Level 2 HACCP Training

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.

Level 2 HACCP Training Course
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
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Course Overview


  • Level 2
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 2-3 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

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.

You will learn

  • What is HACCP and why do we need it
  • Contaminations, hazards and controls
  • Prerequisite controls
  • How to HACCP: The 12 stages
  • Using HACCP in practice

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Anyone working in a role that involves the handling or preparation of food
  • Suitable across all industries and sectors including manufacturing, catering, retail, packaging and distributions


Legislation covered in this course includes:

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.

Level 2 HACCP FAQs

  • What is Level 2 HACCP training?

    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.

  • Who needs Level 2 HAACP training?

    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.

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

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  • 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.

    If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable 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 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.