Shropshire Council

Food safety training

All food businesses must ensure that all food handlers receive the appropriate level of supervision, instruction and training in order for them to handle food safely. We recommend that all food handlers undertake at least a level 2 food hygiene course.

Food handlers who aren't sufficiently trained may not be aware of the risks associated with handling/preparing food, and a lack of training will have an impact on the score that food premises can receive under the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.

In addition, if you're the person responsible for developing and maintaining the business's food safety management procedures you must have received adequate training to enable you to do this.

We offer regular 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

The course lasts a whole day (from 9am – 5pm) and involves presentation, informative DVDs and interactive sessions. There's 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. Group bookings are also available. These can be customised to your requirements and location. Please contact us for further details. 

Find out more about costs, dates and terms and conditions.

Booking information

To make a booking please call 0345 678 9067 or email