For Candidates Working in Catering, Retail and Manufacturing

The aim of this six hour course is to provide students with training in food safety and provide a nationally recognised food safety qualification.

The Level 2 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 and prepare food e.g. care staff, chefs, nursery nurses etc.

Course Content

  • Food safety legislation
  • Food poisoning
  • Bacteriology
  • Prevention of contamination and poisoning
  • Personal hygiene
  • Pest control
  • Equipment design
  • Cleaning & disinfection


The end of course assessment is conducted by a 30 question multi-choice assessment paper.


Level 2 Food Safety in Catering / Retail / Manufacturing
(You can sit the assessment relating to your working role e.g. catering)