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Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking

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2 hours
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No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
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  • Hard copy certificate - Free
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We often consider food preparation a daunting task, but food safety and hygiene need to be maintained. After all, we don't want to be responsible for making someone ill, especially after consuming the food we're handling and delivering. The Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking is here to guide you! It covers the principles of food hygiene, potential hazards, and best practices in the workplace.

Key Features

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Instant e-certificate
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Self-paced learning and laptop, tablet, smartphone-friendly
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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum

  • Module 01: Introduction to Food Hygiene Legislation and Food-borne Illness
  • Module 02: Types of Food Safety Hazards
  • Module 03: Hazard Control Measures and Refrigeration
  • Module 04: Food Handlers Personal Hygiene
  • Module 05: Cleaning and Disinfection

This Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking course is designed for employees who do not directly handle food but work in an environment that deals with food. Each module is developed in line with the professional requirements to address the key elements of food safety and hygiene, including legal obligations, safety precautions, and personal hygiene issues. You will also learn about the techniques of waste management and essential cleaning. And it goes without saying that these skills and knowledge are must-haves in industries like catering and food delivery.

By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of how to ensure and maintain food safety in the establishment you work in. So, why delay? Never compromise the health and wellness of people who trust in your service!

*** Please note that you need a Level 2 Food and Hygiene Safety Certification in addition to this one if your job requires you to handle food. ***

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the UK Food Safety Act
  • Maintain the temperature and other factors to prevent contamination
  • Identify the various hazards that can occur during any stage of food preparation
  • Promote excellent hygiene standards and ensure that cleanliness is practised
  • Recognise the significance of waste management and take necessary actions


This course is fully CPD accredited, including this course, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


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).

Who is this course for?

This Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking course is ideal for individuals associated with the food sector, such as:

  • Food processors,
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Caterers
  • Shop owners
  • Those who work in the food supply chain or relevant organisations


No prior degree or experience is required to enrol in this course.

Career path

The knowledge you gain from this course will assist you in taking a step further in your career. You may not become a professional immediately, but completing this Level 1Food Preparation and Cooking certification will give you an excellent start if you’re interested in -

  • Catering establishments
  • Hospitality industry
  • Kitchen operations
  • Employment as a trainee
  • Commins chef

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What does study method mean?

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.