Who is this course for?
This Level 2 course is designed for all workers who handle, prepare and serve food.
By law, all food handlers must have an understanding of the principles of food hygiene and know how to work safely to protect the food they prepare, store and serve from contamination.
Course Aim –
To provide learners with the knowledge required to ensure that they meet UK food safety and hygiene requirements.
Course content –
Module 1 – Keeping food safe and food safety legislation
Who is responsible for keeping food safe?
Why food safety and safety procedures are important
Food Poisoning and Food Borne Illness
Food Safety Law
The FSA national Food Hygiene rating scheme
Legal Notices and penalties
Due diligenceModule 2 – – Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
Sources of Bacteria
Multiplication of Bacteria
High and Low Risk foods
Chemical ContaminationModule 3 – Allergens
Food Allergies and Intolerances
Clear communication of allergen informationModule 4 – Food Spoilage, Preservation and Storage
Checking the temperature of food
When to measure and what to do if the temperature is unsafe
Storing new deliveries of food
Stocking and cleaning the fridge
Cooking foods safely
Hot holding, cooling and reheating
• Food Premises and Equipment
Module 5 – Personal Hygiene
Personal Hygiene and clothing
Hair, nails, jewelleryModule 6 – Food Pests and Control
Types of Pest
Signs of Pest Infestation and methods of controlModule 7 – Cleaning and Disinfection
Cleaning and Disinfection – best practice
Cleaning – health and safety guidelines
Clean or disinfect?Module 8 – Food Safety Management Systems
• HAACP Principles
Duration: 90-180 minutes
Assessment and Certification –
Continuous self-checks throughout the course (100% pass mark required to progress to next lesson) and an end of course multiple-choice test with an 80% pass mark
Verifiable CPD points: 4
This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. Learners can study at their own pace and log in and out as often as they wish.
• Appeals to a broad range of learning styles with interactive quizzes and audio features.
• Allows learners to work at their own pace, testing their knowledge as they progress through the course.
• The course has been designed in line with the British Dyslexia Association “Dyslexia friendly style guide” guidelines.