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Food Hygiene Certificate

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by Simon67, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Simon67

    Simon67 New commenter

    Possibly a bit late -

    I did mine through the Virtual College - at least I think that's what it is called. It took longer than 2 hours to do the course, then the test afterwards. Think it wsa £25. I was congratulated on passing it by the head, but no offer of money to pay for it was forthcoming...!!!
  2. jlishman2158

    jlishman2158 New commenter

    2 hours is not enough time to do Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate, 5 to 6 hours is more realistic.
    City and Guilds Virtual College have a special deal on until the end of November at £15+VAT.

  3. Level 2 is start but its not full accreditation to the national standards.
    I would suggest that you get some training, your headteacher would be very keen on this as Health and safety, risk assessments and having the right accreditation fall into the OFSTED Safeguarding category. If these are not in place your school will simply fail its inspection. The potential to do a lot of harm in food rooms should not be underestimated. The only national TDA recognised scheme is the D&T Association one, this is not for profit and run for the benefit of members and non members of the Association.
    Our courses are available for accreditation, it takes one day and last 3-5 years. We offer free training place to the school who hosts the event as long as we can get some local schools to take part and make up the group. Thus you would save £150 training costs. Most headteachers agree to the time out of school and the training when they realise the significance of child safety.
    If you'd like more information, see the health and safety section on our website or Call Kate on 01789 470007 for information about courses in your area, or to offer your school as a venue
  4. jlishman2158

    jlishman2158 New commenter

    I agree with everything said about the DATA course but Food was not on offer locally. The new teachers was undertaking his H&S training for RM and the tutor mentioned the Virtual College Food Hygiene level 2 course for the food part of the full accreditation.
    Check the DATA web-site for the Core plus the specialist areas.

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