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Healthcare and Statutory & Mandatory

Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Hydration in Social Care

With this Food Hygiene, Nutrition and Hydration course discover how to successfully maintain food safety and hygiene safety requirements when preparing, serving and clearing away food and drink. Also explore the principles of hydration and nutrition and how to support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.

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Course Overview

  • Introductory Course
  • 30 Study Minutes
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate
  • 1 CPD Hour
  • CPD Certified

Course description

When preparing food, feeding, and providing refreshments, it is important to ensure food safety requirements are met, and nutrition and hydration has been considered (and potentially monitored) to meet the needs and provide safety to people in your care.

Learn how to promote a safe and hygienic working environment when preparing, serving and clearing away food and drink, meeting all safety requirements whilst being able to support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care.

You will learn

  • Be able to apply food safety measure when providing food and drink for individuals
  • Be able to maintain hygiene when handling food and drink
  • Be able to meet safety requirements when preparing and serving food and drink for individuals
  • Be able to meet safety requirements when clearing away food and drink
  • Be able to store food and drinks safely
  • Be able to state the principles of hydration and nutrition
  • Be able to support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their plan of care
  • Know how to safely access additional advice or support about food safely

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Care workers in residential/domiciliary settings, or support workers, wanting to get a good understanding of what is required of them within their role.
  • For anyone working in a Social Care setting wanting annual refresher training

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    This online course consists 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 stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

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