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Food Hygiene

Level 2 | CPD Certified | Institute of Hospitality Endorsed | Free PDF & Hard Copy Certificate + 3 More Courses

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Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Optional extras

Digital certificate included in price, Hard copy certificate included in price

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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Earn the legally required Food Hygiene Certificate with ease.

This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety 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 Food Hygiene and Safety 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.

Learning Outcomes of Food Hygiene and Safety

By the end of the Food Hygiene and Safety 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

  • Institute of Hospitality endorsed Food Hygiene Course
  • CPD Certification Service UK Approved
  • Meets UK & EU legal requirements
  • Designed according to RSPH and CIEH level 2 syllabus
  • Developed by qualified Food Hygiene and safety professionals
  • Fully online, interactive Food Hygiene course with audio voiceover
  • Instant Food Hygiene e-certificate and hard copy included
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
  • 24/7 Learning Assistance

*** Additional Gifts with this Food Hygiene and Safety Course***

  • ➽FREE Course 01: HACCP Training Course
  • ➽FREE Course 02: Restaurant Management
  • ➽FREE Course 03: Food Allergen



10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum of Food Hygiene and Safety

Food Hygiene Module 1: Introduction to Food Safety and the Law

In Food Hygiene 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 understand how this law is enforced and what will happen if anyone in your business breaks these laws.

Food Hygiene Module 2: Bacteria and Microbiological Hazards

Module 2 covers the most prevalent and tenacious hazard in food hygiene and 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.

Food Hygiene Module 3: Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards

In Food Hygiene 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.

Food Hygiene Module 4: Food Poisoning and Control Measures

In Food Hygiene 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

Food Hygiene Module 5: Food Spoilage and Food Storage

In Food Hygiene Module 5, you will learn how and why food spoilage is the primary cause of waste in both food businesses and broader society and is 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.

Food Hygiene Module 6: Personal Hygiene

In Food Hygiene 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.

Food Hygiene Module 7: HACCP and Food Premises

In Food Hygiene 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.

Food Hygiene Module 8: Cleaning

In Food Hygiene Module 8, 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.

Food HygieneModule 9: Reopening and Adapting Your Food Business During COVID-19

In the final Food Hygiene module, you will familiarize with all the new practices that have recently emerged to adapt to the new normal. You will learn in detail about the standard hygiene and safety practices needed to be followed to minimize the risk of contamination of COVID-19.

Accreditation of Food Hygiene

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 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 of Food Hygiene

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 of Food Hygiene

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 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. There is no additional fee for the re-take.

Certification of Food Hygiene

Once you’ve successfully completed your Food Hygiene course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping costs £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we recommend you renew them every 12 months.

Assessment of Food Hygiene

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?

Food Hygiene and Safety

This Level 2 course is perfect for anybody associated directly with the food sector such as:

  • Food retailer
  • Restaurant owners
  • Chef & Server
  • Food handler
  • Catering Staff
  • Employees within a fast-food chain
  • Cook
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Support / Care / Charity Worker
  • Barista / Waiter
  • Childminder / Nursery Staff


Food Hygiene and Safety

  • Learners do not require any prior qualifications to enrol on this course.

Career path

Food Hygiene

This course will lead you to many different career opportunities; here are a few prospects:

  • Restaurant Manager: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum
  • Head Chef - Hunstanton: £31,800 per annum
  • Kitchen Assistant: £8.98 per hour, inc benefits
  • Cook: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
  • Chef: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
  • Assistant Nursery Cook: £9.75 per hour

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course. Be the first to ask a question.

Optional extras

Digital certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price

Hard copy certificate

Certificate of completion is included in course price

Additional information:

You will get the hard copy certificates for Free! The delivery charge of the hard copy certificate inside the UK is £3.99 each.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.