REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Refresher Course


The REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Refresher Course is designed principally for those who already hold an Elementary Food Hygiene qualification that is 3 to 5 years old. The aim of this course is to refresh and test the knowledge of food hygiene at Elementary Level.

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DG Training accepts ITA funding for many of THEIR COURSES AND TRAINING PACKAGES

What are Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)?

A Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) is money for you to put towards the costs of employability-focussed learning or training.

What can they be used for?

Eligible applicants could receive up to £200 towards a single training course. There are loads of course geared towards helping you get a job or progress in your career. Many of DG Training’s Courses and Training Packages are approved for ITA funding.

Who are They For?

You could be eligible for an ITA if you are:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Living in Scotland
  • Currently in, or actively seeking work
  • Not undertaking training through the Employability Fund
  • Not undertaking a Foundation, Modern or Graduate Level Apprenticeship
  • Not participating in the Community Jobs Scotland programme
  • In receipt of an income of £22,000 per year or less, or are on certain benefits

How to apply for an ITA with DG Training

  1. Click on the link
  2. Browse through our approved courses and packages to find one that is right for you
  3. Click on the Apply for Funding button
  4. Complete the online application form
  5. We will contact you with further details



Guided Learning Hours

A minimum of 31/2 guided learning hours are required for this course.

Form of Assessment

Candidates must complete the REHIS Refresher Course Workbook during the course.  Candidates must gain a minimum of 60% in order to receive a certificate.  Candidates who score 60% or below, will not be awarded a certificate and will be advised to do the full course again.


This course takes a workbook-led approach using a combination of training techniques.

There is no set syllabus, however the course will cover:

  • Bacteria and their Characteristics
  • The Incidence of Food Poisoning and its Prevention
  • Personal Hygiene and Working Habits of the Food Handler
  • The Working Environment
  • Cleaning Practices
  • Common Food Pests and their Control
  • Food Legislation