Food Hygiene And Safety For Catering Certificate Level 2

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Level 2 food hygiene

Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering Course by EHOs

Our online Level 2 Food Hygiene course meets UK regulations for food handlers and incorporates the latest UK food safety and hygiene training standards, providing a tailored program for those who deal with or come in contact with food. 

This food safety management course covers an overview of food safety and hygiene regulations that outline the preparation and sale of food that is safe to eat. The certificate includes: 

  • Repercussions of food-borne diseases
  • Food legislation
  • Food conservation
  • Temperature management and storage
  • Personal hygiene
  • Hazard analysis (HACCP)

Our courses are specifically designed to assist you in adhering to food hygiene laws and meeting the standards set by your local authority. They are written and developed in accordance with industry guidance derived from food hygiene legislation.

Recognising the significance of implementing food hygiene practices in businesses, we collaborate with Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Practitioners who possess extensive experience in performing inspections, audits, and providing technical advice to food establishments. 

This collaboration ensures that our Food Hygiene and HACCP courses provide accurate and easily understandable information regarding food hygiene requirements. 

Furthermore, we consult with these experts to stay informed about any changes in legislation, ensuring that our compliance training is always up-to-date.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Level 2 Food Safety Management for Caterers

Don’t take any chances when it comes to food safety and hygiene. Our comprehensive online course is specifically designed to meet the UK food training requirements and is perfect for anyone who handles or works with food. By completing the course, you’ll gain the confidence you need to ensure the safety of both yourself and your customers.

 

Duration: 2 Hours
Online Study & Resources
Free Downloaded Certification
Optional Posted Certificate
CPD Points: 2
CPD-accredited
Meets CQC Requirements
 

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Understand how to comply with food hygiene regulations
  • Demonstrate how to make food safely
  • Describe how to train staff members in proper food safety
 
We understand that your time is valuable, which is why our courses are designed with the learner in mind. Our easily manageable modules can be completed in any order and at any time, allowing you to tailor your training to fit your needs and schedule. Sign up now and take the first step towards becoming a food safety and hygiene expert.

WrittEN by
Hanna Ward.

Qualified Environmental Health Officer (EHO)

Hanna is a fully qualified and registered Environmental Health Officer (EHO) with relevant experience in health, and food safety. Hanna holds a full-time position at a local authority but also extends freelance Festival and Events Food Safety Solutions and business consultancy to interested parties. Drawing from over ten years of experience in the food service, events & hospitality industry, Hanna is well equipped to provide food business consultancy that extends beyond safety into areas such as the development of service standards, staff training, menu design, kitchen design, and event kitchens.

What are Environmental Health Officers?

An Environmental Health Officer is a professional responsible for ensuring public health and safety by monitoring and regulating various aspects of the environment that could impact human health. Their work focuses on preventing and managing environmental hazards that may affect individuals and communities.

 

Key responsibilities of EHOs can include:

Food Safety and Hygiene

  • Inspecting and regulating food establishments to ensure compliance with hygiene and safety standards.
  • Investigating food-related complaints and outbreaks of food-borne illnesses.

Housing and Health

  • Inspecting and enforcing housing standards to ensure safe and healthy living conditions
  • Addressing issues related to dampness, pests, overcrowding, and other housing-related hazards.

Environmental Pollution

  • Monitoring and managing air, water, and noise pollution to protect public health and the environment.
  • Investigating pollution incidents and enforcing regulations to mitigate pollution.

Health and Safety at Work

  • Conducting inspections of workplaces to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Providing advice and guidance to businesses to improve occupational health and safety.

Health Promotion

  • Promoting healthy lifestyles and educating the public on health-related matters, such as nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being.

Infectious Disease Control

  • Monitoring and managing the control of infectious diseases within the community to prevent outbreaks and protect public health.

Licensing and Environmental Permits

  • Managing and processing applications for various licenses and permits related to environmental health, including premises licenses and permits for hazardous substances.

Waste Management

  • Regulating and managing waste disposal to ensure safe and environmentally responsible practices.

Emergency Response and Preparedness

  • Providing support and expertise in emergency situations, such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or chemical incidents.

Environmental Health Officers play a vital role in safeguarding the health and well-being of the public by enforcing legislation and regulations aimed at maintaining a healthy environment. Their work involves a combination of inspection, education, enforcement, and community engagement to promote and protect public health.

Course Content

What Does The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Certificate Cover?

The course consists of a single unit which covers various aspects of food safety in a catering environment. This includes a wide range of topics including food allergens, pest control, reducing cross-contamination and managing food waste. Cleaning protocols are explained, including high-priority cleaning, using dishwashers, and preparing cleaning schedules.

The course also covers the safe storage of food including how to chill down, freeze, defrost and reheat food safely. Learners will also receive guidance on stock control and dealing with suppliers.

Lessons

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD-accredited Food Safety Management for Caterers (Level 2) free course certificate.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Who Is This Course Suitable For?

Our Food Hygiene online course was created as an introductory Level 2, making it an ideal certification to support:

  • Refresher Training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge Enhancement

Although there’s no legal requirement for UK food handlers to hold a food hygiene certificate, food business operators are required by law to ensure that they receive appropriate food hygiene training. This training needs to be relevant to the role that they work in so that they can carry out their work effectively and safely.

Our Level 2 Food Safety for Catering course is designed to be appropriate for all staff who work in catering environments. It is suitable for food handlers in the catering sector which includes hotels, cafes, restaurants, bars, fast food retailers, takeaways, mobile food vans, catering kitchens, schools, colleges and hospitals.

Who Should Consider Our Food Hygiene Level 2 Course?

 

  • Chef/Cook
  • Bartender
  • Front of House
  • Catering Assistant
  • Midday Assistant
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Charity Worker
  • Barista
  • Nursery Assistant
  • School Lunchtime Assistants
  • Hospital Kitchen Staff

The course may also be of benefit to managers and supervisors who want to gain a better understanding of the food hygiene regulations that apply to their workplace.

Why Take This Course?

Consider taking this course to address the risks of food-borne illnesses, with over 2 million cases occurring annually in the UK. Insufficient knowledge and training among workers can pose health hazards for consumers.

Food businesses have a legal obligation to protect consumers from harmful food, meeting quality and labelling standards. Failure to comply may result in action from regulatory agencies like the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Enrolling in our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 for Catering course will mitigate risks for employees involved in food preparation, handling, and serving. It provides essential information, instruction, and training aligned with food safety legislation and best practices. Participants will learn food hygiene, safe handling, storage, and serving, promoting the well-being of all.

Certification

Level 2 Food Hygiene Assessment & Certification

You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued. You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost, during the 12-month course access period.

On successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded a CPD-accredited Food Safety Management for Caterers (Level 2) course certificate. A free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and is dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom.

What is Food Hygiene Training?

All food business operators need to put in place effective food safety procedures so that the food that they prepare and serve is safe to eat. Food hygiene training ensures that all employees are aware of the food safety regulations that apply to their workplace and understand the procedures that have been put in place. This will allow them to carry out their role in a way that promotes food hygiene and meets the relevant food safety regulations. 

Food operators also need to consider issues such as the suppliers they use and how the food is transported to and from their premises. Following good food hygiene practices will not only ensure that their food is safe to eat, but can also improve safety in the workplace, reduce food waste and improve profitability.

Choose Food Hygiene Training with Caredemy

Caredemy’s online academy provides online food safety training courses that are designed by industry experts to meet the requirements of UK food handlers. Our courses are CPD-accredited and we ensure that our care skills courses meet the requirements of the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Online food hygiene courses are a convenient way for food handlers to fit important training into their busy schedule. To help learners keep track of their progress, we provide them with a personal online Learner Dashboard. This also allows managers to track learner progress and certification so that they can maintain accurate staff training records. 

Instant access to the course materials is provided to learners as soon as payment for their course has been received by Caredemy. This allows them to get straight on with their studies as soon as possible. And because we’re confident you’ll be satisfied with your online food hygiene course, all Caredemy courses come with a 14-day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee. 

To find out more about the Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Caterers course, you can visit the course page. If you have any further queries, you can also email our Student Support team who will be happy to help.

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FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT FOR CATERERS (LEVEL 2) FAQ

Food Safety for Caterers Level 2 Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the Food Safety Management for Caterers (Level 2) course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD-accredited Food Safety Management for Caterers course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address

Yes, the Food Safety Management for Caterers (Level 2) course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections.

Our Level 2 catering certificate aims to provide food handlers with a thorough knowledge and comprehension of food hygiene principles. This includes the significance of food hygiene, potential food safety risks, recommended hygiene practices, and guidelines for implementing food safety management systems.

If you are employed in a food preparation, manufacturing, or retail setting where food is cooked and handled, Level 2 Food Hygiene online training is mandatory. Businesses must ensure all their employees are provided with this education training to ensure safe practices are followed and understood. This program imparts awareness of the significance of food safety and instils safe procedures.

With all our resources readily available on your online portal, you can complete this course in as much time as you need. We recommend putting aside at least 2 hours of study time before you attempt the multiple-answer exam at the end.

The duration of validity for a Level 2 food safety and hygiene for catering Certificate varies depending on the certification body. Generally, it is valid for 1 to 3 years.

The content of the Level 2 food safety and hygiene for catering test typically covers topics such as food handling, storage, preparation, hygiene practices, cross-contamination prevention, and legal requirements in the catering industry.

To obtain a Level 2 hygiene certificate, you need to complete a training course accredited by relevant authorities or recognised training providers and pass the associated examination.

The Level 2 Food Safety in Catering distance learning course is designed to enable learners to study remotely through online materials, video lectures, and assessments. It allows flexibility in learning at your own pace.

You can study for this course by enrolling in a certified training program or online distance learning course provided by reputable institutions.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. It is relevant to this course as it helps individuals in the catering industry stay updated with the latest knowledge and practices to enhance their professional skills and maintain their competence.

The specific time limit for completing the course may vary depending on the course provider, but typically, learners are given a reasonable timeframe to complete the training and assessments.

The Food Hygiene Level 2 course is designed for individuals working or aspiring to work in the catering industry, including food handlers, chefs, kitchen staff, and supervisors.

The course price usually will cover the training materials, assessments, and certification, including a PDF textbook. 

Course renewal requirements differ based on the certification body and local regulations. In most cases, re-certification is needed every 3 to 5 years to ensure knowledge is up-to-date and compliant with industry standards.

Our courses are specifically designed to assist you in adhering to food hygiene laws and meeting the standards set by your local authority. They are written and developed in accordance with industry guidance derived from food hygiene legislation. Recognising the significance of implementing food hygiene practices in businesses, we collaborate with Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Practitioners who possess extensive experience in performing inspections, audits, and providing technical advice to food establishments. This collaboration ensures that our Food Hygiene and HACCP courses provide accurate and easily understandable information regarding food hygiene requirements. Furthermore, we consult with these experts to stay informed about any changes in legislation, ensuring that our compliance training is always up-to-date.

Additional Level 2 Food Hygiene Courses 

We have an extensive range of CPD-compliant, online training courses allowing you and your team to expand their knowledge and proficiency in food hygiene.

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You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

On completion of the exam, a free certificate is instantly available for you to download or print.

A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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