Environmental Health Training
How we provide this service
Environmental Health training is supported by Environmental Services.
South Holland District Council Environmental Health section is a registered training centre for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and runs the Level 2 Certificate in Catering/Retailing (formerly called the Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene course), Level 3 Certificate in Food Hygiene (formerly called the Intermediate Certificate in Food Safety) and Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace course and the course at the council's offices. Details of the types of course on offer are given below.
Level 2 Certificate in Catering/Retailing
By law, all food handlers must receive adequate supervision, instruction and/or training in food hygiene for the work that they do.
The subjects covered include:
- Food poisoning and prevention: Where it comes from and how it gets into our food;
- Food safety management systems;
- The law: A brief summary of food law and how it affects you.
Level 3 Certificate in Food Hygiene
It is essential that all supervisory and management staff who work in the food business are familiar with the practical elements of controlling food hygiene in the workplace. Qualified supervision will help to ensure high food hygiene standards and minimise the risk of food poisoning outbreaks.
The subjects include:
- Physical contamination of food and its prevention
- Food storage and temperature control
- Design and construction of food premises and equipment
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Supervisory management
Length of Courses
The Level 2 Certificate in Catering/Retailing course is held one night per week over three weeks, and on the last evening there is a short examination.
The Level 3 Certificate in Food Hygiene is held one night per week over eight weeks, and on the last evening there is an examination.
Information on other training courses and providers can be found using the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Course Finder.
A Career in environmental health
Environmental health officers make sure that people's living and working surroundings are safe, healthy and hygienic, further information is available at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health at http://www.ehcareers.org/
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