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Maximise your Food Hygiene Rating

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This Maximise your Food Hygiene Rating online course will help you achieve the maximum food hygiene rating, giving a positive boost for your business. This course is aimed at food managers and supervisors who want to understand more about the food hygiene rating scheme or who want to improve their rating score.

Course Duration: The course consists of 4 modules and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

In the UK, all food businesses are subject to inspections from their local authority to ensure standards of food safety & hygiene are at appropriate levels. It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene laws at all time, which includes handling food, food storage, food preparation, cleanliness and the management of food safety.  Businesses can display their rating for their customers to see and are a confidence booster for potential customers as it is snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection.

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Food Standards Agency operates a rating scheme under which food businesses are awarded a rating from 0 to 5. 

In Scotland, a similar scheme is run by Food Standards Scotland and businesses are either rated as ‘Pass’ or ‘Improvement Required.’

The course contains lots of useful links to Food Standards Agency guides and access to thorough checklists, to guide employers and staff in the right direction. It focuses on the local authority’s food hygiene inspection and the assumption is that learners will already have the appropriate level of Food Safety & Hygiene training for their role.

Course Content

Module 1 - What is the Food Hygiene Rating system?How does it work?, What is the rating scale?, Who decides the rating?, Which types of business receive ratings?, What does the food safety officer look for?, How often are inspections carried out?, Can I appeal the decision?, What does the law say?
Module 2 - Food HandlingCooking, High risk foods, Chilling, Reheating, Chilled Display, Defrosting, Freezing, Separating foods, Storage
Module 3 - The Physical EnvironmentCleanliness, Personal Hygiene, Lighting & Ventilation, Pest Control, Food equipment, Microbiological, physical, chemical & allergenic hazards
Module 4 - Business ProcessesHACCP, Staff training, Cleaning schedule, Supplier data, Storage & stock control, Traceability, Food allergen table, Visitors, Complaints

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Who should do this Maximise your Food Hygiene Rating online course?

This course is perfect for any food establishment or food vendor who is looking to gain the maximum food rating to keep their business compliant.

Aims and learning outcomes

By the end of this online course learners will:

  • Have a sound knowledge of the food hygiene rating systems and how it works 
  • Know the first element of inspection which includes how the food is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • Know the second element of inspection which is the physical condition of the business, including cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, pest control and other facilities
  • Know the third and final element of inspection which is how the business manages ways of keeping food safe, looking at processes, training and systems to ensure good hygiene is maintained


Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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