A Nationally Recognised Food Qualification

The aim of the course is to provide students with an introduction to food safety and to gain a nationally recognised food safety qualification.

The Level 1 Award in Food Safety is a qualification intended for candidates working in catering / retail / manufacturing environments and those who are preparing to work in the industry.

Persons gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. The subjects covered are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.
The course is designed for those who serve food (not prepare food).

Course Content

  • Introduction to food safety – law, food poisoning etc.
  • Food safety legislation
  • Contamination
  • Cleaning & disinfection
  • Personal hygiene


The end of course assessment is conducted by a 15 question multi-choice assessment paper.


Level 1 Food Safety in Catering / Retail / Manufacturing
(You can sit the assessment relating to your working role e.g. catering)