Media Release: Top marks for food hygiene with SCE Enterprise

THE Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) has awarded a credit pass to 62.5 per cent of course participants at SCE Enterprise on the Intermediate Food Hygiene Course compared to a national average of 12 per cent credit pass rate.

Says a spokesperson: “The course provides an understanding of the relationship between food hygiene, food poisoning and food spoilage, the socio-economic costs of poor food hygiene and the role hazard analysis in ensuring food safety.”

Graham Walker, REHIS director of Training, said: “I would like to congratulate the College, the REHIS presenters and the course candidates involved in achieving this credit pass rate in the REHIS Intermediate Food Hygiene Course. Candidates must get 80 per cent or over in the written examination and to achieve five credit passes in one exam is rare.”

The spokesperson added: “With new and tougher health and safety penalties for businesses, training has never been more necessary. SCE Enterprise (SCEE) offers a broad range of courses to provide a solid foundation in hazard identification and the management of health and safety issues.

“The course participants from local food related businesses are well aware of SCE Enterprises’s excellent track record as a a professional trainer in food hygiene.”

Shuan Marley, head of Business Development at SCE Enterprise, said:

“We are delighted at the high standard of qualifications achieved by those trained at SCE Enterprise. Our courses continue to be popular with local employers and recent courses have reached their full quota of participants. Even in times of economic downturn, employers understand that food hygiene standards must be maintained and view this training as essential.”

The Intermediate Food Hygiene Course consists of tutor-led sessions with focused discussion of theoretical perspectives as applied to the work place. Video materials and group activities are used as appropriate.  It lasts for four days and the next course starts in June 2010. Elementary courses are also available. For more information, telephone 0131 535 4800 or e mail

Notes to Editors

SCE Enterprise designs and delivers training and development programmes for a wide variety of businesses and organisations across Scotland and throughout the UK.

Stevenson College Edinburgh celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2010. When the college opened in 1970 at the Sighthill Campus it had 3,000 students. Today, it is one of the largest colleges in Scotland with over 18,000 students, of which nearly 3,500 are full-time (2008/09 academic year) and over are 1,000 EU and international students.


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