Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5

The National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme was introduced in 2008 by the Food Standards Agency and operates across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The rating scheme scores businesses from 1 to 5. In the broadest terms any business meeting the minimum standards receives a score of 3. Businesses who are operating above this and managing food hygiene risks well receive a score of 4, and any who are excelling are awarded the highest score of 5.

Many factors impact the score and even small lapses in any of the criteria can have significant effect on the rating. This course, ‘Achieving Food Hygiene Rating Level 5’, will teach you about the scheme, the scoring criteria, and how the food standards agency officers assess businesses. It will also teach you about the appeals process, the ‘Safe Food, Better Business’ management system and e-Coli.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for individuals who work in the food industry, from business owners and managers through to staff members working with foodstuffs. Anyone who comes in contact with food is suited for this course as they could impact the score you receive.

Upon completion you will understand the process and how you can achieve the highest score possible for your business.


This course is approved and certified by the CPD, which is recognised and respected in over 20 countries around the world, including the United Kingdom.

Did you know?

In 2019, the HSE reported the following:

  • 1.4 million people suffered from work-related illnesses
  • 147 workers were killed on-the-job
  • There were 550,000 workplace injuries
  • £15 billion (approx.) was spent on work-related injuries

Course Modules

Module Module Name Pass %
1 Food Hygiene Ratings – An Introduction
2 Scoring Criteria
3 Appeals
4 Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)
5 E. Coli
6 Good Hygiene Structure and Cleaning


50 minutes

Why Choose DDR Consultants

We are a provider of online health and safety training courses and accredited by leading industry organisations. For example, our courses are accredited and approved by a variety of bodies including RoSPA, IATP, CPD, iiRSM and Gatehouse Awards.

In addition to being recognised by leading organisations, we offer you the flexibility to complete our courses at a time that is convenient to you from any location with Internet access. Upon completion you will also receive a certificate stating your results.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

Price: £35