CIEH Level 2 – Food Safety for Catering

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Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety for Catering
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If your work requires that you prepare and handle food, you will need to learn the best practices in food safety. The Level 2 – Food Safety for Catering is designed for food handlers and the legal obligation they are under to ensure appropriate food safety practices are adhered to at all times. Whether you work in a hotel, restaurant, takeaway, café or food outlet food handlers must understand what it means to maintain food safety when it comes to preparing, handling and selling food. Gain a clear understanding of food safety principles, maintaining hygiene and safety measures when working close to and directly with food.

The Level 2 – Food Safety for Catering course introduces learners to food safety regulations, food safety hazards, food cleaning, preventing contamination, refrigeration and cooling, cooking and re-heating of foods and storing food.

The Food Safety Act was introduced in 1990 to protect customers and ensure no harm is caused within a food establishment. Individuals will need to comply with food safety regulations when working in multiple roles within the food industry. The course will be helpful to individuals who want to gain confidence and demonstrate their skills when handling food directly in their role within a food establishment. The Level 2 – Food Safety for Catering certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.


Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety for Catering

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What will I learn?

  • Gain a clear understanding of the best food safety practices in the industry.
  • Learn how to take personal responsibility for food safety.
  • Learn the correct procedures to maintain a hygienic work environment.
  • Maintain a high standard of food safety to protect the customer’s health.
  • Learn how to maintain the reputation of the business.
  • Learn why it is important to keep the food establishment clean and healthy.
  • Learn about food contamination and how to prevent it.
  • Learn how to keep equipment clean.

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction To Food Safety

2: Food Safety Hazards

3: Controlling The Risks Of Bacterial Contamination

4: Taking Temperatures

5: Refrigeration, Cooling And Cold Holding Of Foods

6: Cooking, Hot Holding And Re-Heating Of Foods

7: Food Handlers

8: Principles Of Safe Food Storage

9: Cleaning

10: Food Premises And Equipment

11: The Law

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the Level 2 – Food Safety for Catering you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety for Catering by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Who is this course for?

  • Caterers
  • Kitchen staff
  • Restaurant staff
  • Fast-Food Outlet staff
  • Café staff
  • School Cafeteria Cooks
  • Hotel Chefs


  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees, supervisors and managers who work with and directly handle food
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety

Career path

  • Hotel Chef – £7.47 per hour
  • Catering Supervisor – £8.03 per hour
  • Restaurant Cook – £7.54 per hour
  • Cafeteria Worker – £6.73 per hour

Others jobs you can get

  • Kitchen staff
  • Hospital Cafeteria staff
  • School Cafeteria Staff

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Jan asked:

If I purchase 2 courses, do I get two separate logins. A friend wants to study her course on her own laptop but wants me to organise payment etc.


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Is the course available in Mandarin Chinese?


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Jossy asked:

Is this training online?


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I would like to do my course now please


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does certificate cost included in the cost shown on the course description. please reply ASAP


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