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Level 2 HACCP Training 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. This 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).

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

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.

Why take the Level 2 HACCP course?

This Level 2 HACCP Training course teaches learners about the HACCP regulations for the management of food safety. It is designed to ensure that food handlers know how to comply with the HACCP Food Hygiene guidelines and can confidently implement food safety practices in their workplace.

Once the course is complete, learners will understand what HACCP is and how to implement it, how to carry out their daily activities correctly, and the importance of their role in the success of this food safety system.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for employees at any level in a food business. This includes Chefs, Bar staff, Food advisers, Kitchen assistants, kitchen staff, lunchtime supervisors, waiters and servers. This course will teach learners how to help implement a HACCP strategy and ensure their business is compliant with any legal legislation.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone who works with food, including food handlers and supervisors, as well as anyone who works in the food industry but does not necessarily handle food.

Level 2 HACCP Training course content

This course includes the following lesson plan:

  • 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

Level 2 HACCP Training outcomes

After completing the course, food safety workers will:

  • Understand the need for a food safety system based on HACCP
  • Understand the contaminations and hazards that are a threat for any food business and the controls that can be put in place for prevention
  • Know the terms used in HACCP and how Critical Control Points are delivered
  • Understand how HACCP can be put into effect within your workplace
  • Understand the need for procedures and documentation to be able to produce consistently safe food


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


You will be able to download and print a certificate after completing this course.

Course duration

The course takes approximately two to three hours to complete, but this depends on how quickly each learner studies and absorbs material.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Testing and HACCP certification

At the end of the course, there is a test consisting of 15 multiple choice questions. An 80% pass mark is required, and learners will get three attempts to achieve this if needed, at no extra cost.

If additional attempts are required, you will need to contact the Virtual College support team.

After you've passed, you'll be able to download a digital certificate, which you can print off for your own records.

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

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Level 2 HACCP Training Course
one month ago
Very good !!
– Customer CSABA-IANOS
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
4 months ago
Course was good and covered everything needed.
– Customer
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10 months ago
Enjoyed learning online. Nicely compiled.
– Customer
Level 2 HACCP Training Course
11 months 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
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2 years ago
Great design. It would be nice to have a blank template plan as resource.
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