REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene @ SCQF Level 8

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This course will be delivered over 5 days. The final exam will take place on campus – dats to be confirmed.

This is an SCQF level 8 course.

Course suitable for:

  • Senior Managers in food manufacturing and catering businesses
  • Quality Managers
  • Head Chefs
  • Production managers

Overall Objectives of the course

To provide candidates with sufficient knowledge to enable them to:

  • improve the standards and safety of their operation
  • reduce the risk of food poisoning and food complaints
  • identify hazards and instigate suitable controls, monitoring and corrective action
  • interpret the requirements of food legislation
  • successfully complete the Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene examinations.

For limited time only, we are offering 20% discount on this course. Was £465pp, NOW ONLY £372pp

Course code



Dumfries and Stranraer Campus


Course delivered over 5 days, 09:00 – 16:30, plus written and oral exam.
Additional time will be spend between sessions completing assignments and course activities.



Entry Requirements

A current REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or equivalent is required.

Course Content

On this intensive course, the following modules will be covered:

  • General Introduction
  • Bacteriology
  • Bacterial Food Poisoning
  • Food Borne Infections
  • Non- Bacterial Food Poisoning
  • Food contamination and its prevention
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food storage and temperature control
  • Food Preservation
  • Design, Construction and maintenance of food premises, equipment and utensils
  • Pest control
  • Food Safety Management
  • Hazard Analysis critical control point
  • The training and Education of Food Handlers
  • Legislation


Throughout the course candidates must successfully complete 4 assignments. Canddiates will then be put forward for the REHIS examination, which consists of a 3 hour written paper and an oral question and answer session.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics: (hyperlink to the definitions)

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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