Online Food Hygiene Certificate

Food Hygiene Certificate from The Virtual CollegeA couple of weeks ago I was offered the chance to study for an online food hygiene certicate by the Virtual College. Completion of the course and test qualifies for a level 2 (basic level) qualification and certificate.

I found the course content good, simple to understand, and to use. Whilst I already new most of the content from my past jobs and sausage making antics, it was good to sit down and draw all the loose threads together.

I have to say I was somewhat surprised by the qualifying test though; the questions had mainly common sense answers that you wouldn't need to do the course to get right. I expected far more technical questions about the different pathogens etc. I have since checked with my local Environmental Health Department, and this is common to all courses whether online or in a classroom setting, so cannot be classed as a fault.

All in all this seems like an excellent option for people who find it difficult to find time to be out of the workplace in the daytime - farmers with farm-shops, publicans etc - and it offers a low cost (it's only £25) solution to meeting the necessary legal requirements of running a food business.


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There are two comments

John Byrne

Phil,
Is this cert recognised outside England??
John

John Byrne, (Email ) - 27-03-’09 19:53
Phil

Sorry John, I don’t know.

Phil

Phil, (Email ) - 28-03-’09 12:27

I'm somewhat incapacitated at present so replies may take some time. Please post urgent enquiries at the www.sausagemaking.org forum.

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