Any Environmental Health Assistant or Technician who wishes to develop their career in Food Premises Inspection, must, according to the current Food Standard Agency Code of Practice, be in possession of an Ordinary or Higher Certificate in Food Premises Inspection awarded by the Environmental Health Registration Board. This course is designed to prepare you for the examinations for this Higher Certificate.
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Daytime course, 7 hours per week for 30 weeks. The course runs between September and May. The next course starts on Thursday September 13, 2018.
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You will study four taught units at Nescot as the first part of this qualification. Once these have been successfully completed, you will then be required to pass a professional interview with examiners from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and to complete a logbook of relevant field practice. This normally takes at least one further year.
Fees for 2018/19 are £2,100. The course is not eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
Please note: Fees are for 2018/19 for home and EU students of all ages. No concessions apply.
Applicants must have HND/BSc Honours QAA FHEQ Level 4 in a related discipline. Applicants for this course should be employed and supported by a Local Authority Environmental Health Department. In exceptional circumstances, applicants not in such employment but with significant experience in catering or food manufacture, holding a relevant QAA FHEQ Level 4/5 qualification may also be considered. Such applicants should read carefully the additional information section of this course sheet.
Overseas students need a minimum IELTs score of 6.5 to show competence in all four assessed areas.
Students successfully completing the full qualification will become EHRB-qualified Inspectors, allowing them to carry out inspection of Food Premises.
Students wishing to advance their career further may be able to use either the full qualification or the academic part of the qualification for credit exemption or advanced entry to degree courses which lead to Environmental Health Officer status.
Additional information for applicants not working for a Local Authority Environmental Health Department
Please be aware that the course offered at Nescot is the academic component of the route to becoming an Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB)-qualified Inspector. You will need to register independently with the EHRB (cost approx £300) and once you have passed your four academic units at Nescot, we will send your name to them. After this, Nescot has no further involvement in your qualification.
The CIEH will invite you for an interview and you then have to complete a logbook of inspections. These inspections must be signed off by a qualified Environmental Health Officer, thus requiring you to either gain employment in an appropriate department or to independently arrange to accompany a qualified EHO on such inspections. On successful completion of the logbook you will become eligible to receive a certificate from the EHRB stating your qualification to carry out inspections.
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