Food Hygiene and Safety (Level 1)

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  • Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Certified by CPD
  • Audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration of 1 hour
  • Downloadable certificate on completion

An introductory Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course which ensures staff have a basic knowledge of food hygiene so they can work safely.

If your role involves directly handling or preparing high-risk foods, then you will need to take a Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety training course.

This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course has been assured by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Qualifications and certified by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

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Who is it for?

The information contained in this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course is relevant to everyone whose role involves handling of pre-packaged low-risk foods and is required to have a basic knowledge of general food safety and best practices.

When do I get my certificate?Food Hygiene (Level 1) Certificate Example

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

As this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service and assured by RoSPA Qualifications, your certificate will contain both logos and can be used to provide evidence for compliance.

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What does the course cover?

The course contains the following 5 topics and includes an assessment:

Why food safety is important

  • Who needs to know about food safety?
  • The consequences of inadequate food safety.
  • The elements of food safety.
  • 4 types of food contamination.
  • Which groups of people are most vulnerable to food poisoning?
  • The laws that relate to food safety.


  • How bacteria grow.
  • What happens to bacteria at various temperatures?
  • How to refrigerate and freeze food safely.
  • How to ‘hot hold’ food safely.

Food pests

  • The kinds of animals that can contaminate food.
  • How to recognise the signs of food pests.
  • Methods for dealing with food pests.

Personal Hygiene

  • How to wash your hands effectively.
  • When you need to wash your hands.
  • The rules of personal hygiene for food handlers.

Cleaning Methods

  • The standard cleaning process for food preparation areas.
  • How and when to clean surfaces and equipment.


The assessment is generated from question banks so that the questions change each time a candidate takes the assessment – making the training suitable for initial and refresher training.

There is no limit on the number of attempts at the assessment and informative feedback is given so candidates can learn from their incorrect responses.

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