Looking to add more strings to my bow so to speak, and if I take the advanced course it means I wouldn't have to take the level 2 food safety course every 3 years. Plus if I have advanced food safety on my CV together with nearly 15 years experience working as a chef should get me out of a Chef-D role sooner rather than later. I heard in the UK that the advanced food safety course is a week long course, probably in the cost region of £400-500. I plan on using my holiday days to take time out of work to attend such a course. Education is important no matter what the cost.