Level 2 Certificate Food Safety for Catering
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If you work in an establishment that requires you to prepare and handle food, you need to learn the best practices in food safety. The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 is a comprehensive course for individuals to gain insight on what it means to work in food production which requires preparing, handling and selling food. If this is your direct line of work, this course will come in useful as you will be able to familiarise yourself with food safety principles when working in such establishments. Maximum hygiene and safety measures must be applied when working near and with food.
The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course will give learners a good understanding of food safety regulations, food safety hazards, food cleaning and how to prevent contamination, refrigeration and cooling, cooking and re-heating of foods and principles of storing food.
The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course is not just for individuals in the catering business but also people who work in restaurants, cafes, fast-food outlets, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals and schools. Customers are protected by the Food Safety Act that was created in 1990 giving priority to ensuring no harm is caused to diners. Remember that there are potential risks when handling food directly and in order to minimise these risks, the course will give individuals a clear understanding of their role within a food establishment. The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.
What will I learn?
- Gain a clear understanding of the best practices in the industry.
- Learn about food hygiene hazards and risks and how to prevent them by applying the right protocols.
- Learn about food storage temperatures, cooking temperatures and the safe temperatures to apply in such situations.
- Learn why workplace hygiene is important both personally and professionally to keep the food establishment clean and healthy.
- Learn about food industry regulations when preparing, cooking and handling food.
- Learn about food contamination, food poisoning and how to prevent it.
- Learn about the correct cleaning process.
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
10: Food Premises And Equipment
11: The Law
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 Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 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.
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?
- 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
- Hotel Chef – £7.47 per hour
- Catering Supervisor – £8.03 per hour
- Restaurant Cook – £7.54 per hour
- Cafeteria Worker – £6.73 per hour
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