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.
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 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 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.
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 certificate 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.
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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.
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 physically 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 by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.
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.