March 29, 2017


Based on guidance from the Food Standards Agency, there is no stated expiry date on our Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course certificate.  The validity of the certificate, whilst indefinite from our point of view, will depend on the body to whom the certificate is being submitted.

It is however recommended that food handlers refresh their knowledge every 3 years if certificates are used for local authority food handler compliance.  Other organisations may stipulate annual training completion and therefore workers may be required to take the course every year.

We retain copies of learner certificates for a 3 year period.

The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Course – £10 +VAT

the Level 2 food safety and hygiene for catering course

The RoSPA / CPD approved Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course provides food handlers with comprehensive training and results in a recognised basic food hygiene certificate.

A Level 2 certificate is essential for food handler compliance with the current Food Safety Act.  It is also a valuable component of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plan.

This mobile friendly and entirely online course is approximately 3 hours in duration and provides learners with the flexibility to study, wherever and whenever they choose.

The course and exam costs £10 +VAT.  Learners may take the final exam as many times as necessary to pass within a 90 day course access period.

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Who requires the Level 2 food safety and hygiene for catering course

This course will benefit anyone working in a catering or food processing environment, from individual to multiple staff members.  It allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all of its staff with essential and compliant training at a fraction of the cost of a classroom based course.

This course is essential for those working in Restaurants, Takeaways, Pubs, Cafes, Guest Houses, Hotels, Schools, Nurseries, Care Organisations or indeed anywhere where food is prepared.

No previous experience or prior qualifications are required to take this course, and there are no stated age limits for candidates.

Food handlers from a wide variety of sectors have taken and passed the course, and received a level 2 food hygiene certificate.

A food hygiene certificate confirms to a visiting Environmental Health Officer that a very real attempt has been made to comply with the current Food Safety Act.

The RoSPA / CPD Certified food hygiene certificate from Food Safety UK is acceptable proof that topics such as Food safety, Legislation, Safe storage and Cleaning have been considered and understood.

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