Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

This course will provide you with an understanding of what food ratings are the and the importance of them in the food industry. It will touch on what factors affect the outcomes of the inspections are ratings received. It also discusses the effects of a poor hygiene rating on a business and consequences of non-compliance. It will break down each rating level and what is required of the company to achieve each stage.

Poor hygiene within a company can result in those consuming food to become severely ill. There are some cases of food poisoning which have been fatal.

Approved by IOSH & CPD - Duration 50 mins* - £35.00

Aims of the Course

By the end of the course, you will be able to;

  • Understand the law and legal requirements which back up the food hygiene rating
  • Understand what factors contribute to a poor hygiene rating
  • Understand the health effects on persons who contract food poisoning
  • Understand what actions can be taken to improve the hygiene rating
  • Learn about the appeals process and how to apply for re-inspection

Who should take this course

This course is suitable for anyone whose job role requires them to work with a company that prepares food for consumption. This could include restaurants, café’s, pop-up food stalls etc.

No previous knowledge or experience is needed to complete this course.

Course Content

Module Module Description
1 Food Hygiene Ratings - An Introduction
2 Scoring Criteria
3 Appeals
4 Safe Foods Better Business (SFBB)
5 E Coli
6 Good Hygiene Structure and Cleaning



Each module will have a set of questions you must answer correctly in order to successfully finish that module.

You will be asked 30 multiple choice questions and must achieve a pass mark of 70%. They are marked automatically as you progress so you will know whether you have passed the section before moving on to the next.


All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course, you will be sent an electronic quality assured certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

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