Level 2 Food Hygiene and Covid-19 Training Package

This Virtual College Level 2 Food Hygiene and Covid-19 Training Package is tailored to those working with or handling food who need to ensure they meet UK/EU training requirements for food hygiene, whilst being aware of the latest Covid-19 advice. Keep your workplace safe with this CPD approved package.

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Package Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 3-4 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 2-3 CPD Hours
  • RoSPA Assured

Package description

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene and COVID-19 training package consists of two important courses – Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene and COVID-19 Training.

We’ve brought these two online courses together to ensure you and your staff know how to keep your food business safe in these uncertain and challenging times.

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene

Our Level 2 Food course is one of our most-popular courses. RoSPA Assured, it provides food handlers with all the information they need to be able to carry out their roles safely, ranging from how to clean and disinfect equipment, safely store and prepare food, and control common pests.

On completion, you will know all you need to be compliant and follow your legal obligations.

The following lessons are covered:

  • An introduction to food safety and hygiene
  • The impact of food-borne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Food preservation, storage and temperature control

COVID-19 Training

Our COVID-19 course will provide you with general information you need to know about COVID-19 and how it may affect business working practices.

Our COVID-19 course is structured as follows:

  • Introduction: This section details the learning outcomes
  • What are the symptoms?: In this section you will find details of the main symptoms of COVID-19, and what you should do if you have the symptoms or have spent time with those who have them. It covers different scenarios: whether you live alone, live in a household with others or in a support bubble, or if you have spent time with other households.
  • How to prevent COVID-19?: Here you will find detailed descriptions of each preventative measures – face coverings, washing hands and staying safe and alert – as well as up-to-date information drawn from government guidance regarding what you can do, where you can go and what measures you must follow to help prevent COVID-19 in public places, public gatherings and at work.
  • Social distancing, self-isolation and shielding: You will discover each of these important areas in the prevention of COVID-19, and guidance and best practice for each one.
  • Best practices for work: This section provides advice for those working at home, and those working on-site.

We pride our courses on being engaging and interactive. These two courses are no different – there are quizzes and challenges found throughout both, helping to ensure that the knowledge is learnt, understood and retained.


The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course is RoSPA Assured and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion of this course, includes their logo.

Course duration

For the average learner, this pakage will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

Because it’s an e-learning course, you can complete this training in convenient stages and spend as long as you like on each section.

The system will record your progress throughout and you are encouraged to complete each lesson at your own pace.

Target Audience

This food safety and hygiene course is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or anyone responsible for managing staff in these roles. The course can be used either as Induction, Awareness, Refresher or Foundation Training, making it a highly flexible choice.

The COVID-19 Training Course is aimed at anyone who requires an overview of the essential information of COVID-19 and how this could affect working practices. 

The package is perfect for those working with or handling food to ensure their knowledge on the lastest COVID-19 guidance is followed.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this package, but a basic understanding of food safety is beneficial.

Test and certificate

At the end of the Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course, you will need to complete a test that consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and - if necessary - may attempt the test six times at no extra cost. If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Upon completing the courses, learners will be able to download digital certificates from Virtual College.

What courses are included in this training package?

Within this training package are two of our most popular courses in Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene and Covid-19 Training.

This course is not a formal RQF food safety & hygiene qualification, the levels only indicate the type of course so that businesses can choose whom it is suitable for.

You will learn

  • An introduction to food safety and hygiene
  • The impact of food-borne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Food preservation, storage and temperature control
  • The symptoms of COVID-19
  • How to prevent COVID-19
  • Social distancing, self-isolation and shielding
  • Best practices for the workplace

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in a role that involves the handling or preparation of food
  • Includes anyone working in hotels, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, fast food outlets, fish & chip shops, kitchens, hospitals, prisons, schools and colleges


Legislation covered in this course includes:

If you’re working in the hospitality or service industry, you will need to comply with the latest food and hygiene regulations. This Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course is designed to help you comply with EU Regulation 852/2004, which requires food businesses to ensure that any employee who handles food is fully trained in food hygiene. The contents of this course also adhere to the Industry Standards set by People 1st and the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism industries.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.