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AmyJ
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As the title says really - I've noticed that a lot of bar & catering places require a basic food hygiene certificate before you can even think about applying for the job, so I was wondering how to go about getting one? Will I need to go on a short full-time course, or some training days?

I found this online but I'm sceptical about it, mainly because I fail to see how you can learn any standard of official food hygiene without actually dealing with food :confused:

http://www.train4food.co.uk/

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SuicideCommando
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I've got a food hygiene certificate. If I was you, I'd go to your local community centre and register for it there.
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Would your school/college not do it?
In our school they offered it to us in year 10 or 11 and it was really quuuite easy, if i remember rightly it cost about £15. Otherwise, council/community centre will do itttt
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(Original post by samanthaslough)
Would your school/college not do it?
In our school they offered it to us in year 10 or 11 and it was really quuuite easy, if i remember rightly it cost about £15. Otherwise, council/community centre will do itttt

Nah, I'm in Year 13, I don't think my college run those sort of certified training/prep courses. I'll try council organisations though, thanks
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I got mine from my local catering college - It's a day course. Easy as.
They run them every month and it was free (due to being 18 or under)
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Our school school had them for hospitality students. It's a one day thing. 9-4 I think.

But my parents also own restaurants so along with others they get offered a version every year with chinese reps to help them understand. I think it was costly to them though!
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Easy - follow this link - http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/qualificat...067EF531138C1C to find your local centre who offer the Royal society for public health - foundation certificate in food hygiene course
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I checked out the CIEH website. They give lists of companies who provide food safety training. I also went on gum tree etc. I eventually got a food safety level 2 for £49 with a company called kitchentonic and got my CIEH level 2 for £49. My understanding is if you work in a restaurant etc it has to be renewed every 3 yrs
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I have a Level 2 food safety and hygiene certificate that I took online! I got it from the High Speed Training website for £20. All their courses are officially certified, match the CIEH/RSPH syllabus and are approved by environmental health so there’s no reason that the certificate won’t be accepted by all food/drink businesses (I know cos I rang up to check!)

You get a certificate in the post with the accreditations listed on it too – I work in a pub and we all had to do one of these courses so that we didn’t get told off/shut down by the food standards people! They need to see that everyone knows the appropriate food safety and DO accept online certificates as proof of this…

The course I did was for catering but they do retail and manufacturing food safety too – I guess it depends what kind of food/drink place you work for!

Anyway this is the link to the certificate I have, I definitely recommend it! http://highspeedtraining.co.uk/food-safety/training/level2-food-hygiene-safety-catering.aspx
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Right this Level 2 certificate, what is it equivalent to? Like a functional skills exam or a GCSE?
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Sorry for reviving a very old thread but was just wondering if anyone who has done this knows whether getting a course with City & Guilds credit is worth it?

There seems to be loads of sites doing them.
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. I recommend online health and safety.co.uk
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for Online Safety Courses recommendation, here are great training courses at online health and safety

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If you are looking to do one online, I can recommend this one that I did through my school:

https://www.clsolutions.co.uk/produc...ctive-english/

EDIT: They offer food hygiene levels one and two (I went straight into level two)
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Hi,Just a quick one.Since it's been like 5 years on now, do you still recommend a HighSpeed Training Course/Cert? (I'm interested).Thank you
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