Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

The aim of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that is essential in the catering industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel together with cost-effective, practical control measures.

The qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for persons providing services to catering premises including pest control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, laundry and delivery personnel.

The achievement of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification will enable learners to identify how to make changes to catering practices in order to improve the safety of catering services.

The Ofqual approved Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism. It is therefore fully cognisant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by Environmental Health Practitioners, Auditors and other Enforcement Officers.

Course content

Food Safety Course Level 2This course will cover the following

  • Introduction to food safety
  • The Law
  • Simple bacteriology
  • Food safety hazards
  • Taking temperatures
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods
  • Personal hygiene
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Disinfecting and Cleaning
  • Pest control
  • Food premises and equipment
  • End of course examination

Course Duration
1 day  9.00am – 5.00 pm

Course size
Maximum course size 20

Multiple-choice question examination

Candidates who successfully pass the course will receive a Level 2 award in food safety in catering certificate.