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Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering (City and Guilds Accredited Certificate)

E-Learning course - instant digital certificate on completion


Virtual College

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Price
£14.40 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
3 Hours
Qualification
3 CPD points / hours

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Overview

EU Regulation 852/2004 Hygiene for Foodstuffs requires Food Businesses to make sure that any staff who handles food are supervised, instructed and trained in Food Hygiene in a way that is appropriate to the work they do.

This module is a self-study course (formerly known as Foundation or Basic Food Hygiene) and maps to the Industry Standards set by People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism industries. This course is aimed at anyone working in catering or hospitality whether employed or self employed, working in restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets, takeaways, cafes, bars, kitchens, catering in hospitals, schools and colleges. It allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.

This course is accredited by City & Guilds

  • Virtual College are a City and Guilds Accredited centre
  • City and Guilds have accredited our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene certificates
  • Our price includes a City and Guilds Accredited Certificate.
  • City and Guilds approved quality assurance of our online delivery processes and learner support systems.
  • Quality City & Guilds Accredited Certificate carrying authorisation seal.

Upon completion of this online training material learners will sit an online test and on successful completion, will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene meeting the legal training required, which must then be applied to work situations.

The training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed), which is equivalent to 6 hours face-to-face group training. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support. For posted certificates, if completed successfully Monday-Friday before 12:00 midnight, certificate will be posted the next day. Weekend completers will have their certificates posted on Monday.

Produced by Virtual College in association with Food Safety experts "Food Dialog" a registered Training Centre with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) we have made every effort to make the training friendly, understandable and as down to earth as possible.

On completion of this course learners should understand:

  • Why food hygiene and safety is important
  • Their personal and legal responsibilities
  • The impact of food borne illness
  • How food becomes contaminated
  • How to prevent contamination through good hygiene practices
  • How to control contamination through safe temperatures and storage
  • How to control food safety hazards at critical control points using a HACCP based Food Safety Management System

Description

Lesson Plan

Upon completion of this module learners will have an understanding of a wide range of key food safety issues, including the three main types of food safety hazard, their sources and methods of control. Learners will know the correct temperatures needed for storage and food handling activities from delivery through to sale, and be aware of common food pests and how to control them, along with the principles of cleaning and disinfection and how these apply to the workplace.

The sections covered include:

  • Learning Objectives and an introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene - Food Safety and Hygiene are terms commonly used, here we will look at how they relate to food that has been prepared and served.
  • Impact of Food-Borne Illness - looking at what food-bourne illnesses are and how they affect us.
  • Understanding Food Law - food often has a long journey from growing, harvesting, delivery, preparation through to being eaten. As a result there are many opportunities for it to become contaminated. In this section we look at legislation in place that relates to food hygiene and safety.
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination - exploring food safety hazards and how they arise and consider how they can be prevented and controlled.
  • Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control - how to preserve food, including appropriate storage and temperature controls.
  • Personal Hygiene - this section looks at why personal hygiene is so important when working with food - from hand washing to legal requirements.
  • Hygienic Premises and Equipment - this section looks at good housekeeping and the part premises and equipment design play in maintaining clean, pest-free conditions.
  • Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) - it is a requirement of regulations that all businesses implement and maintain a documented Food Safety Management system based on HACCP. This section looks at what this involves.

Anyone handling food and drink within the catering sector must be trained in Food Safety and Hygiene and apply it to their work. This module is aimed at anyone working in a catering or hospitality environment, whether employed or self employed, who handles food and drink as part of their everyday or occasional working routines. Typically this would include people working in hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, kitchens, fast food outlets, catering in hospitals, schools and colleges.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by City & Guilds.

Note, this course is an accredited training programme, should you require a full qualification you will be required to undertake an additional assessment by visiting an accredited test centre at an additional cost.

Certification

When you have successfully completed your course and attained the 75% required test pass, you will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate. Our Certificates are of extremely high quality and carry an authorisation seal. The certificate should be displayed to show appropriate training has taken place.

Duration

Approximately 2-3 hours to complete. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Who is this course for?

This food safety and hygiene module is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people; regulations require that anyone involved in food handling must be appropriately trained in food safety. The module can be used either as Induction, Awareness, Refresher and Foundation Training.

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Mamatea39 asked:

sir, if i buy right now what will be the next step

Answer:

Hello, Once you have purchased your course login details will be sent over to you which will enable you to login and complete the training. On completion of the training you will be able to download a certificate to print off. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Sabrina asked:

I have to write the exam for this course if I do it with you am I going to receive a certificate

Answer:

Hi Sabrina, A test is included at the end of the course and once that has been passed you will be able to download your certificate. Kind regards, Virtual College

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lesley asked:

how soon will we recieve the certificate please

Answer:

Hi Lesley, On completion of the course the certificate will be available to download straight away. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Johanna asked:

Hi, if I purchase the course online how soon can I start the training. Thanks

Answer:

Hi Johanna, If purchased during working hours the login details should be with you that day or the next working day at the latest. If the course is purchased outside of working hours you will be able to access the course the next working day. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Level 2 food safety hygiene for catering asked:

I want to find out how I would need to do studies for this course and if need be, where I sit a full exam in Hampshire. Its City and Guilds.

Answer:

Hi, Our course is completed fully online and there is no requirement to commence any face to face activities. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Beezee asked:

I bake cake for friends, family and supply to local businesses. Which food hygiene course would I need to do?

Answer:

Hi Beezee, We would suggest our "Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2" course. This is aimed at anyone working in a catering or hospitality environment, whether employed or self-employed, who handles food and drink as part of their everyday or occasional working routines.

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Chukwuemeka asked:

Hi, is there an option for a hard copy of the certificate? Thanks

Answer:

Hi, there is the option to have the certificate posted out to you for an additional charge of £12 including VAT. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Julie asked:

hi , i dont have a printer so can i pay a fee to have the certificate posted to me. thanks

Answer:

Hi Julie, Yes you can pay an additional fee to have the certificate posted to you, it would be £10+VAT on top. We do offer a course with a posted certificate too though. Kind regards, Virtual College

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city and guild asked:

can i give this exam through phone ? is this city and guild NVQ level 2 certifcate

Answer:

Hello, The training and test are completed entirely online at your own pace. This is a City and Guilds Accredited Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Danisile Nxumalo asked:

Is it possible to access the course in different languages e.g. Kurdish

Answer:

Hi Danisile, Our Level 2 Food Hygiene course is only available in English as it is designed to be used in workplaces that support the English language to understand the signs within a kitchen or work environment. Kind regards, Virtual College

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Wolliam asked:

I can complete this course online and receive a city and guilds food hygiene certificate in the mail?

Answer:

Hi Wolliam, This course comes with a self-printed certificate but we do have posted certificates available as an option. On completion of the course please give us a call and we can upgrade you to the posted certificate. Kind regards, Virtual College

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MRS CATHERINE M HARVEY asked:

Hi, could you advise how long this certificate is valid please? Eg 2 or 3 years? Many thanks!

Answer:

Hi Catherine, There are no expiry dates on the certificates but it is strongly recommended the training is completed every three years. Kind regards, Virtual College

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