Shropshire Council

Food safety training

Food business operators must ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene, in line with their work activity, to enable them to handle food safely.

The person responsible for developing and maintaining the business's food safety management procedures must have received adequate training to enable them to do this.

In the UK food handlers don't have to hold a food hygiene certificate to prepare or sell food, although many food businesses will prefer that they do. The necessary skills may be obtained through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience. Food handlers who are not sufficiently trained may not be aware of the risks associated with handling/preparing food and lack of training will have an impact on the score that food premises can receive under the national food hygiene rating system.

We provide RSPH level 2 food hygiene courses. The course provides:

  • An introduction to food safety and law
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Contamination hazards and control
  • Food poisoning
  • Food safety management
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and control
  • Cleaning and disinfection

Course lasts a whole day (from 9am – 5pm) and involves presentation, informative DVD’s and interactive sessions. There is an assessment at the end of the day to test your knowledge. To pass the course, a minimum score must be achieved. All successful candidates will receive a certificate.




  • 07 January 2019 – Ludlow Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • 08 April 2019 – Wenlock Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • 12 July 2019 – Wenlock Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury
  • 04 November 2019 – Wenlock Room, Shirehall, Shrewsbury

Group bookings are also available. These can be customised to your requirements and location. Please contact us for further details.  

Booking information

To make a booking please call 0345 678 9067 or email

Courses are dependent on sufficient numbers of delegates to ensure that the course is viable. If the minimum number of delegates is not reached five working days prior to the training, the course will be cancelled and you'll receive a full refund or transfer to the next available training date. If you cancel a booking within ten working days of the training date the full course fee of £51 will be charged.