Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course


Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering Course

This course has replaced the Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene (Basic Food Hygiene) and is designed to give all food handlers an appreciation of good hygiene practice.

Who should attend

  • Anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served.
  • Example environments include pubs, hotels, fast-food outlets, child-minders, residential homes, nursing homes, schools, pre-schools and nursery schools.

Course syllabus

  • Legislation
  • Temperature control
  • Food safety hazards
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold handling
  • Cooking, hot-handling and reheating
  • Food handling
  • Cleaning
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Personal hygiene

Course duration

  • Seven hours excluding breaks
  • Courses are normally run over a one eight-hour day but other combinations are available, such as three, three-hour evenings etc.
  • Weekend courses are available for your group

Course dates

  • Closed courses can be held at your site for your group of up to 12 students at times and date to suit you.
  • Individual places available on courses at our various Training Centres.  Please visit our Book Here page for courses close to your location.


  • A thirty question multi-choice assessment paper (may be conducted orally)
  • Candidates must achieve twenty or more correct answers to be awarded the certificate
  • Delegates will require sufficient fluency in written and spoken English at national literacy level 2 to cope with the course
  • On successful completion, students will be awarded either a Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance, or Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) certificate.


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