The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland is primarily concerned with the health of Scotland's people. One of the most effective ways to use scarce resources to improve public health is through education and training.
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland acts as the awarding body for a number of qualifications in Food Safety, Food and Health,Control of Infection and Occupational Health and Safety. Courses leading to REHIS® qualifications are available through over 500 REHIS® Approved Training Centres throughout Scotland. Detailed information packs are available from the REHIS® office.
Occupational Health and Safety Courses are available at four levels: Introductory, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. The Introductory course is suitable for induction training for all staff, the Elementary course is ideal for all workers, the Intermediate course is designed for supervisors and the Advanced course gives managers a firm grounding in the subject and meets the technical qualifications required to become a registered REHIS® presenter. Food Safety Courses are also available at Introductory, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The Introductory course is suitable for new staff before they progress to higher level courses, the Elementary course is designed for all food workers in the food industry, the Intermediate course is appropriate for supervisors and the Advanced course gives managers a detailed overview of food safety and meets the technical qualifications required to become a registered REHIS® presenter.
A range of HACCP courses is also available. These are available at Introduction and Intermediate levels. The Introduction is suitable for all food handlers and the Intermediate is intended for managers and supervisors. A specific course, HACCP for Caterers, is also available and is suitable for managers and supervisors in the catering and hospitality sector. A Food and Health Course is available at Elementary level. This course is designed to provide nutritional and health information to people working in a wide range of catering premises but would be suitable for anyone interested in food, health and nutrition.
Most courses are available in an International format which enables them to be provided outwith the United Kingdom.
Joint Award Programme
Where a standard REHIS® qualification is not appropriate, REHIS® will work with a partner to develop a sector or organisation specific qualification which will be certified by the Institute. Joint Awards have been agreed between REHIS® and Training Organisations and the Food Industry and cover fish processing, alginate production, food production in NHS Trust hospitals and meat product manufacture. REHIS® and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) work together and have produced SVQ units and modules which are also accredited by REHIS®. Joint REHIS®-SQA certificates are available for these awards. How do you enrol for one of the REHIS® courses?
Contact the REHIS® office for advice on which courses are being presented where and who you need to contact. How do you become a REHIS® Approved Training Centre?
Contact the REHIS® office for advice on what you need to do and we will send you an information pack on the particular courses(s) you are interested in. How do you become a REHIS® Registered Presenter?
To present any REHIS® course or part of a course you must be registered with a REHIS® Approved Training Centre. To become registered you must have a suitable and pertinent technical qualification and convince REHIS® that you are a qualified and/or experienced trainer. Contact the REHIS® office for further advice or click on the link to view or download an information leaflet - Qualifications for Communities