NHS Forth Valley Community Dietitians and Community Food Development Workers offer a range of free training courses to local staff, volunteers and community members in Forth Valley. Some of the courses are REHIS accredited.
If you require further information about any training or events please email Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement Team :firstname.lastname@example.org
New Online Food Safety Modules
If you are from a community group that is offering food deliveries or an emergency COVID-19 group set up to deliver shopping and medicine to those self isolating, shielding or the more vulnerable members of your community – these food safety modules may be useful to train staff and volunteers around the key food safety, personal and hand hygiene messages. The modules have quizzes attached so once individuals have worked their way through them, they can test their learning with a multiple choice quiz. There are also downloadable posters and resources that can be printed off and displayed in kitchen, packing or entrance areas to remind staff, volunteers and visitors of the importance of hand hygiene and social (physical) distancing.
Food Safety Modules
- Module 1 – Introduction to Food Safety Modules
- Module 2 – Hand and Personal Hygiene
Handwashing Poster – This poster should be printed off in colour and displayed in a prominent position such as above a kitchen sink or in a toilet area.
- Module 3 – Storing and Delivering Food in the Community
- Module 4 – 4 C’s of Food Safety
5 key’s to Food Safety – World Health Organization – This poster should be printed off in colour and displayed in a prominent position such as in a kitchen or food preparation area.
- Module 5 – Allergens
- Module 6 – COVID-19 Specific Advice
- Module 7 – Shopping and Delivering Groceries during COVID-19
Quizzes – Question and Answer Sheets
Test your knowledge with these quizzes – they are best used in conjunction with the training modules above.
Cooking with Groups – Train the Trainer
Community Food Development Workers are offering a course for staff wishing to deliver cooking activities within groups in the community. The course covers key cooking skills and information on how to set up or run a cooking group, session planning, risk management, resources available, equipment required, evaluation, funding and hands on cooking.
Elementary Cooking Skills (REHIS)
Community Food Development and REHIS have been working in partnership to develop new accredited elementary cooking skills courses. This course offers a certificate in basic cooking skills and is aimed at people who have limited cooking skills and where a qualification would be useful for education or employment opportunities.
Elementary Food and Health Nutrition Course (REHIS)
These Food and Health courses are suitable for those who are involved in food activities, who are providing information on food to others and those who are preparing or organising food in community cafes or cooking groups. This is a six hour course covering key nutrition messages.
How to access food hygiene training
Forth Valley College:
- Forth Valley College deliver a range of Hospitality Courses including the Food Hygiene courses below:
REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene – This certificate is a practical course designed to give individuals a basic knowledge and understanding of the causes of food poisoning, measures for prevention and the legal aspects of food hygiene in Scotland.
This is a 1 day course and costs £60 per person.
REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene – This course provides a detailed understanding of food hygiene. It is suited to individuals who are already working in hospitality or catering who have existing skills and knowledge of food hygiene practices.
This is an evening course and costs £265 per person.
REHIS Training Centre:
NHS Forth Valley Community Food Development Workers:
Our Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement Team can signpost or on occasions fund and deliver REHIS courses.
Funding is Available
There is funding available that individuals can apply for, you could receive up to £200 towards a single course or training episode per year. Find out if you qualify for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) Funding at My World of Work.