It is required by UK/EU law that all food businesses have a plan in place that is based on HACCP principles to keep food safe from food safety hazards, HACCP training Level 2 is a great way to do this. Make sure you are trained in line with the seven HACCP principles, by completing this CPD approved HACCP Level 2 online training course you will learn about all aspects of HACCP and more.
An important aspect of food safety is a successful food safety system, and anyone working in the food industry needs to be aware of how this system works.
Businesses may use a system designed to meet their needs, but EU law requires that all food safety systems are based on the HACCP guidelines and so it is important that food staff understand them.
Our Level 2 HACCP training course is suitable for those involved in the preparation of food and anyone who works with or handles food and across all sectors.
If you are a food safety manager, supervisor, team leader, business owner or responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of a HACCP system or team our Level 3 HACCP training course is what you need.
HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, and is a seven-principle system designed to assess and address potential hazards in food industry workplaces. Employers can only show that they are qualified to fulfil their duties safely if their staff are trained in line with the seven principles of HACCP.
Our Level 2 HACCP Training course will help you and your staff get to grips with these important guidelines by teaching and sharing the information in a simple, engaging and comprehensive manner. It is designed to ensure that all food handlers will gain a deeper understanding of how best to comply with the HACCP food hygiene guidelines and will be able to confidently implement food safety practices in their workplace.
As they work through our HACCP safety training level 2 course, learners will learn about all aspects of HACCP. They will be able to explain the need for a food safety system based on HACCP; how the HACCP principles are used to create a food safety system; how HACCP is applied to the type of food business you work in, and why procedures and documentation are needed to consistently produce safe food.
The key legislation regarding HACCP is the EU food law, Regulation 852/2004, Article 5. It was introduced on 1st January 2006 making it mandatory that all food businesses both implement and maintain a permanent procedure based on the HACCP system.
This was first just a recommended procedure in the 1990s, but it was soon discovered that failure to implement these procedures could have disastrous consequences for both consumers and business. Therefore, following this law, businesses within the food industry need to put measures in place to protect consumers from unsafe food, and HACCP is considered the best way of achieving this.
Our HACCP course is directed toward anyone working in a role that involves the handling or preparation of food, and is suitable across all industries and sectors including manufacturing, catering, retail, packaging and distributions
Overall, it will ensure you gain the necessary understanding of food safety systems and how to implement them, all the while ensuring your business is compliant with Regulation 852/2004, Article 5 and that you are producing food that is safe.
To help develop a greater understanding of the HACCP principles, our interactive course is divided into the following lessons:
The online HACCP training level 2 course takes approximately two to three hours to complete, but this depends on how quickly each learner studies and absorbs material. As 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.
|Module||What it includes|
|Introduction to HACCP||To start the course we take a look at what HACCP is, the benefits of it, the definition of HACCP and HACCP guidance documents. There's three interactive activities at the end of the module after further detail on food safety hazards and contamination, the consequences of hazards, the cost and consequences of not controlling hazards and the legal requirements you need to meet.|
|Hazard and Control Measures||In this section of the course you will learn about the four main types of hazards, food hazard sources, what microbilogical hazards are and what controls can be used to protect your food from them, the different factors affecting growth, toxin production, survival and spore germination. You will also discover more about different food types and their risk factors, control measures for multiplication and survival, how to control physical, chemical and allergenic hazards and nine interactive activities along the way.|
|Prerequisite Programmes||The fourth section looks at what prerequisite programmes are, how they work with HACCP and gives detailed examples of prerquisite programmes. At the end of the module there is two interactive acitivites to cement your knowledge.|
|How to HACCP||This module goes though each of the 12 HACCP steps in detail explaining how to complete each step and the relevant processes that need to be carried out. Within the module there is also 17 interactive activities, the 5 Codex preliminary steps, HACCP application and terms of reference.|
|Critical Control Points||Here you will look at examples of critical control points in a variety of catering, retail and manufacturing settings and how to make HACCP work.|
|Conclusion||The last module in the course summaries HACCP and provides practical examples of how it will work in the workplace.|
On completion of the course and online test you will be able to download and print your Level 2 HACCP certificate instantly, and we suggest you keep this for your records.
The HACCP certification includes the Virtual College and CPD logos as well as your name, the title of the course completed, certificate number, date completed and the modules covered within the course.
This certification is universally recognised and can be used to provide evidence of your HACCP training both internally and to external auditors.
There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for, but the accepted industry standard is for food hygiene certificates to be renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification more frequently than this.
The key legislation regarding HACCP is the EU food law, Regulation 852/2004, Article 5. It was introduced on 1st January 2006 making it mandatory that all food businesses both implement and maintain a permanent procedure based on the HACCP system. This was first just a recommended procedure in the 1990s, but it was soon discovered that failure to implement these procedures could have disastrous consequences for both consumers and business. Therefore, following this law, businesses within the food industry need to put measures in place to protect consumers from unsafe food, and HACCP is considered the best way of achieving this.
Our Level 2 HACCP Training covers the principles of HACCP that all kitchens that prepare and serve customers food, and meat in particular, need to know.
It will give learners the skills and confidence to put systems in place to make sure that their food is cooked safely and efficiently. It will introduce learners to the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points management system and help you to understand how to comply with the law, how to work safely and efficiently and what each crucial step of the HACCP implementation process entails.
Our Level 2 HACCP training course is essential for professionals working in the hospitality and retail industry, or anyone else that produces, handles, retail or distributes consumable products. Businesses are legally required to implement HACCP as a food safety management system. All food workers are required to complete this certification within 6 months of handling food in their employment.
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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.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.