The Level 1 Food Hygiene course is a great way to introduce beginners to food safety. This may include cooking at home, work experience in a food environment, or self-development for those who have an interest in food handling.
Upon completion of this course, learners will understand why food safety is important, the importance of hygiene, and how to avoid contamination.
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive course with colourful animations
- Complete in two to three hours
- 24 hour learner support
- Instant digital certificate on completion
This Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene e-learning course is designed to introduce the basic principles of food safety and hygiene to anyone who is a beginner in an environment where food may be prepared or stored.
Why take this Level 1 Food Hygiene course?
This course may be used as an introduction to the subject for children and people with an interest in preparing food safely for a family. It is ideal for use in schools, in addition to a regular curriculum, and for students prior to taking work experience in a food environment.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to understand how to keep clean and hygienic, how to keep their work area clean, how food becomes contaminated and the steps in preventing contamination. Please note, in order to meet legal requirements it is necessary for food handlers to complete the Level 2 (previously known as Basic) Food Safety and Hygiene Course.
E-learning course content
The content of this e-learning course includes:
- An introduction to food safety and hygiene
- Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
- Why Food Safety is important
- Personal Hygiene
- Hygienic Premises and Equipment
By the end of the course learners will:
- Understand food safety terms commonly used when discussing industry practise
- Understand the consequences of poor food safety and hygiene
- Know about practical activities to prevent and control hazards.
- Understand why personal hygiene is so important
- Be able to keep surfaces and equipment hygienically clean
The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately one to two hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. Learners can proceed as quickly or slowly as they like.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Do you need Level 2 training?
If you are involved (or are going to be involved) with food preparation in a catering, manufacturing or retail capacity, you will need to undertake Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene training. Click the links below to see these courses.
- Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering
- Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Manufacturing
- Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Retail
If you are a manager or supervisor in a food business, you should do Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene for Supervisors.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
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 complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
How long is a Level 1 certificate valid for?
There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for. This course is an introduction to food hygiene and safety. If you require more in-depth knowledge as a food handler or food supervisor, we have level 2 and level 3 food hygiene courses available.
What is the difference between Level 1, 2 and 3 Food Safety and Hygiene?
An introductory, or Level 1 course will give you the necessary understanding of preparing food at home or for work experience, but is unfortunately not suitable for working directly in a food environment. A Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene certificate is suitable for those who are responsible for the supervision of other members of staff who are handling, preparing or storing food across manufacturing, catering and retail industries.
This course is currently on sale with a discounted price of 30 per cent for a limited time only!