Environmental Health offers a number of in-house food and health & safety related courses for both members of the public and other regulatory officers.

Royal Society of Public Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Hygiene

The course is suitable for food handlers in a catering or retail environment.

The course objective is to provide knowledge and understanding of:

  • The importance of food hygiene
  • The importance of good hygiene practice e.g. time and temperature control, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection etc
  • Food safety hazards and how to avoid or control them e.g. cross contamination, food poisoning
  • Legal responsibilities including food safety management systems (i.e. documented procedures)

The course costs £58 and a certificate is awarded if you successfully pass the exam.

Due to Covid-19 we are now offering this course live via Zoom. The sessions are run by one of our Environmental Health Officers with the exam at the end of the second session via an online method.

Whilst the course can be done within your own Covid secure classroom setting with your colleagues, the exam needs to be sat under exam conditions. This means each attendee needs a laptop or desktop computer where they can access their emails to sit the exam.

Our sessions start at 4pm and finish at 7pm.To express your interest and to check our next available dates please contact our training co-ordinators who will be to advise further.

Day time courses are held throughout the year on an ad-hoc basis. If you are interested in attending a day time course please get in touch.

We also run dedicated courses for businesses nominating a minimum of 10 candidates.

If you would like to book or have any queries regarding the course please contact Environmental Health on: ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk If you require special assistance, please inform us at the time of booking.

Royal Society of Public Health Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety & Hygiene (Catering)

Depending on Government guidance this course will either be held at The Civic Offices in Borehamwood or will alternatively be held via Zoom.

This course is intended for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry.

This course is designed to equip supervisors and managers with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure that their operation is conducted in a hygienic manner. It is also relevant to those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management systems.

Due to the content of this course candidates must be proficient with both the spoken and the written English language.

We are currently taking bookings for our October/November course:

 Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 October


Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 November

This course will be run over four evenings (4pm to 8pm). You must attend each session in order to complete the course. The date and time of the exam will be discussed during the course

The cost is £285 per attendee. This includes a delegate handout and a certificate is awarded if you successfully pass the exam.

For further information, to book your place or for information on future courses including day time sessions please contact Environmental Health on: ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk

Safer Food Better Business Workshop

The Food Standards Agency has developed a pack called 'Safer Food, Better Business' (SFBB) to help you comply with the law, which can be downloaded for free from the Food Standards Agency website.

The pack will save you having to produce your own system, is jargon free and easy to use. It covers cooking, cleaning, chilling, cross contamination and management procedures. 

We are running online workshops that provide advice and guidance on how to correctly complete the SFBB pack. 

Our next workshop will be:

Wednesday 27 October - 10am until 1pm.

The cost of the course is £45 inc.VAT. 

Delegates will need to have their SFBB pack to use during the workshop. If a new pack is needed, we can provide one for you at a cost of £10, but you will need to arrange to collect the pack from the Civic Offices in Borehamwood.

For more information, or to book a place contact:  ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk

Speciality workshops

Throughout the year we offer a number of workshops which are aimed at regulatory officers and also people working within the specialist fields covering both Food and Health & Safety matters.

Due to COVID-19 we are now offering our training sessions for regulators via Microsoft Teams. Allowing you to keep up with your CPD whilst restrictions are in place. If you are a regulator and would be interested in receiving information about any up-coming sessions please get in touch.

On an ad hoc basis we also run additional workshops for those working within food businesses.

Previous workshops specifically for food businesses have included: E.Coli, Allergens, How to improve your Food Hygiene Rating, Home Caterers and Handling alleged food poisoning complaints.

If you work within the food industry and would be interested in attending future workshops aimed at food businesses you can register your interest by emailing : ehtraining@hertsmere.gov.uk  we will be in touch as soon as workshops of interest become available.


All courses and workshops are priced individually. Confirmation of your bookings are made once payment is received and please note the payment is non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your booking a refund is made at the discretion of the course coordinator; however if we need to cancel a course then a full refund will be granted.