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REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene (online)

Distance/Online Learning
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type


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

What will I learn?

A food hygiene certificate is required for those working or seeking to work in the food services and handling industry. 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 practices 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.

The online food hygiene course also covers:

  • 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.

This course has no official start dates however once payment has been made you will be sent your log-in details. The final exam will take place in person at the Langside Campus.

Successful completion of this course results in a certificate from REHIS.

Entry requirements (minimum)

To complete the course, you'll need:

  • computer or laptop (no tablets or mobiles)

Jobs and further study

Beneficial for those seeking employment in the hospitality industry.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3745