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Food safety training

Our food safety qualifications are awarded by the Highfield Awarding Body of Compliance (HABC).

We run the following accredited courses:

  • Level 1 award - food safety awareness in catering
  • Level 2 award - food safety in catering
  • Level 2 award - food safety in catering refresher
  • Level 2 award - health and safety in the workplace

Current courses

Please note: photo identification is required for all candidates on the course day.


  • Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020
  • Tuesday 7 July 2020
  • Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Tuesday 17 November 2020


  • Wycombe area resident: £74
  • Non-Wycombe area resident: £84

Includes exam fees, training materials and refreshments. Lunch is not provided.




  • Wycombe area resident/business: £41
  • Non-Wycombe area resident/business: £51

Includes exam fees, training materials and refreshments. Lunch is not provided.




Course details


For more about the content of these courses and a copy of the syllabus see Highfield
Qualifications (external website).


The courses are usually held at the council offices in Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe. Other locations are sometimes used and training for more than ten people can be provided at your workplace.


The costs outlined above include exam fees, training materials and refreshments. Lunch is not provided. An extra £10 per delegate is added if a business or residence is outside of the Wycombe area.

Number of attendees

The courses in the council offices run for between three and 16 people. If you want to hold the course at a different location, a minimum fee equivalent to ten delegates is charged.

How to pay for a course

The easier way to book onto our courses is to pay online following the completion of our booking forms (see above).

You may also be able to pay:

  • by phone with a credit or debit card
  • by post sending a cheque  (made payable to Buckinghamshire Council) with your course booking form
  • at our offices by cheque (made payable to Buckinghamshire Council) or card

Note: unfortunately we cannot accept cash.

Cancellations and transfers

If you are unable to attend, please contact us to substitute another person or to transfer to another course at least 48 hours before the course. If you cancel less than ten working days before the course, your payment will not be refunded.