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Basic Food Hygiene Certificate - Also known as Food Safety Level 2

ROSPA Accredited, Institute of Hospitality Endorsed, CPD and Local Authority Approved


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Offer ends 07 June 2020
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Qualification
Level 2 Award
CPD
1 CPD hours / points
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Overview

The Basic Food Hygiene Course - Also known as the Food Safety Level 2 course will give food handlers the legally required certification to work in the catering and hospitality sector.

There are certain regulations from the EU that food businesses in the UK must comply with. Most notably, 852/2004 which relates to hygiene for foodstuffs states that businesses in the food services sector must ensure that staff who handle or prepare food are sufficiently instructed, trained and supervised to carry out their work. Our Food Safety/Food Hygiene Level 2 course has been developed with this in mind and is aimed at anyone within the hospitality or catering sectors. .

Our Food Safety training covers the essential aspects of food hygiene and safety during all stages of food handling, so that you can minimise food safety hazards and ensure that the food you work with remains safe for customers to eat. You will also learn about the legal responsibilities of working with food and how to comply with the law.

Both our Food Safety and Health and Safety Courses are approved by The Royal Society in the Prevention of Accidents. The ROSPA stamp of approval means you can be assured that our course content is the very best the market has to offer and is up to scratch with regards best practice and legislative information.

Qualification

CPD

1 CPD hours / points
Accredited by Institute of Hospitality

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Course Content

Our Food Safety/Food Hygiene Level 2 Course has been structured into seven easy to follow modules covering all aspects of food safety and hygiene.

Section 1: Introduction to Food Safety – This introductory module will explore why food safety is so important and what risks are associated with poor food safety and hygiene standards. You will also learn about the legal requirements of food handlers as well as the consequences of breaking food safety law.

Personal Hygiene – In this section we learn about the importance of personal hygiene. We examine how food handlers are potentially the biggest hazard in a food business and how they can ensure that they do not contaminate food with pathogenic bacteria or foreign body hazards.

Microbiological Food Hazards and their Control – You will learn about the different types of food hazards and how they can be avoided. You will gain a thorough understanding of bacteria, how cross contamination can occur and the various techniques you can use to prevent the spread of potentially harmful bacteria in your place of work.

Other Food Safety Hazards and their Control – In this module we examine food allergens, allergic reactions and how to keep customers with food allergies safe. We also cover chemical and physical food contamination and how you can prevent it from occurring.

Food Handling, Storage and Preparation – Here we learn how to handle food correctly, from delivery through to serving customers. Find out how to store food correctly to avoid spoilage and contamination, how to prepare foods safely and the importance of temperature control.

Keeping the Workplace Clean and Hygienic – In this section we learn why it is essential to clean correctly and how to clean effectively. We also examine the different methods of cleaning and gain an understanding of the various chemicals used in the cleaning process.

Design of Food Premises and the Control of Pests – Finally, we examine how the proper design of food premises can prevent the risk of food contamination. We also gain an understanding of the various risks associated with common pests and how we can control them.

Accreditations

Both our Food Safety and Health and Safety courses are approved by The Royal Society in the Prevention of Accidents. The ROSPA stamp of approval means you can be assured that our course content is the very best the market has to offer and is completely up to date in terms of best practice and legislation. The course is also accredited by the CPD.

Format

The Food Safety course is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace. The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of 30 multiple choice questions based on the material that you have studied. In order to pass the course you will need to answer 21 out of 30 questions successfully (70% pass). Once you have passed the course you can download your course certificate in PDF from your learner area. If you don't pass the course first time, don't worry, you can resist the test as many times as required.

Duration and Time Limit

The Food Safety course takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own time and in stages.

Certificate

After passing the Food Safety course you can immediately download your PDF certificate, which is fully accredited by ROSPA, Institute of Hospitality and the CPD. The certificate will allow you to work with food anywhere in the EU.

We Only Work with the Very Best

Our Food Safety course has been written in association with Food Safety experts with many years experience in their field. You will be learning from the best and you will come away from your training inspired by mentors who understand your industry.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course, it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of qualified tutor and lecturers who are keen to see you succeed.

With all our courses, you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. They will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

All our courses are fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed our courses to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

Who is this course for?

If you work in the food services industry and you prepare or serve food and/or beverages you must be trained in Food Safety and Hygiene so you can apply the principles to your work. This course is suitable for people at all stages of their career and can be used as an Induction, Awareness, Refresher or Foundation training programme. The skills, knowledge and expertise that you will gain from this course will enable you to work confidently, competently and safely in the food services industry.

Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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Julia asked:

How long is the certificate valid for, do you have to retake after a certain time period ?

Answer:

Hi Julia It is recommended you complete refresher training every 2 - 3 years. It is recommended you complete the current course again as it will be updated with current legislation and practices. Regards Emily

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Karen asked:

Do I have to pay again if I don't pass first time?

Answer:

Hi Karen You don't have to pay again. Just go back to your course content and try to complete the final quiz again. Regards Renaldas

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Karen asked:

Do I need a food handler's permit to teach cooking to small groups in my home

Answer:

Hi Karen, Many thanks for your question. Yes, it would be advisable to complete the Level 2 course, especially as you will be handling food and teaching others. Regards Tim

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Kay asked:

Hi, I plan to make pick & mix and hot chocolate cellophane cones and sell them at Christmas markets. Do I need a hygiene certificate to do this?

Answer:

Hi Kay The Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate meets the legal obligations for food handlers, while managers and food supervisors need to undertake Level 3 food safety training. Kind regards Renaldas

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Marie asked:

Do I receive a certificate at the end

Answer:

Hi Marie, Thank you for your question. Yes, you will be able to print or download your certificate. Kind regards Renaldas

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Lauren asked:

once I have purchased the course where do I go to complete the course? thank you

Answer:

Hi Lauren, thanks for you question. As soon as we are in receipt of your details from Reed, we will send you login details advising you of the process to follow. This is usually within 2 hours of receiving. Regards Sarah

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Bhav asked:

Hi I want to sell cakes I bake is t this the right certificate I need?

Answer:

Hi Bhav Thanks for your question, yes this course would be perfect and would comply with all current legislation and regulations. Regards Renaldas

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Jo asked:

Hello is this course EHO approved or is this not needed as standard to sell cookies and cakes and bread at a market stall thank you

Answer:

Hi Jo Yes the course is EHO and Local Authority approved. Also approved by ROSPA and endorsed by Institute of Hospitality. Regards Renaldas

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Paula asked:

In the process of purchasing a fish merchant’s van would this course be suitable.

Answer:

Hi Paula Thanks for your question, yes this course would be perfect and would comply with all current legislation and regulations. Regards Tim

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Nicola asked:

Hi there, can I buy this course again & gift it to someone?

Answer:

Hi Nicole Thank you for your question Yes, you can buy it again. You will be sent a separate email with a separate code. Kind regards Aurelija

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Kathryn Sutherland asked:

Can I become a food hygienist inspector with this

Answer:

Hi Kathryn Our Food Safety course is a basic course. To become an environmental health officer, you'll need to study either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been approved by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). You will then need to complete a period of work-based training and pass a series of professional exams. Kind regards Renaldas

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Maureen Dempsey asked:

I own a small sandwich shop which provides basic hot and cold sandwiches. Is this the right course for me to satisfy the EHO

Answer:

Hi Maureen Thank you for your question. Yes, this course is perfect to satisfy the EHO Regards Renaldas

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John Hull asked:

My wife (Julie) & I need to complete a food handling course, can we both do this on the same computer at home?

Answer:

Hi John Thank you for your question. You can both do it on the same computer, however, you will need to register individually. Kind regards Aurelija

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Jo asked:

Is there a minimum age to do food and hygiene certificate as my 15 year old daughter is interested. Thank you

Answer:

Hi Jo, No minimum age at all. I believe the earlier someone learns the better. We also have had many school students complete the course. Regards Tim

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Rachel asked:

Is this all theory, is there any practical work involved to do?

Answer:

Hi Rachel, I hope you are well today? The course is an online theory based course. The course is accredited by ROSPA and is also endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality. It can be done on any mobile device and at your own pace. Regards Tim

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Jennifer whitehouse asked:

Is this course valid in EU countries

Answer:

Hi Jennifer Thank you for your question. The course is compliant with the EU regulations. However, each country has different requirements. Kind regards Aurelija

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Fiona asked:

Is this level 2 course for nursery nurses

Answer:

Hi Fiona If you are preparing, handling or serving food, this course is perfect for you! Let me know if you have any further queries. Regards Sarah

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Stacey asked:

How long does the course take to do

Answer:

hi Stacey Thank you for your question. The Food Safety course takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own time and in stages. Regards Aurelija

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Faith asked:

Can an individual of secondary school age do this course?

Answer:

Hi Faith Thank you for the question. Yes, anyone can do a Food Safety course. Kind regards Aurelija

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Chris asked:

Hi I run my own mobile greengrocery business , is this something that I would need to do?

Answer:

Hi Chris Thank you for your question. Yes, this course is perfect for your business and it complys with current legislation. Kind regards Renaldas

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