Upon completion of this training, participants will:
Everyone attending the course and submitting a completed feedback form will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance.
The course is aimed at all local authority food officers (EHOs / EHPs, Technical Officers, and student EHPs). It is assumed that all attendees will have a basic level of knowledge of food business pests.
Matt O’Donnell is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, with a Masters degree in Public Health, a Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health, a Level 2 Award in Pest Management, and a Level 3 Award in Education & Training. He worked for over 15 years in a regulatory capacity within local government, dealing with food hygiene, health & safety, licensing, public health and private sector housing; leaving local government in 2022 to focus full time on his business interests. Prior to his local government career, Matt gained significant experience in the hospitality and catering industry, giving him a valuable insight to the practical operations of food businesses. Matt is Director of iX5 Environmental Services Ltd, an independent pest control and Environmental Health focussed business which he has run for over 5 years, servicing domestic and commercial clients. Matt has combined his years of experience and knowledge gained from these roles to build this bespoke training course for food-focussed Environmental Health Practitioners, as he recognised a knowledge gap in this area coupled with the need for high quality CPD training which can be applied by EHPs in their day to day roles working with food businesses.
We are offering this course to local authority food officers in two ways:
For local authorities or Food Liaison Groups who wish to host an in-house course. We will come to your venue to deliver the training for a minimum of 12 and maximum of 20 attendees. You will need to provide a suitable room and facilities for the training (e.g. a council chamber or other meeting room in council offices). The local authority or Liaison Group will need to manage the list of attendees and deal with the administration of this, and in return we offer a discounted rate for the training. If you wish to discuss hosting a course, please contact us by emailing: [email protected] or telephoning 01604 328545.
We deliver this training at several venues around the country and you can book one or more places on our open training days at a venue near you. Where we don’t have a course planned near you, we will keep a waiting list and once we have sufficient interest, we will arrange a venue and date for the course. The cost per place on the open course is set at £135 plus VAT Our current course schedule and venues can be viewed below. To book a place on one of these courses, please complete the booking form below and we will reply with a confirmation of your booking and payment methods.
The course is designed as a one-day course which will qualify attendees for 5 hours CPD.