Everyone who works with food has a responsibility for safeguarding the health of customers to ensure the food they serve or sell is safe to eat.

For quality, interactive, accredited food hygiene training look no further than your Public Health & Protection team at Welwyn Hatfield Council.  Our team of professional officers delivers both level 2 and 3 courses now accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. 

We are currently taking bookings for the following courses:

Level 2

A one day basic level course suitable for all food handlers.

Cost is £65 for residents and businesses in Welwyn Hatfield and £70 for those outside the borough.

Level 3

1 day a week delivered over 4 consecutive weeks, suitable for supervisors and managers.

Our accredited courses are delivered by practicing Environmental Health Officers and on passing the course exam we will issue you with a certificate of achievement from an accredited body.

Cost is £275 for residents and businesses in the borough and £285 for those outside the borough.

For more information contact the Regulatory Support Officer on 01707 357403


Terms and Conditions of booking Food Hygiene Courses

Registration Information

Registration information, including directions to the venue and timings, will be sent to the candidate by email or post once a booking has been made. Any candidate not receiving the registration information should contact us on 01707 357242.  Once you have received your invoice payment needs to be made in full.  Once payment has been received the booking will be confirmed.


To make payment using a debit or credit card please call our automated payment line on 01707 357755 (press 3 and follow the instructions).

All cheques should be made payable to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and sent to Environmental Health at the address shown below.

Other methods to pay include:

  • Paypoint Card at the Post Office with cash or cheque
  • At our payment kiosk in the council office reception
  • By cash at a paypoint outlet

Please note:        

  • Payment is required prior to the start of the course.
  • If you cancel within 1 month of the course 75% of the course fee will be refunded.
  • If you cancel with 1 week of the course no refund will be available (unless in exceptional circumstance and with agreement by the Council)
  • Also if you fail to attend the course without notification, it will result in loss of the course fee.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to sit the examination where the programme fee has not been paid.

The price of this course includes a full colour illustrated handbook, Q&A book, examination fee and laminated certificate.

Alterations / Cancellations of Courses by Welwyn Hatfield Council

It may be necessary for Welwyn Hatfield Council to change the content and timing of a course, the trainer, the date or the venue. In the unlikely event of the course being cancelled by Welwyn Hatfield Council, a full refund will be made unless the delegate transfers his or her booking to an alternative date/city for the course. For all bookings, the liability of Welwyn Hatfield Council shall be limited to the amount of the fee actually paid to Welwyn Hatfield Council by the delegate. For this reason delegates are encouraged to not to book travel or accommodation more than two weeks prior to any course date.

Candidate requirements

Candidates are requested to bring a form of ID to the course; either a valid passport or a photographic driving licence. Unfortunately without any form of ID, candidates will not be allowed to sit the exam at the end of the day. If these documents are not available, please contact Environmental Health at your earliest convenience.