Food Hygiene for Catering

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4 Hours
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12 Months
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Ensure your professional competence in the catering and hospitality industry with a recognised Food Hygiene Certificate.

The Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Level 2 course is designed to provide catering and hospitality professionals with an in-depth understanding of best practices, policies and legislation when it comes to handling food.

This food hygiene for catering course teaches how to work in compliance with the EU Regulation 852/2004 Hygiene for Foodstuffs, and will develop your knowledge of industry standards. You will gain the practical skills and knowledge to ensure the correct safety measures are in place to prevent food contamination in the workplace, including personal hygiene management, temperature control and HACCP planning.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Identify the dangers of poor food hygiene practices
  • Understand the UK laws and key legislation in place for handling food.
  • Apply effective measures to prevent contamination in food.
  • Implement an efficient food safety management system in the workplace
  • Store and cook food at the correct temperatures
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Use HACCP as part of their everyday schedule.

Key Features of Food Safety and Hygiene 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



4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety and the Law

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Cost/Dangers of Poor Food Hygiene
  • The Law relating to Food Handlers (Introduce the law and refer to module 6)
  • The Law relating to Food Business Owners (Introduce the law and refer to module 7)
  • Powers of the Local Authorities
  • Role of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO)
  • Prosecution
  • Due Diligence (Examples of Due Diligence)
  • Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme and Food Standard Agency

Module 2: Bacteria and Microbiological Hazards

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Bacteria
  • Types of bacteria
    1. Helpful Bacteria
    2. Spoilage Bacteria
    3. Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Sources and vehicles of bacterial contamination
  • How do bacteria multiply?
  • What do bacteria need to multiply?
  • Cross-contamination
  • Bacteria and the Danger Zone
  • How to prevent bacterial contamination
  • Viruses
  • Moulds
  • High-risk foods and Low-risk foods for biological hazards

Module 3: Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Physical Contamination
  • Types of physical contamination
  • Prevention and controlling physical contamination
  • Chemical hazards and controlling chemical contamination
  • Allergenic hazards and controlling allergens
  • Food allergy vs. food intolerance
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Allergen law

Module 4: Food Poisoning and Control Measures

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Definition and types of food poisoning
  • Foodborne diseases
  • Causes of food poisoning

Control Measures:

  • Control the temperature to control the bacteria
  • Cooking Food
  • Hot-holding Food
  • Cooling Hot Food
  • Thawing Frozen Food
  • Reheating Food
  • Displaying and Serving Food
  • Checking Temperatures
  • Where things go wrong

Module 5: Food Spoilage and Food Storage

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Spoilage
  • Preservation
  • Recognising Spoilt Food
    1. Common Signs of Spoilage
    2. Organoleptic Checks (Sense Check)
  • Preventing Spoilage
  • Food Preservation Methods
    1. Heat treatment
    2. Low temperatures
    3. Dehydration
    4. Chemical preservation
    5. Vacuum sealing (also known as Modified Atmosphere Packing)
    6. Irradiation - exposing the food to radioactivity to kill/reduce bacteria
  • Frozen Storage
  • Freezing and defrosting
  • Refrigeration and temperatures
  • Dry Food Storage
  • Food distribution and deliveries
  • Food labelling and storage
  • Use by and best before dates

Module 6: Personal Hygiene

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • Food handler responsibilities
  • Hand hygiene
  • Hand washing procedures
  • Protective clothing and gloves
  • Unhygienic Habits
  • Cuts and Spots
  • Reporting Illness
  • Hair
  • Jewellery
  • Smoking
  • Food Safety Training

Module 7: HACCP and Food Premises

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • What is HACCP?
  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Legal Responsibilities of the Owners
  • HACCP in Action
  • Making the Food Business Premises Fit-For-Purpose
  • Key premises and equipment considerations
  • Principles of design
  • Waste management

Module 8: Cleaning

Topics to be covered in this module:

  • The aim of cleaning
  • Safe Cleaning Precautions
  • Detergents & Disinfectants
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Cleaning schedules
  • Safe cleaning
  • Six stages of cleaning
  • Cleaning food storage areas and chillers
  • Dishwashers
  • Pests and controlling pests


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 Safety and Hygiene for Catering 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 bundle training program is ideal for catering and hospitality professionals who handle food in a working environment, who wish to develop their understanding of food hygiene and safety best practice in the UK. It applies to those who work in restaurants, hotels, cafes, fast-food establishments, and any other facilities that serve food.

Career path

The Food Hygiene for Catering Level 2 course is perfect for anybody directly associated with the catering and hospitality sector, such as:

  • Food retailers
  • Restaurant owners
  • Chefs & Servers
  • Food handlers
  • Catering Staffs
  • Employees within a fast-food chain

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A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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