Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

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This Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5 course meets the regulations for food handlers in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD, IIRSM, Institute of Hospitality & IOSH Approved

The Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Course is tailored for those in the food and catering industry to understand FSA food safety and hygiene guidelines. It covers National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, inspector assessments, appeals, Safer Food Better Business, and practical tips to achieve the highest rating.

Good food hygiene is essential. It ensures food served to customers is safe to eat and minimises the risk of food poisoning. The Level 5 Food Hygiene course gives you an overview of the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme. It includes the scoring criteria and the assessment process by inspectors. It covers essential aspects of good hygiene structure.  You’ll also learn how to keep your kitchen clean to prevent germs like E. coli from spreading.  This course will guide you on what to do if you disagree with the food hygiene rating. 

You will understand how to use a system to keep food safe and tips to get the highest rating possible. This course is suitable for individuals and businesses in the food industry.  It includes people in the food industry, like chefs, restaurant managers, and hotel owners. It’s beneficial for business owners, managers, and supervisors too. People responsible for following food laws and keeping food safe can also enjoy this course. By taking this course, you will understand food hygiene ratings and how to achieve a high rating for a food business.



This Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5 online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Institute of Hospitality:

This is a professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors. The institute helps the managers to become the most demanded manaagers within the industry. This recognition makes this course demanding for accomodation managers, catering managers, chef, conference centre managers, event managers, fast food restaurant managers, hotel managers, public house managers, restaurant managers, retail managers and even for apprentices.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.


IOSH, or the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, is a professional body that accredits health and safety professionals and promotes safety and well-being in the workplace. As an accrediting organisation, IOSH is critical in ensuring that health and safety professionals are trained to the highest standards and adhere to best practices.

IOSH provides a range of certifications and training courses to individuals seeking to become health and safety professionals, as well as to existing professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and skills. IOSH certifications are recognised worldwide and are highly regarded in the field of occupational safety and health.
IOSH’s importance as an accrediting organisation lies in its ability to ensure that health and safety professionals meet certain standards of knowledge, skills, and expertise. This ensures that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, visitors, and the public.
Regulatory bodies and government agencies also recognise IOSH’s role in promoting workplace safety and well-being. For example, IOSH works closely with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), providing advice and guidance to help businesses comply with health and safety regulations.


• Identify Food Hygiene ratings and understand their meanings

• Define the scoring criteria and decision-making process for final scores

• State how to appeal scores

• Understand how to apply Safer Food, Better Business for legal compliance

• Prevent E. coli cross-contamination and identify types of E. coli bacteria

• Recognise good hygiene and cleaning structures for businesses



The Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Course is recommended for the following individuals and businesses:



  • Chefs

  • Baristas

  • Restaurant Managers

  • Waiting staff

  • Catering staff


  • Restaurants

  • Cafes

  • Takeaways

  • Mobile food catering

  • Bakers

  • Butchers

  • Hoteliers

The course is particularly beneficial for the following people:

  • Business owners

  • Managers

  • Supervisors

  • Other decision-makers

Module 1:  Food Hygiene Ratings – An Introduction

This module thoroughly explores the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) food hygiene rating system.

 Module 2: Scoring Criteria

This module examines the FSA’s point-scoring scheme and how the scoring system works.

Module 3: Appeals

This module explains the process of appealing your food hygiene rating and the role of the local food safety officer during the process.

Module 4: Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)

This module explores the SFBB initiative and how it helps small businesses to ensure they are complying with food hygiene regulations.

Module 5: E.Coli

In module five, we will develop our knowledge of E. coli cross-contamination and the measures that can be taken to prevent contamination.

Module 6: Good Hygiene Structure and Cleaning

This module will broaden your understanding of cleaning procedures for work surfaces and equipment, including personal hygiene best practices.

Module 7: Final Assessment

This module focuses on achieving a Level 5 Food Hygiene Rating Scheme rating. It covers various food safety and hygiene aspects, including the regulatory framework, food safety management systems, and best practices.



At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course Duration:

50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.

It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
Choose all necessary courses and follow our checkout process to pay using your Debit or Credit card.

Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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