Food Safety Training Level 2

This food safety course covers all the basics on food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen.

This course is a level 2 course for general food hygiene training for people working directly with food.

Course Curriculum:

  • Food Hygiene Legislation
    • (Relevant Legislation, The Environmental Health Officer, HACCP)
  • Bacteriology and Food Poisoning
    • (What are bacteria and how do they grow and affect us, How we control their growth, Food poisoning and its effect, Symptoms of food poisoning, Types of infections, Chemicals and foreign objects, Natural plant foods and allergies)
  • Food Contamination
    • (Cross contamination, The danger zone, Ways of preventing cross contamination, Chopping board colours, High risk foods, Pest control, Hot food display units, Working at a bar, Serving in a restaurant)
  • Personal Hygiene
    • (Hand washing and hand gels, Protective clothing, Reporting Illness, First Aid Kits for food preparation, How you need to act at work)
  • Food storage and Preservation
    • (Principles of food preservation, Date marks, damaged food and record keeping, Food Preservation Methods, Salting, Pickling, Food spoilage, Heating, Refrigeration and freezing, Egg precautions, Dietary Requirements, People at high risk, Traditional methods of preservation, Preventing food spoilage, Warning signs)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
    • (Outline the importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behavior, Describe how to report food safety hazards, Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators)
  • Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic
    • (Explain the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including its role in reducing the risk of contamination, Describe effective personal hygiene practices, for example, protective clothing, hand washing, personal illnesses, cuts and wounds)
  • Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
    • (Explain how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy to include cleaning and disinfection methods, safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals and materials, and waste disposal, State how work flow, work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning, Outline the importance of pest control)
  • Understand the importance of keeping food safe
    • (State the sources and risks to food safety from contamination and cross contamination to include microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards, Explain how to deal with food spoilage including recognition, reporting and disposal, Describe safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food, Explain the importance of temperature controls when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food, Describe stock control procedures including deliveries, storage, date marking and stock rotation)

 Course Duration:

This course has a guidance training time of 4 hours, this is completed over a one half day.


Each student will gain a nationally recognised Food Safety Level 2 qualification, valid for three years.

This course is also available as a QCF course at an additional charge here.


For more information or to book a course, please contact us here.



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