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Consultancy and Training in Food Hygiene and Safety.

HRD Services and associates offer expert advice and consultancy in food hygiene and safety matters:


Martin McAfee/HRD Services specialise in hospitality, travel and tourism and catering related subjects. Collectively, Martin and his associates have over 60 years experience in training, assessing and teaching. We offer a broad range of food safety and hygiene courses from level 2 up to level 4 through RSPH The Royal Society for Public Health and Edexcel BTEC. You can choose from classroom, online and workbased learning, delivered and assessed from our centre in Belfast Northern Ireland. Classroom teaching and learning occurs in the traditional sense, where participants enjoy interaction with the trainer and other candidates in the training room. Workbased learning is where we come to visit you at your premises, this can be anywhere in the island of Ireland. Alternatively, you can study at your own pace using our state-of-the-art learning management system.

The learning management system can be viewed here at www.hrds.org.uk


HRD Services offer level 2 food safety in catering or basic food hygiene courses in Antrim, Belfast and throughout the island of Ireland. Similarly, level 2 haccp qualifications are available at foundation and certificate level. Supervisors and managers can study at level 3 and 4 on the Supervising Food Safety in Catering, level 3 Haccp for Food Safety in Manufacturing, also covering the retail sector. The Edexcel BTEC level 4 Managing Food Safety in Catering is an ideal qualification for managers responsible for coordinating and controlling food safety management systems and procedures. HRD Services is an accredited centre with CIEH, Qualifications Network and Pearson BTEC for food safety/hygiene and health and safety qualifications on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework). For more information on our consultancy and training services, please visit the food safety/health and safety development pages on this site. HRD Services is based in the centre of Antrim, and we are one of the leading providers of food hygiene certificates throughout the island of Ireland.