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Level 2 HACCP course
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
Level 2 HACCP Training Course

Our Level 2 HACCP Training course has been designed for all food industries and sectors including: manufacturing, catering, retail, packaging and distributions.

Our course provides learners with the knowledge to implement and maintain hygiene procedures, based on the internationally recognised HACCP system, as required by EU Food law (Regulation 852/2004, Article 5).

  • CPD approved training
  • Instant digital certificate on completion
  • Complete in two to three hours
  • Online, self-paced training
  • Interactivity with colourful animations
  • 24-hour learner support from the Virtual College team

Level 2 HACCP Training 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 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.

Our course has been certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines, ensuring that you will be receiving a course of the highest standard. Overall, it contributes two to three hours towards your continuous professional development.

What is HACCP?

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 HACCP seven principles.

What legislation does this HACCP course cover?

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.

Who should take this HACCP course and why?

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.

What does this Level 2 HACCP course cover?

To help develop a greater understanding of the HACCP principles, our interactive course is divided into the following lessons:

  • 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

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.

Level 2 HACCP certificate

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, CPD and Dialog logo 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.

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 my certificate valid for?

There is no set time for how long a certificate is valid for. It is generally industry recognised that Level 2 HACCP certificates are renewed every three years. However, some employers may require you to renew your certification every year.


Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: (10)

Level 2 HACCP Training Course
2 months ago
Good quality course considering it's price. It completely squashes other random courses on the same topic
– Jonhny Gutenberg
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
4 months ago
Really easy and perfect outlining in ever modual thanks
– ahmed patel
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
4 months ago
Thanks everything was perfect
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
4 months ago
good thorough course
– Mrs Caroline Elliott
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
7 months ago
Very good !!
– Customer CSABA-IANOS
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
9 months ago
Course was good and covered everything needed.
– Customer
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
one year ago
Enjoyed learning online. Nicely compiled.
– Customer
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
one year ago
It’s very clear in its training and your answers are in front of you
– stephen keenan
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
one year ago
I enjoyed the course very much and I liked the fact that I was issued with my certificate immediately.
– Customer
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
2 years ago
Great design. It would be nice to have a blank template plan as resource.
– Deborah Avelino
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