Elementary Food Hygiene SCQF Level 6

Equipping learners with an understanding of basic food hygiene and safe, healthy food handing/preparation.


Why take this course?

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. This course is primarily for those who are currently employed or seeking employment in the hospitality/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 you will receive a widely recognised qualification. 

What you will experience

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

A REHIS exam will be given to candidates at the end of the course and certificates are issued by REHIS to those who are successful at a later date.

Students in chef whites in kitchen

Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon course completion, you can consider further study in food preparation and/or health and safety.


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.