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Higher Diploma in Food Control: Level 6

Course Summary

This qualification provides the academic learning required to gain the Higher Diploma in Food Control awarded by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). Any Food Safety Officer or Environmental Technician who wishes to develop their career in Food Control Inspection, must, according to the current Food Standard Agency Code of Practice, be in possession of a Food Control qualification accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). This course is designed to prepare you for carrying out food standards sampling and inspections.

You will be eligible for this course on successful completion of the four taught modules of the Level 5 Higher Certificate Food Premises Inspection.

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 the Level 5 Higher Certificate Food Premises Inspection qualification will also be considered. Such applicants should read carefully the additional information section of this course sheet.

All final decisions and exceptions regarding entrance qualification will be made by the Head of Department and the course lead.

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 a CIEH Registered Food Safety Practitioner with both the food hygiene and food standards official controls, allowing them to carry out Food Premises and Control Inspections.

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.

Fees for Academic Year 2023/24

£1,500 ( Exam fee included )

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

You will study two taught modules at Nescot in fulfilment of the theoretical component of the CIEH Advanced Professional Certificate in Food Hygiene and Standards Control (APC) and the Higher Certificate in Food Control.

Once these modules have been successfully completed, you will need to complete the CIEH *(CDP) Competency Development Portfolio of relevant field practice. You will then be required to pass a professional discussion with examiners from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). This normally takes six months to one further year. On completion you will be awarded your professional food control certificate or the APC by the CIEH.

Download further details of the course here - Programme Specification.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website - Technical qualifications


For more information, please contact: Alice Bimpong, email: abimpong@nescot.ac.uk

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College course information sheet describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS

Last updated: 16/08/23

Overview

  • Course Code:

    FC6299

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Award:

    Higher Diploma in Food Control

  • Awarded by:

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

  • Course length:

    15 weeks ( 7 hours per week )

  • Start date:

    September 2024
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  • Course Code:

    FC6299

  • Study type:

    Part Time

  • Award:

    Higher Diploma in Food Control

  • Awarded by:

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

  • Course length:

    15 weeks ( 7 hours per week )

  • Start date:

    September 2024

You will be eligible for this course on successful completion of the four taught modules of the Level 5 Higher Certificate Food Premises Inspection.

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 the Level 5 Higher Certificate Food Premises Inspection qualification will also be considered. Such applicants should read carefully the additional information section of this course sheet.

All final decisions and exceptions regarding entrance qualification will be made by the Head of Department and the course lead.

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 a CIEH Registered Food Safety Practitioner with both the food hygiene and food standards official controls, allowing them to carry out Food Premises and Control Inspections.

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.

Fees for Academic Year 2023/24

£1,500 ( Exam fee included )

Concession: NO
Government Subsidised: NO
Student Loan Available: NO

Please note: Fees are for 2023/24 entry and apply to students eligible for home fee status. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.

You will study two taught modules at Nescot in fulfilment of the theoretical component of the CIEH Advanced Professional Certificate in Food Hygiene and Standards Control (APC) and the Higher Certificate in Food Control.

Once these modules have been successfully completed, you will need to complete the CIEH *(CDP) Competency Development Portfolio of relevant field practice. You will then be required to pass a professional discussion with examiners from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). This normally takes six months to one further year. On completion you will be awarded your professional food control certificate or the APC by the CIEH.

Download further details of the course here - Programme Specification.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health website - Technical qualifications


For more information, please contact: Alice Bimpong, email: abimpong@nescot.ac.uk

Disclaimer:

This Nescot College course information sheet describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2023. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS

Last updated: 16/08/23

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