Level 2 Award In Food Safety In Catering

This is no prior qualifications required. However It’s a legal requirement for food companies to provide food safety training t o their staff.

Course Content

The level 2 Certificate is designed to ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities for ensuring food and drink to be consumed are safe to eat.

  • The importance of food safety
  • Hazards to food
  • Physical and chemical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Illness from food
  • High-risk food
  • Time and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food pests
  • From production to safe storage
  • Displaying and selling food
  • Food safety control


The Level 2 Award in food safety in catering is designed for all employee’s and  can be tailored to suite business and individual needs to make the learning experience relevant and fit for purpose. The qualification has been designed to meet the needs of those who are entering the workplace for the first time, either as part of a work experience programme or at the start of employment, by providing an awareness of key food safety issues and the part that they should play in ensuring foods are safe for consumption by others, It will also benefit those who are starting a new job – as part of an induction programme.

Course Benefits include:

  • Promotes good practice and hygienic workplace
  • Can help to reduce customer complaints
  • Valued by environmental health professionals
  • Developed to nationally recognised standards
  • Accredited training extends the duration of employment and reduces recruitment costs

Structure and learning outcomes

  • The Learning Outcomes: objectives of the course are:
  • Understand the principles of food safety in the catering industry  AND food safety management systems
  • Understand the importance of food safety standards and the legal implications.
  • Being able to identify specific food safety hazards and understand how this impacts on consumer.

Understand the following groups of hazards and how they enter the food chain:

  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Understand the importance of following systems procedures and rules
  • Understand how individual action can reduce risk of contamination
  • Understand and identify specific food bacteria and how they affect the human body
  • Understand how bacteria multiplies and can be controlled and / or eliminated
  • Understand the principals of design of a food premises and pest control


The Level 2 Certificate is knowledge-based and will be assessed by means of an external assessment. Each unit is assessed by means of a 30 question, multi-choice examination

QCA Accredited: Yes


Six hour (one day) programme

Course Costs

Course Fee from £55.00 +VAT per candidate. This includes: Examination fee, registration fee, handouts and course book

1-5 candidates £450 (+VAT)
6-10 candidates £550 (+VAT)
11-15 candidates £650 (+VAT)

What Next?

  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail
  • Intermediate food hygiene certificate

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