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CPD Short Course (One Day) ยท Approved Establishments

Course Overview

Please note: Bookings on this course are currently restricted to members of the Herts & Beds Food Liaison Group.
If you are not a member of this group and would like to attend this course, please contact us to be placed on our waiting list.
Course Description
This course will provide an introduction to the requirements that apply to food establishments that are subject to approval under Regulation (EC) 853/2004.   

This is an introductory course and will be of benefit to Food Officers who have responsibility for delivering Food Hygiene Official Controls. No prior knowledge of the topic is required. 

To provide delegates with guidance on the identification, enforcement and audit of approved establishments. 


This course will seek to:

Provide delegates with the confidence and skills to assess establishments for approval. 
Review the application and approval process.
Discuss the approach to conditional approval.
Consider practical audit and enforcement in approved establishments.

Authorised Officer Competencies

Completion of this course will assist towards demonstrating competency under the following headings of the Food Law Competency Framework –

• 4.2 – Can determine and identify hazards and risks that occur in establishments and products. Understands the principles or risk assessment related to food types; processing methods and products. 
• 4.3 – Understands relevant EU and National Food Hygiene or standards legislation and can advise on their application. Understands how to assess compliance with the requirements of EC and National food hygiene and standards legislation with further reference to the Food Law Code of Practice and Practice Guidance. 
• 4.4 – Able to determine the appropriate course of action to remedy non-compliance, including when it is appropriate to escalate enforcement action. 
• 4.6 – Understanding of the common food types and understanding of hazards associated with their use. 
10:00 – Registration
10:30 – Introduction
          - Legal Framework 
11:15 – Break
          - Scope of Approval 
          - Approval Process 
13:00 – Lunch 
          - Audit of Establishments
            - Use of aide memoires
14:45 – Break
          - Determination of Approval 
          - Enforcement
16:00 – Close
The Cost

The cost of £150 + vat (£180 inc Vat) includes:
If you have further questions, please contact us

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