Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2 – Catering
This course covers all the essential aspects of food hygiene and safety and will give food handlers the required certification to work with food.
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Our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 Course also known as Food Safety Level 2 and Food Hygiene Level 2 course gives food handlers the legally required certification to work in the catering and hospitality sector.

There are certain regulations from the EU that food businesses in the UK must comply with. Most notably, 852/2004 which relates to hygiene for foodstuffs. It states that businesses in the food services sector must ensure that staff who handle or prepare food are sufficiently instructed, trained, and supervised to carry out their work. Our Food Safety/Food Hygiene Course Level 2 has been developed with this in mind and is aimed at anyone within the hospitality or catering sectors, whether they are self employed or employed. The material that you will study is suitable for employees working in schools, colleges, or hospitals as well as fast food outlets, restaurants, hotels, kitchens, bars, cafes, or takeaways.

Our Food Safety Level 2 training covers the essential aspects of food hygiene and safety during all stages of food handling so that you can minimise food safety hazards and ensure that the food you work with remains safe for customers to consume. You will also learn about the legal responsibilities of working with food and how to comply with the law. We also offer an array of other hospitality courses that may be of interest to you.

Who Should Complete Level 2 Food Hygiene and Food Safety for Catering Course?

If you work in the food services industry and you prepare or serve food and/or beverages you must be trained in Food Safety and Hygiene so you can apply the principles to your work. This course is suitable for people at all stages of their career and can be used as an Induction, Awareness, Refresher, or Foundation training programme. The skills, knowledge, and expertise that you will gain from this course will enable you to work confidently, competently, and safely in the food services industry.

Course Content

Our Level 2 Food Safety Course and Food Hygiene Level 2 online course has been structured into seven easy to follow modules covering all aspects of food safety and hygiene.

Introduction to Food Safety – This introductory module will explore why food safety is so important and what risks are associated with poor food safety and hygiene standards. You will also learn about the legal requirements of food handlers as well as the consequences of breaking food safety law.

Personal Hygiene – In this section, we learn about the importance of personal hygiene. We examine how food handlers are potentially the biggest hazard in a food business and how they can ensure that they do not contaminate food with pathogenic bacteria or foreign body hazards.

Microbiological Food Hazards and their Control – You will learn about the different types of food hazards and how they can be avoided. You will gain a thorough understanding of bacteria, how cross contamination can occur and the various techniques you can use to prevent the spread of potentially harmful bacteria in your place of work.

Other Food Safety Hazards and their Control – In this module, we examine food allergens, allergic reactions, and how to keep customers with food allergies safe. We also cover chemical and physical food contamination and how you can prevent it from occurring.

Food Handling, Storage and Preparation – Here we learn how to handle food correctly, from delivery through to serving customers.  Find out how to store food correctly to avoid spoilage and contamination, how to prepare foods safely and the importance of temperature control.

Keeping the Workplace Clean and Hygienic – In this section, we learn why it is essential to clean correctly and how to clean effectively. We also examine the different methods of cleaning and gain an understanding of the various chemicals used in the cleaning process.

Design of Food Premises and the Control of Pests – Finally, we examine how the proper design of food premises can prevent the risk of food contamination. We also gain an understanding of the various risks associated with common pests and how we can control them.


Both our Food Safety and Health and Safety courses are approved by The Royal Society in the Prevention of Accidents. The ROSPA stamp of approval means you can be assured that our course content is the very best the market has to offer and is completely up to date in terms of best practice and legislation. The course is also endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality.


The Food Safety course is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace. The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of 30 multiple choice questions based on the material that you have studied. In order to pass the course, you will need to answer 21 out of 30 questions successfully (70% passmark). Once you have passed the course you can download your course food hygiene certificate in PDF from your learner area. If you don’t pass the course the first time, don’t worry, you can resit the test as many times as required.

Duration and Time Limit

The Food Safety course takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete, although there is no time limit and you can do it in your own time and in stages.


After passing the Food Safety course you can immediately download your PDF certificate, which is fully accredited by ROSPA and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality. The food hygiene certificate level 2 will allow you to work with food anywhere in the EU.

We Only Work with the Very Best

Our Food Safety course has been written in association with Food Safety experts with many years’ experience in their field. You will be learning from the best and you will come away from your training inspired by mentors who understand your industry.

Our courses will enable all kinds of businesses in the hospitality sector to provide high-quality learning and development opportunities for their employees.  From small hotels to large, chain restaurants, your employees will see the benefits of training with us. Additional courses include the likes of Health and Safety Level 2  and other hospitality and catering courses. What’s more, student’s who study our online training courses can access the training material from anywhere at any time resulting in cost and time savings in comparison with classroom based courses.

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Course Modules

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Microbiological Food Hazards and their Control
  • Other Food Safety Hazards and their Control
  • Food Handling, Storage and the Preparation of Food
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
  • The Layout and Design of ​Food Premises and Pest Control

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