Food Hygiene Training

Everyone who works with food has a responsibility to ensure the food they serve or sell is safe to eat. We offer quality, interactive, accredited food hygiene training. Both our Level 2 and Level 3 courses are accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. 

Level 2 Course

  • one day basic level course suitable for all food handlers
  • includes full colour illustrated handbook, Q&A book, examination fee and laminated certificate
  • £65 for residents
  • £70 for businesses in Welwyn Hatfield and those outside the borough.

Level 3 Course

  • one day a week course delivered over four consecutive weeks
  • includes full colour illustrated handbook, Q&A book, examination fee and laminated certificate
  • suitable for supervisors and managers
  • delivered by practicing Environmental Health Officers
  • you will recieve a certificate of achievement from an accredited body on passing the course
  • £275 for residents and businesses in the borough
  • £285 for those outside the borough.

Book on a food hygiene training course

Contact the Regulatory Support Officer on 01707 357403 for more information or to book.


Terms and Conditions

Registration Information

Registration information, including directions to the venue and timings, will be sent to the candidate by email or post once a booking has been made.

Contact us on 01707 357242 if you do not recieve them. 

Once you have received your invoice payment needs to be made in full.  Once payment has been received the booking will be confirmed.


To make payment using a debit or credit card please call our automated payment line on 01707 357755 (press 3 and follow the instructions).

All cheques should be made payable to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and sent to Environmental Health at the address shown below.

Other methods to pay include:

  • Paypoint Card at the Post Office with cash or cheque
  • At our payment kiosk in the council office reception
  • By cash at a paypoint outlet

Please note:        

  • Payment is required before the start of the course.
  • If you cancel within 1 month of the course 75% of the course fee will be refunded.
  • If you cancel with 1 week of the course no refund will be available (unless in exceptional circumstance and with agreement by the Council)
  • If fail to attend the course without notification no refund will be available.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to sit the examination where the programme fee has not been paid.

Candidate requirements

Candidates are requested to bring a form of ID to the course:

  • either a valid passport
  • or a photographic driving licence.

Unfortunately without any form of ID, candidates will not be allowed to sit the exam at the end of the day. If these documents are not available contact us as soon as possible.

Alterations / Cancellations of Courses by Welwyn Hatfield Council

It may be necessary for us to change the content and timing of a course, the trainer, the date or the venue.

In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled by Welwyn Hatfield Council, a full refund will be made unless the delegate transfers his or her booking to an alternative date/city for the course.

For all bookings, the liability of Welwyn Hatfield Council shall be limited to the amount of the fee actually paid to Welwyn Hatfield Council by the delegate. For this reason delegates are encouraged to not to book travel or accommodation more than two weeks prior to any course date.