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Earn the legally required Food Hygiene Certificate with ease.
This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering Course covers the essential rules and legal responsibilities that every professional working in the catering or hospitality sector should know.
By law, anyone who handles food in a professional environment must be aware of the food hygiene best practices, in order to prevent food contamination and bacteria from spreading in the workplace. These include storing food correctly, keeping ingredients at the right temperature and looking after your own personal hygiene.
This introductory training course includes expert industry material, video content and interactive demos, designed for managers or supervisors, such as restaurateurs, hoteliers and kitchen chefs. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll feel confident to utilise your new skills and set an excellent standard of health in your professional environment.
By the end of the course learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:
- Identify the cause and risk of poor food hygiene
- Understand the UK laws in place for all types of food handling.
- Prevent the spread of bacteria in food.
- Control the possibility of food poisoning.
- Store food correctly and recognise spoilt produce.
- Understand the importance of personal hygiene and cleanliness.
- Use HACCP as part of their everyday schedules.
Key Features of Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2
Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.
- Accredited by CPD
- Institute of Hospitality endorsed
- Meets UK & EU legal requirements
- Designed according to RSPH and CIEH level 2 syllabus
- Developed by qualified food safety professionals
- Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
- Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
- Self paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone friendly
- 24/7 Learning Assistance
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Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety and the Law
In Module 1, you will learn what is expected of you under the law as a food handler and learn about the key UK legislation governing food handling and preparation. You will also gain an understanding of how this law is enforced and what will happen if anyone in your business breaks these laws.
Module 2: Bacteria and Microbiological Hazards
Module 2 covers the most prevalent and tenacious hazard in food safety, which is food poisoning and its primary cause: microbiological contamination. We will examine the different types of food poisoning caused by bacteria, viruses or moulds entering food and spreading illnesses and diseases, or introducing toxins. You will also learn how to prevent microbes from making food harmful and what the law has to say about your responsibilities and obligations.
Module 3: Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards
In module 3, we will learn about the three other primary forms of hazard that can contaminate food and harm people, and how they need to be considered in terms of how the law treats each of these risks.
Module 4: Food Poisoning and Control Measures
In Module 4, you will delve deeper into the subject of food-borne disease, establishing precisely what it is, the different types and how they are caused, and how we can control them in a food-handling environment. You will learn about how food poisoning and food-borne disease are defined under the law and discover the many different forms and their confusingly similar symptoms
Module 5: Food Spoilage and Food Storage
In Module 5, you will learn how and why food spoilage is the primary cause of waste in both food businesses and broader society, as well as being the most significant source of food poisoning. You will learn the best ways to preserve food and how to spot and prevent spoilage, before drilling down into the main methods of preserving foods, some of which have been with us since time immemorial.
Module 6: Personal Hygiene
In Module 6, you will come to understand how it is the food handlers that are potentially the most significant and direct sources of illness. You will learn the essentials of personal hygiene ‘best practice’ while ensuring that you understand all the regulations you need to follow.
Module 7: HACCP and Food Premises
In Module 7, you will learn how it is essential to make sure that all food businesses take every precaution in preventing food-borne illness being passed on via their products.
Module 8: Cleaning
In the last module, you will learn how your food business premises needs to be well designed and correctly used, and how a strict and efficient cleaning regime is essential to this. You will see that excellent hygiene standards are enforceable under the law, and will be expected by the customers who use your business. You will learn how strict cleaning protocols and schedules help you to sustain a completely hygienic and safe food production area. You will also be shown the consequences of not following such guidelines and procedures.
All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.
Furthermore, this Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2 course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality ensuring quality content that teaches industry standards and best practices.
This course is also audited and approved by Environmental Health Officers. The course modules have been independently reviewed and are verified as containing the essential knowledge to achieve the level of training described.
Duration and Time Limit
The Food Hygiene and Safety course takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own pace within the 1 year access period.
Format & Assessment
Our friendly learning portal and interactive presentation slides with audio voiceover are designed to provide you with the best e-learning experience.
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. There is no additional fee for the re-take.
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
At the end of this food hygiene course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
Who is this course for?
This Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2 course is perfect for anybody associated directly with the food sector such as:
- Food retailers
- Restaurant owners
- Chefs & Servers
- Food handlers
- Catering Staffs
- Employees within a fast-food chain
Questions and answers
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How much time is required to complete the course?
Dear Kyle, Thanks for your question. The Food Safety course takes approximately 2 – 4 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own time within 1 year access. Many thanks.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Does the food industry recognise the certificate?
Dear Rosie, Thank you for your question. Yes, the food industry recognises the IOH qualification. This course is endorsed by Institute of Hospitality (IOH) and accredited by CPD. Also this Food Hygiene course is audited and approved by the environmental health officer (EHO). We are also RoSPA approved member. Thanks.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Which awarding body will authorise the certificate?
Dear Sofia, Thanks for your question. The course is accredited by CPD and endorsed by IOH. Both CPD and IOH logo will be available on the certificate. Many thanks.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.