Course Overview: Achieving a Five Star Food Rating
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) is one of the most common signs in restaurant, takeaway and café windows and is one of the best ways a customer can judge the cleanliness and quality of the establishment. This course will give learners the knowledge and skills to obtain a five-star food hygiene rating and explains why it is such an important issue for any food business regardless of industry.
This course contains in-depth knowledge on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and how inspectors calculate scores.
This training course will also address the benefits and opportunities a high food hygiene rating score can have for businesses.
This course also provides learners with key resources to help them prepare for inspection and improving their business's food hygiene.
- Who should take this course?
This course is suitable for anyone working within a food premise including hotels, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, supermarkets, hospitals and care homes.
The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is enforced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, meaning only food premises in these areas should take this training.
This course should take around 30 minutes to complete, but this depends entirely on how quickly each individual learns and absorbs the study material.
As the course is self-paced and progress is recorded throughout, learners can complete the training in stages.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
How it Works
This is a general guide to how the learning management system works.
This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post.
If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training. You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.
The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.
The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.
Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.
The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time, however the training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, depending on learning speed.
Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.