Food Hygiene Course Level 2

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate course duration of 2 hours
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • 100% online training
  • No time limits

This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course is for staff whose role involves handling or preparing food. The course provides a thorough understanding of food hygiene so staff can work safely and reduce the risk of contamination. This helps to ensure that you comply with the relevant health and safety standards.

According to the Food Standards Agency, every year in the UK around 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur. It is also estimated that around 380,000 cases of norovirus linked to food occur in the UK per year.

This course will take approximately 2 hours to complete. This allows you to purchase the course now and complete the Level 2 Food Hygiene course on the same day. However, this is only an estimated time; you can take as long as you want to complete the online course.

The importance of Food Hygiene training

The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 requires all food handlers to be trained in accordance with their food work activity. Therefore, all food businesses must ensure that staff whose role involves handling or preparing food receive the appropriate training in food hygiene.

By maintaining good personal and food hygiene practices, you can avoid the mistakes that can cause food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses.

Food hygiene training helps to reduce the risk of food poisoning and knowledge of best hygiene practices will make sure that all of the food you serve is safe to eat.

For more information on this subject read our short article on Why is Food Hygiene Training Important?. It outlines the 4 Cs of food hygiene, the legal requirements for food safety and hygiene and the benefits of Food Hygiene and Safety training for your business.

Who is Food Hygiene and Safety training for?

The law requires all food handlers to have a basic understanding of the principles of food hygiene and know how to work safely when handling or preparing food.

This includes anyone working in restaurants, takeaways, cafes, bars, hotels, hospitals, prisons, schools, colleges and nurseries.

What are the learning outcomes for the Food Safety and Hygiene course?

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • List potential consequences of poor food safety for a variety of different people.
  • Outline what the law, including Natasha’s Law, says about food safety.
  • Describe the sources and symptoms of food poisoning.
  • Purchase food supplies safely and check deliveries of food.
  • Store food safely.
  • Prepare and cook meat, fish, eggs, rice and other foods safely.
  • Describe the effect of temperature on bacteria.
  • Describe common food pests and how to control them.
  • Outline rules of personal hygiene for food handlers.
  • Explain cleaning methods appropriate in food production.

When do I get my Food Hygiene certificate?

Food Hygiene Certificate (Level 2) Example

When you have successfully passed the online Food Hygiene course you will be able to download and print your Food Hygiene certificate straight away.

All of our courses comply to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and are certified by the CPD Certification Service.

This Food Hygiene course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

Your Food Hygiene certificate will include both logos, therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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How long is this Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate valid for?

To ensure knowledge of Food Safety best practices is maintained, we recommend resitting the Level 2 Food Hygiene training after 2 years. Our Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate doesn’t have an expiry date but we include a recommended renewal date instead.

Example Screens from the Food Hygiene and Safety course

Take a look below at some samples of our online course slides. We’ve learnt from our customers that keeping our course materials simple and easy to follow, helps with retaining information.

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What does the Level 2 Food Hygiene course cover?

This Level 2 Food Hygiene online course contains the following 9 topics:

1 – Why food safety is important

The first topic is about the importance of food safety. The topic identifies who needs to know about food safety and the consequences of inadequate food safety. You will also learn about four types of food contamination and which groups of people are most vulnerable to food poisoning.

2 – The law and food safety

The second topic describes UK food safety law. It outlines the basic principles of HACCP and identifies specific legal requirements for food preparation.

3 – Food poisoning

The third topic identifies food poisoning bacteria and their consequences. You will learn about how bacteria reproduce and the effect of temperature on bacteria. The topic also covers other sources of food poisoning.

4 – Purchasing and deliveries

Topic 4 is about food purchasing and deliveries. You will learn about dates on food and how to use carrier bags safely. The topic describes how to check deliveries properly and when deliveries should be rejected.

5 – Food storage

Topic 5 is about food storage. The topic describes how to store, refrigerate, freeze and defrost food safely. You will learn about the best areas of the fridge for different types of food.

6 – Preparing and cooking food

Topic 6 shows you how to prepare food in a way that reduces the risk of contamination. You will learn about which meat and fish it safe to eat rare. The topic provides tips on barbecues and how to cook eggs, rice and pulses safely.

7 – Food pests

Topic 7 is about food pests. It identifies animals that can contaminate food. You will also learn how to spot the signs of food pests and how to deal with them.

8 – Personal Hygiene

Topic 8 is about personal hygiene. It covers the importance of hand washing and rules of personal hygiene for food handlers.

9 – Cleaning methods

The final topic outlines the standard cleaning process for food preparation areas. You will learn how and when to clean surfaces and equipment.

Level 2 Food Hygiene online course assessment

Once you have completed the nine topics, you will be allowed to take the assessment. The Food Hygiene course generates an assessment from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment. This makes the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment. In addition, the training course gives useful feedback so learners can learn from incorrect responses.

Level 2 Food Hygiene online course reviews

i2Comply ReviewsOur Level 2 Food Hygiene online course has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. We have had some great reviews left by some of our previous customers. To read their reviews click the stars under the course title at the top of the page.

Some examples of our positive reviews are “Easy to follow instructions and very informative made the course easy.”, “A good course that cover the most basic in food hygiene and safety.” and “Great tool to review your own knowledge and to create a safe work environment, where everybody knows the basic to cook safe and delicious food.”.

Other online Food Hygiene & Safety courses

I2Comply provides other Food Hygiene & Safety courses that can benefit your workplace and make it a safer place to work. Courses include:

  1. Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Training Course
  2. Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Training Course
  3. Level 3 Food Hygiene and Safety Training Course
  4. Food Allergen Awareness Training Course

I2Comply do not only supply Food Hygiene & Safety courses, we offer a host of courses across many categories including health & safety, regulatory compliance, health & social care and fire safety.

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