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Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Course
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Course
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering Course
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This Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Certificate for Catering course satisfies a food handler’s legal obligation to undertake appropriate food safety training.

The online course is suitable for anyone who handles or prepares food or is involved in the management of such people in a catering environment. This includes hotels, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, fast food outlets, kitchens, hospitals, prisons, schools and colleges.

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactive course with colourful animations
  • Complete in two to three hours
  • 24 hour learner support
  • Instant digital certificate on completion
Description

EU Regulation 852/2004 requires food businesses to ensure any staff who handles food are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate for the work they do.

Why take this course?

The Level 2 certificate is a great way to boost staff development, give confidence to customers and demonstrate the compliance of your organisation.

Upon completion of this course learners will know the correct temperatures needed for storage and food handling activities from delivery through to sale, and be aware of common food pests and how to control them, along with the principles of cleaning and disinfection and how these apply to the workplace.

Environmental Health Officer accepted

Environmental Health Officers look for trained and well-informed staff that hold a good understanding of food hygiene and safety. This course demonstrates independent learning and shows that staff are taking appropriate training to ensure they can handle food safely.

E-learning content

The content of this e-learning course includes:

  • An introduction to food safety and hygiene
  • The impact of foodborne illness
  • Understanding food law
  • Food safety hazards and contamination
  • Food preservation, storage and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hygienic premises and equipment
  • Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)

Training outcomes

By the end of the course learners will:

  • Understand common food hygiene terminology
  • Understand the impact of foodborne illness
  • Know about food law and legislation
  • Know how contamination can be prevented and controlled
  • Understand food storage and preservation
  • Know the importance of personal hygiene
  • Understand how to keep premises and equipment clean
  • Understand HACCP principles

Accreditation

This course is accredited by City and Guilds and the certificate, awarded upon successful completion, includes an authorisation seal.

Course duration

Approximately 2-3 hours to complete. As an e-learning course you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Target Audience

This food safety and hygiene course is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people. The course can be used either as Induction, Awareness, Refresher or Foundation Training.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 30 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. If you have bought the posted certificate option, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate is sent the next working day.

How It Works

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 2 certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for. It is generally industry recognised that food hygiene certificates are renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.

What is the difference between Level 1, 2 and 3 Food Safety and Hygiene?

An introductory, or Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene course will give you the necessary understanding of preparing food at home but is unfortunately not suitable for working directly in a food environment.

A level 2 food safety certificate fits the legal requirement in the UK for food handlers that must undertake food safety training as part of their work.

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.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (70)

Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
2 days ago
Not at all impressed with the course. Some parts were dead slow and one part I couldn't get thru it. It just froze completely twice. Asked for a refund as I was so unimpressed.
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
13 days ago
An excellent course with brilliant resources..........
– Eric walker
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
20 days ago
I found the course both useful and interesting. Victoria
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
21 days ago
Excellent course materails and suitable assessment
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
22 days ago
I did the food hygiene and safety course as a refresher as my previous certificate had expired. I need this as I run a group and I provide toast, crumpets, etc at lunch time. I found it very informative and quite easy to follow. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in going into the catering industry.
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
24 days ago
Great course good content
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
25 days ago
I found it quite repetative.
– Christina
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
one month ago
It's impossible to move to the next section until the audio has finished which is a real waste of time if you're a fast reader, visual learner or if you're deaf (which is frankly discriminatory).
– Customer
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
one month ago
The web course is good but the website is not that easy
– A Hancock
Level 2 Catering Campaign 1
one month ago
Super learning Well planned and paced I got much more from the course than I expected
– Customer
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