LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE FOR CATERING COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course (formerly known as Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering) is an entirely online, self-study course. The course is Assured by RoSPA Qualifications and CPD Certified, and the certificate has been accepted by EHO’s from all UK local authorities as a confirmation of food handler compliance with current food safety legislation.
The estimated duration of this course is 3 hours. Candidates may log in and out of the system and therefore do not need to complete the course in a single sitting. Learner course progress is automatically saved, so that they may return to the course whenever they wish and as a result course completion is entirely in the hands of the learner.
Learners receive 90 days access to the course materials from the date of registration, therefore the course can be completed straightaway or at ones leisure. Learners receive individual login details and can access the course using any device, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This provides learners with the flexibility to train on the go, whenever and wherever they wish and as a result provides a more economical training option for businesses small and large.
Candidates who are registered by their manger using the GROUP option will receive 90 days course access from the date an account is assigned to them, therefore allowing businesses to purchase multiple user accounts, safe in the knowledge that they will not expire until they are assigned to learners.
Course access ceases immediately following a successful final exam submission, thereafter course materials can not be viewed.
WHO REQUIRES THIS COURSE.
This food safety and hygiene 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.
The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course consists of 7 core units and is concluded by a final exam:
UNIT 1 LEGISLATION.
UNIT 2 – HYGIENE HAZARDS.
UNIT 3 – CHILLING AND COLD HANDLING.
UNIT 4 – COOKING AND RE-HEATING.
UNIT 5 – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS.
UNIT 6 – SAFE FOOD STORAGE.
UNIT 7 – CLEANING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE.
Each unit consists of topics and interim quizzes which must be completed prior to progress. At each stage learners must click a ‘MARK COMPLETE‘ button to progress. This serves as a means by which course progress can be tracked and is particularly useful in situations where learners are enrolled by a manager.
The use of clearly defined Units and Topics, provides candidates with a structured framework which allows them to set achievement targets as they progress through the course. Each section of the course is marked with a green check following completion, which allows learners to leave and then easily recommence training.
Click here to view the detailed course syllabus.
By the end of the course learners should be able to.
- Define the terms food safety, food-poisoning, food-borne illness, contamination, hazards, and, HACCP.
- State the legal consequences of non compliance.
- State the consequences of poor standards of food hygiene and the benefits of good standards.
- Explain the use of a documented Food Safety Management System.
- Understand the relationship between hazard and risk and how this can help to prioritise actions.
- Describe the symptoms of food poisoning.
- Give examples of those people most at risk from food poisoning.
Achievement of these course aims will provide learners and their employers with a degree of confidence that safety levels in the particular work environment have been enhanced. Additionally the receipt of an approved certificate will serve as a recognition of learner achievement and also provide proof if necessary of regulatory compliance.
On successful completion of the course a high quality RoSPA / CPD approved certificate will be sent to your email address immediately in PDF format. This can be used to provide evidence of your achievement for compliance and audit.
Our certificates have unique certificate numbers which can be verified.