REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene

The REHIS (Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland) Elementary Food Hygiene course offered at Glasgow Clyde College meets the demands of food hygiene legislation in the food handling industry.

A food hygiene certificate is required for those working in the food services and handling injury. The course covers all aspects of safe food handling to ensure participants have a high level of knowledge and understanding of the existing legislation and best practice of food handling.

It also covers the management of the working environment including cleaning practices, common pests which are found with food and how to control them, and personal hygiene of those handling the food.

This course is available to undertake on either an e-learning or classroom based programme.  The e-learning programme must be completed within 30 days of registering for the course.  The classroom based course is completed over 6 hours or one day.

Course content

  • an introduction to food hygiene, including HACCP
  • bacteria and their characteristics
  • the incidence of food poisoning and its prevention
  • personal hygiene and working habits of the food handler
  • the working environment
  • cleaning practices
  • common food pests and their control
  • food safety legislation
  • assessment

The identification of good food safety procedures and the implementation of food safety systems based on HACCP principles will be highlighted throughout the course.


Classroom based: 6 hours 

E-learning: within 30 days of registration

Start Dates:

E-learning: Flexible Start Date


£75 (includes handbook, assessment workbook and certificate upon successful completion of examination). 


Both course options are eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding. 

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