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International Level 2 Award in Food Safety Catering

All food handlers are required by law to comprehend the fundamentals of food hygiene and to know how to operate in a safe manner in order to guard against contamination of the food they serve. For anybody who handles, prepares, or serves food in the catering sector, this Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course is appropriate.

In this level 2 course, you will learn about your legal obligations as well as best practises for preventing threats to food safety, regulating temperatures, storing and preparing food, maintaining personal hygiene, and cleaning up work spaces. Through a variety of interactive activities, written material, and video information, you will gain knowledge about your obligations. After completing this class, you'll be confident in your understanding of food hygiene and be equipped with all the necessary skills and resources.

  • Introduction to Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Food Safety Legislation
  • Microbiological Hazards
  • Physical, Chemical and Allergenic Hazards
  • Food Storage
  • Food Preparation
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Food Premises Design, Layout, Size and Suitability
  • Food Premises Cleaning and Disinfection

The course is suitable for food handlers in all disciplines of the catering sector, including restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, fast-food outlets, takeaways, mobile food trucks, kitchens, hospitals, schools and colleges.

This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Chef / Cook
  • Bartender / Front of House Worker
  • Catering / Kitchen Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Support / Care / Charity Worker
  • Barista
  • Child Minder / Nursery Staff

After completing this course, you will:

Be able to describe the fundamentals of food safety management systems and be aware of your obligations—and those of your employer—under UK and EU food hygiene standards.

Understand the physical, chemical, biological, and allergic risks, as well as the significance of and methods for managing contamination.

Understand the best procedures for storing various types of food, be able to distinguish between "use by" and "best before" dates, and know how to rotate your stock efficiently.

Learn how to correctly check food temperatures and how to securely prepare food, including how to defrost, cook, chill, reheat, and hold hot food.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 30 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.