This Food and Fire Safety training pack is made up of two popular Virtual College courses, Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering and Fire Safety. These courses are ideal for use as part of an induction for new staff or for those needing refresher training.
The training pack is designed to help you comply with UK legislation by providing your food-handling staff with the information they need to do their job effectively and safely.
- Online, self-paced training
- Comply with UK legislation
- Interactive courses with colourful animations
- Complete in three to four hours
- 24 hour learner support
- Instant digital certificates on completion
Why take this Food Hygiene and Fire Safety Training?
Food hygiene and fire safety training are essential for any hotel, guest house, restaurant, public house, cafe or school.
The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course will help you to raise understanding and achieve good standards of food safety and hygiene within your business. Upon completion, learners will have an understanding of a wide range of key food safety issues, including the three main types of food safety hazard, their sources and methods of control.
The Fire Safety course will teach your staff about the causes of fire, detection and warning systems, evacuation procedure and how to tackle small fires when necessary. The training will help you meet your legal obligation under the Fire Safety Regulations (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.
Food Hygiene e-learning content
After taking the Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course learners will:
- Understand common food hygiene terminology
- Understand the impact of food-bourne 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
Fire Safety e-learning content
After taking the Fire Safety course, learners will:
- Understand the key legislation involving fire safety
- Understand the legal requirements for workplace safety
- Understand the "Fire Triangle" and how it may be used
- Know how to react in a fire and understand the different warning systems
- Understand the importance of an evacuation plan and key evacuation legislation
- Understand the different types of fire and what the causes may be
- Understand which type of fire extinguishers to use
- Be able to take steps to minimise the risk of a fire occurring
The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering course is accredited by City and Guilds. The certificate awarded for completion of this course contains an authorisation seal.
The Fire Safety course is CPD certified. This means that the content of this training has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Both courses usually take between one and two hours each to complete, depending on the speed of learning. Learners do not have to complete all the training in one session as progress is recorded throughout and the training can be paused and resumed in our learning management system at any time.
Food Hygiene and Fire Safety training is essential for any hotel, guest house, restaurant, public house, café or school - whether you're a sole trader or looking after the interests of thousands of employees.
There are no entry requirements for taking this training.
Tests and certificates
Each 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 of each course. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Frequently asked questions
How does the training work?
This training consists of two online courses which you (or your learners) can complete on your computer, tablet or mobile device anywhere there is an internet connection.
The courses consist 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 keep in touch and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The training is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but each course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate.
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this training?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this training. 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 courses. 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 training 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 training work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This training 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 a 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.
Do the courses contain sound?
Yes, these courses contain 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 are these certificates valid for?
There is no set time for how long the certificates are valid for. It is generally recognised that both Food Hygiene and Fire Safety 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 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 course meets the UK training requirements for food handlers to undertake appropriate food safety training.
A Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene course 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.
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.