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Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Food business operators are required by law, to ensure that food handlers receive appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely. To help businesses ensure that employees are trained, we run a nationally recognised training course, the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering. This qualification replaces the former Foundation and Basic courses.

Candidates who have taken a Level 2 Award in Food Safety are recommended to take a refresher course within three years to ensure that their knowledge is relevant and up to date.

Who is the course intended for?

This course is intended for anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. Typical environments may include pubs, hotels, restaurants, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.

Compliance with the law need not necessarily involve attending formal and/or accredited training but many good food businesses choose to do so.

Candidates must have a good understanding of English. The course tuition and handbook are in English.

A short written multiple-choice test is taken at the end of the day. Where candidates have reading difficulties or other special needs please contact us to find out what assistance we can offer. Arrangements can be made, upon request, for an alternative oral test to be taken.

What does the course cover?

The one-day course covers:
  • The importance of food safety
  • Hazards to food
  • Physical and chemical hazards
  • Biological hazards
  • Illness from food
  • High-risk food
  • Time and temperature control
  • Personal hygiene
  • Premises and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food pests
  • From production to safe storage
  • Preparing and presenting food
  • Food safety control

On completing the course employees who handle food will gain a firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved. They will have the confidence and expertise to deliver quality food safely to customers.

Course dates and booking

Courses are held at East Suffolk House, Melton and Riverside, Lowestoft. The cost is £72.00 per person and includes tea and coffee. To help keep the cost of the course to an affordable level, lunch is not provided. Courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm.

We have no planned dates for this course.