REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene

Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland – Elementary Food Hygiene Course

  • Do you work or volunteer as a Food Handler? Do you handle food as part of work or volunteering?
  • Are you looking for work and want to improve your CV?
  • Have you already achieved the Elementary Food Hygiene certificate but need a refresher?

Do your official REHIS Food Hygiene training with Edinburgh Community Food

REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course which provides training in the principles and practice of good food hygiene. Our highly qualified team of friendly and approachable trainers have wide experience of delivering REHIS Food Hygiene training to people from many backgrounds and of all levels of experience. This interesting and useful course is designed for all food handlers working in all aspects of the food industry, including: catering/licensed trade, food production and processing industries, restaurants & cafés and for those in caring and voluntary situations involving food preparation or handling. It is also highly relevant for anyone who cooks at home!


Places on our courses are competitively priced at £55 per person, including course materials, a certificate on successful completion of the course and – if necessary – one resit.

We can also come to your venue to deliver to your staff, volunteers and service users. Please get in touch for more information.

What do you get out of it?

  • Learn skills for the workplace and the home – prepare food safely and confidently!
  • Interested in getting into catering? – Improve your CV and add to your skill set
  • Satisfy legal requirements in the workplace
  • Ensure the safety of your customers & service users

Who is it suitable for?

The course is open to everyone and is suitable for all those whose work or volunteering involves the handling or preparation of food.

A good level of language comprehension is required. People with any learning difficulties or literacy issues can get extra help by arrangement. Course materials and exam papers are available in a wide variety of languages. Please let us know in advance if you require foreign language resources.

Are you an employer? – Comply with current EU 852/2004 Regulations on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs and the new Food Hygiene (UK) Regulations 2006.

Course details:

The course takes seven hours and includes a short examination. Topics covered are:

  • Bacteria and their Characteristics
  • The Incidence of Food Poisoning and its Prevention
  • Personal Hygiene and Working Habits for the Food Handler
  • The Working Environment
  • Cleaning Practices
  • Common Food Pests and their Control
  • Food Safety Legislation


On completion of this course individuals may progress onto the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene course (suitable for supervisors) and the Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene (suitable for management and trainers).


“Very professionally done, very well presented, extremely informative.  It was an excellent course.” 

“The course was very good. We felt very welcome.  We were well-informed and any questions/queries were answered. There were open discussions/views within the group but [the trainer] also kept to time.” 

“I am happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the course I attended.  The tutor was well briefed, interesting and facilitating.  I also learned a lot, which I have been applying not only at work, but at home too.” 

“[The trainer] did a great job with his presentations.  He conducted himself in a very pleasant, friendly, humorous yet professional manner.  I would even go as far as to say it was fun ….!  I learned a great deal from the training, and can highly recommend it. The training was invaluable.” 

“The information was so well delivered.  It wasn’t scary, but provided us with sound information to keep us within safe practices.”

Event Details


Hibernian Community Foundation

Hibernian Community Foundation
Hibernian Football Stadium, South Stand, Easter Road Stadium, 12 Albion Place

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