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Food hygiene training

Level 2 food safety in catering

Training is an essential part of good food hygiene practice and is a legal requirement for all food handlers. Slough Borough Council run the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) Level 2 award in food safety in catering course every two months, or when needed, at the Council's offices. To book, contact the food health and safety team.

The course is designed for all food handlers, managers and food business owners, or individuals who want to learn about good food hygiene.

CIEH qualifications are widely recognised within the industry and by food safety professionals. The CIEH is recognised for their high standards. They are a professional body who set standards, accredited courses and qualifications.

Aims and objectives

The overall aim is to develop understanding of the basic principles of food hygiene and safety in the catering industry.

The course covers showing compliance with the law and major aspects of food hygiene:

  • simple microbiology, toxins, spores, growth and death
  • common food hazards
  • personal hygiene rules
  • preventing food contamination
  • managing food safety hazards
  • food poisoning, symptoms and causes
  • cleaning and disinfection
  • legal obligations including any recent or upcoming changes in the law
  • pest control
  • effective temperature control of food.

A short multiple choice test is held at the end of the course. Certificates are awarded to those who successfully complete the course and test. Tests are available in a range of languages such as Urdu and Polish. Photo ID must be brought on the day of the course to confirm your identity.


The course costs £67 per person and includes training materials, a course handbook and the cost of the test. If you have several people who require training, we can provide bespoke courses for you at your convenience. Please contact the food and safety team for further information.

Contact Food and Safety

Email is the preferred method of contact. The team aim to respond within one working day.

Contact the food and safety team