hygiene Rating course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Improving your Food Hygiene Rating course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

Improving your Food Hygiene Rating
Improving your Food Hygiene Rating
£20 + VAT