Food Courses for Adult Learners

Our Food Centre is the first educational institution in Britain to achieve the internationally recognised British Retail Consortium (BRC) Grade AA certification for our facilities, which include our commercial dairy, a butchery, a commercial bakery and innovation rooms. We also use our Food Centre to offer training courses to businesses, ranging from mandatory courses such as food safety and manual handling, to bespoke courses such as bakery, patisserie and yoghurt manufacture.

See available courses below, if you have any questions please contact our Commercial Development Co-ordinator Julie Bent – julieb@reaseheath.ac.uk.

Cheese Manufacturing

If you are a dairy food manufacturer or processor looking to gain an insight into the technological and commercial principles underpinning the manufacture of cheese, this would be a great course for you.

This two-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will take place in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Dairy Science, Milk Processing & CIP

Our Dairy Science, Milk Processing & CIP course will give you a good understanding of the chemistry of milk and cream in relation to processing and equipment hygiene.

This introductory course is suitable for beginners, so if you don’t have any prior experience in this area, don’t worry! You will cover processing unit operations including pasteurisation, homogenisation, separation, and filtration.

There will be two days of theory and one day of practical during this three-day course which will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will take place in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Butter Manufacturing 

Would you like to develop an understanding of butter manufacturing systems in the dairy industry?

If so, book your place on our Butter Manufacturing course today and we will help you to demonstrate knowledge of the technological and commercial principles underpinning the manufacture of high-quality butter.

You’ll be studying in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

There are no entry requirements to join this course.

CIP & Hygiene Design

Would you like to understand the stages of cleaning and the main components of a CIP system? If so, book your place on our CIP & Hygiene Design course today!

This course is particularly ideal for food manufacturers and processors and is part of a 5-course block of food science courses we are currently offering.

This half-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Food Sustainability

Would you like to understand food’s impact on the environment? If so, book your place on our Food Sustainability course today!

Food Sustainability is part of a 5-course block of food science courses we are currently offering which are ideal for food manufacturers and processors.

This half-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Environmental Impact

Would you like to be able to define and understand the environmental impact, environmental policies and waste management of food? If so, book your place on our Environmental Impact course today!

This course is ideal for food manufacturers and processors and is part of a 5-course block of food science courses we are currently offering.

This half-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Food Microbiology

Would you like to understand the types of micro-organisms and their effects? If so, book your place on our Food Microbiology course today!

This course is particularly ideal for food manufacturers and processors and is part of a 5-course block of food science courses we are currently offering.

This half-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Food Chemistry

Would you like to understand the principle chemical components and their functions? If so, book your place on our Food Chemistry course today!

This course is particularly ideal for food manufacturers and processors and is part of a 5-course block of food science courses we are currently offering.

This half-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in the Reaseheath Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Level 2 Food Safety

If you’re looking to gain a good understanding of factors effecting food safety, this one-day course is a great option for you.

There are no specific entry requirements, but the course is ideal for anyone working in catering, manufacturing or a retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

On this course you will study the following topics: Legislation, Food Safety Standards, Temperature Control, Refrigeration, Chilling and Cold Holding, Food Handling, Principles of Safe Food Storage, Cleaning Food Premises and Equipment.

Following the course, you will be assessed with a multiple-choice exam.

You’ll be studying in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre, which is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Level 3 Auditing and Inspection

If you are looking for the knowledge and practical skills needed to be able to effectively audit food safety management systems, this is the course for you.

After you have completed the course, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge of food safety systems and plan and conduct an effective audit.

This course is ideal for anyone involved in practical auditing or inspection of food premises in the workplace.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre. Our Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Level 2 HACCP

On this Level 2 HACCP course you will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to implement a HACCP plan in your workplace. You will also gain a basic knowledge of food safety systems and work within a HACCP team.

To book onto this course, you must have already completed the Level 2 Food Safety qualification.

You will be assessed on what you have learnt with a multiple-choice exam.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre. Our Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Level 2 Health & Safety

On this Level 2 Health & Safety course you will gain a basic knowledge of the key areas of health and safety in the workplace.

Once you’ve completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Work in a safe and healthy manner and contribute to improving health and safety within an organisation’s policy
  • Identify key hazards in your own workplace
  • Understand the importance of health and safety rules and working procedures
  • Report potential health and safety problems

You will be assessed on what you have learnt with a multiple-choice exam.

There are no entry requirements to book onto this course and it would be suitable for anyone requiring a basic knowledge of health and safety.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre. Our Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Level 3 Food Safety

On this Level 3 Food Safety course, you will develop an understanding of factors affecting food safety. After completing this 3-day course, you will be able to:

  • Implement and supervise food safety management systems
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and risk associated with them
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play on the control of food safety

You will be assessed on what you have learnt with a multiple-choice exam.

This three-day course will be running on:

  •  Next date TBC

The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre. Our Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

To book onto this course, you must have already completed the Level 2 Food Safety course.

Ice Cream Manufacturing 

On our one-day Ice Cream Manufacturing course, you will learn all about the technological and commercial principles underpinning the manufacture of ice cream.

There are no entry requirements to join this course – you’ll just need a keen interest in how ice cream is made!

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre. Our Food Centre is internationally renowned as a leading educational institution within the food and drink sector and has one of the best processing halls in Europe.

Level 3 HACCP 

By completing a Level 3 HACCP course, you will gain the understanding you need to be able to explain the management and implementation of HACCP-based procedures. This could be a vital skill you need either in your current or future job role. The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

To book onto this course, you must have already completed the Level 2 HACCP qualification.

Level 2 Allergen Awareness

If you are looking for a short course that can teach you the different types of allergens and their effects, book your place on our Level 2 Allergen Awareness course today!

There are no specific entry requirements to join this course but it is ideal for retailers, manufacturing operators and engineers. The course will be held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre.

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Level 2 COSHH

If you are looking for a short course which can help you identify the risk and controls available to deal with hazardous substances, book your place on our Level 2 COSHH course today!

On this one-day course, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the hazards associated with hazardous substances
  • Identify the risk and controls available to deal with hazardous substances
  • Identify what to expect from a COSSH assessment
  • Understand legal framework around substances hazardous to health

This one-day course held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre, is ideal for retailers, manufacturing operators and engineers will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Level 3 Health & Safety

Our Level 3 Health and Safety course is right for you if you’re looking to develop your knowledge of key areas of health and safety in the workplace which are significant for those in junior management roles.

Once you’ve completed the course, you will be able to:

  • Work in a safe and healthy manner and contribute to improving health and safety within an organisation’s policy
  • Identify key hazards in your own workplace
  • Understand the importance of health and safety rules and working procedures
  • Understand the role of the supervisor in managing health and safety

Following the course, you will be assessed with a multiple-choice exam.

This three-day course held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

To book onto this course, you must have already completed the Level 2 Health & Safety course.

Butchery – Basic Knife Skills

If you would like to know how to choose and maintain your knives for butchery correctly, and learn how to use them safely, our Basic Knife Skills course is for you.

On this one-day course, you will look at:

  • The range of knives available to you
  • Why butchers select their knives
  • How to maintain a sharp knife and the range of sharpening equipment
  • Safety equipment and the safe use of knives in a working environment
  • Hygiene storage and use

There are no entry requirements for this course. It would be well suited for anyone who is planning to use and maintain knives and prepare meat.

This one-day course held in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certified Food Centre will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Level 2 Risk Assessment

Would you like to learn more about risk assessments and understand the benefits of undertaking them in any environment? You can by studying a one-day Level 2 Risk Assessment course with us.

On this course, you’ll learn:

  • Why risk assessments are necessary
  • The principles of risk assessments
  • The responsibilities of employers
  • The main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health
  • The role of risk assessments in the prevention of accidents and ill-health
  • The requirements of a risk assessment
  • A process for undertaking a risk assessment and a method to evaluate risk

If this sounds like the right course for you, book your place today!

This one-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

Would you like to understand how to use business improvement techniques? Gain the skills you need with our Introduction to Lean Manufacturing course!

This course will allow you to understand how you can improve the effectiveness of a work environment and how to approach problem solving in a structured manner.

The techniques you’ll be taught can be applied to a variety of sectors from manufacturing through to office-based roles. You will be taught how to ensure that business processes are planned and executed as efficiently as possible, while identifying and minimising waste and ensuring the highest quality.

This two-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

Level 3 Risk Assessment

Would you like to develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively carry out risk assessments? If so, studying the Level 3 Risk Assessment course at Reaseheath College is for you.

Studying in our outstanding BRC Grade AA certificated Food Centre, this two-day course will allow you to:

  • Conduct risk assessments
  • Contribute to the risk assessment programmes at your workplace
  • Organise and implement a risk assessment programme where this has not already been started
  • Assist employers in meeting local requirements
  • Promote improved standards of health and safety within your organisation

This two-day course will be running on:

  • Next date TBC

To join this course, learners will need to have already completed the Level 2 Risk Assessment course.