Food Hygiene and Safety 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

This Food Hygiene and Safety course (Level 2) 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. Ensuring that you are complying with all of the relevant health and safety standards.

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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.

Food Hygiene (Level 2) Certificate Example

When do I get my Food Hygiene and Safety certificate?

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

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

This Ladder Safety Awareness 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 certificate will include both logos, therefore you can use it to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the Food Hygiene and Safety course cover?

The 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 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.


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.

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