REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene SCQF Level 7

Course code D620

What is special about this course?

The REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Course (SCQF level 7) is a recognised qualification throughout the UK. Aimed at supervisors or managers, this qualification will enable you to manage staff who are producing food for sale, ensuring your business meets the appropriate food safety legislation.

Special features

  • Offered over two weeks 
  • Revision time built in to the timetable
  • Delivered locally and face to face

Entry requirements

  • You should be in the hospitality industry and already employed or seeking employment as a supervisor or manager, but without a recognised food hygiene qualification
  • Eligible applicants who have already gained the REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene (SCQF level 5) or equivalent will be suited to this course

Year 1 - SCQF level 7

You will study the following core modules:

  • Bacteriology
  • Bacterial food poisoning and food borne infection
  • Non-bacterial food poisoning
  • Food contamination, food preservation
  • Personal hygiene, the working environment, cleaning and disinfection
  • Food storage and temperature control, common pests, HACCAP, supervisory management, legislation

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will study this course by way of face-to-face lectures

How long will my course last?

  • Part-time (structured): 30 hours (2 weeks @ 15 hours per week)

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?

  • North, West and Hebrides - Stornoway campus

Start date

  • November
  • February


For information on costs of this course please contact the campus where you wish to study.


UHI has a number of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and discretionary fund opportunities available to new and current students. Please use the A-Z of funds or use the filter to see which ones may be relevant to you. All students are welcome to apply.

Further information on funding your studies is also available, please see the attached link or contact the relevant UHI partner.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Hospitality
  • Food manufacturing
  • Food retail

Can I progress into further study?

You may wish to progress onto the REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene Course (SCQF level 8).

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene SCQF Level 7

I want to start in Nov 2023 or Feb 2024

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands. We operate a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.