Knowing how to prepare food in a safe hygienic way is very important, whether you work in the hospitality industry or simply help out at your local community group. Now, the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene course is available to study at Lews Castle College UHI – both in person at the college campus, and online.

The course helps to ensure safe hygienic practices, and is designed to provide all food handlers with knowledge and understanding of current food safety practices and legislation, and is a nationally recognised qualification in all sectors of the food and hospitality industries.

This course is primarily for those who are currently employed or seeking employment in the hospitality or catering industry, whether professionally or on a voluntary basis. It is designed to give each student an in-depth understanding of safe, healthy food handling and preparation. On successful completion of the course, students will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Throughout the course students will cover key aspects of food hygiene, focusing on a range of topics - from delivery from business premises to preparation and storage. Students will also focus on personal hygiene, correct refrigeration temperatures, correct cooking temperatures, and appropriate storage facilities.

Areas of study include:

  • Bacteria and their characteristics
  • Personal hygiene and working habits
  • Food poisoning and its prevention
  • The working environment
  • Common food pests and their control Cleaning practices

  • Food safety legislation


The online study mode is flexible, but will be completed within an agreed time. For specific information about the course content, visit or contact admissions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01851 770 202