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 £65 per delegate and a certificate is awarded if you successfully pass the exam.  

Our next available dates:

Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24 January 2024

Starting at 4pm and will finish at 7pm both evenings

Our sessions will be in-house at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood. 

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.

To express your interest and to book any spaces please contact our training coordinators who will be able to advise further.

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)

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.

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.

This course is currently on hold. Please express your interest and we will be in touch once we are able to offer this course. 

For further information, please contact our course coordinators

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 workshops that provide advice and guidance on how to correctly complete the SFBB pack. 

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

Our sessions are in-house at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood

To express your interest in this workshop please contact our training coordinators who will be able to advise further.

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.

Our training sessions for regulators are run via Microsoft Teams. 

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.

Once we have confirmed space is available on your chosen course you will receive a link to make a secure online payment.

If you are making the payment on behalf of a delegate please ensure you include the delegates name or the business name into the payment options, so we can link your booking. 

If you require an invoice please advise at the time of booking. 

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.