Group price from £320.00 + £9.00 / person for accreditation + vat.

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety is a course that focuses expressly on the needs of food handlers in the specific sector of the food industry in which they work. Courses are available to meet the specific needs of Caterers, Food Manufacturers and Food Retailers. This qualification has changed in 2017 from being Ofqual registered QCF to that of RQF.

Course Description

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The food handlers role within the context of a food safety management system is emphasised. Hazard identification and controls, record keeping and reporting procedures are integral to the programme.

All operators within the Food Sector who come into direct contact with food need to be trained to this level 2 qualification. This is the industries standard basic level where operators are preparing, cooking and/or serving food.


The syllabus has the flexibility to enable training to be tailored to meet specific needs. Overall, it enables employees to:

  • take personal responsibility for following food safety procedures
  • keep themselves clean and hygienic
  • receive and store food safely


Employees who handle food will gain a firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems involved. They will have the confidence and expertise to deliver quality food safely to customers.

Course duration and assessment

The course is of 6 hours duration, it is followed by a thirty question multi-choice examination paper, which may be conducted orally. Candidates who achieve twenty or more correct answers will be awarded the certificate.

In-house courses are available throughout the UK. for a maximum of 20 delegates.

Course content

  • legislation
  • food safety hazards
  • temperature control
  • refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
  • cooking, hot holding and reheating
  • food handling
  • principles of safe food storage
  • cleaning
  • food premises and equipment