Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2


food safety and hygiene for catering level 2 course

(Bulk discounts offered)

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CPD Certified

What's involved?

The first unit looks at key terminology, hazards, the importance of food safety, the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS), the Food Hygiene Information Scheme (FHIS) in Scotland, food safety law and how this in enforced.
In this unit we look at microbiological hazards, pathogens, spores, toxins, food poisoning, vulnerable groups, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia Coli (E. coli) 0157, food spoilage, raw foods, high and low risk foods, viral contamination, bacterial multiplication, and temperature control.
In this unit we look at physical, chemical, and allergenic hazards and their associated control measures. We also look at allergic reactions, the 14 allergens, anaphylaxis, allergen labelling laws and Natasha’s law.
In this unit we look at managing food storage, suppliers and deliveries, delivery temperatures, food labelling, use by dates, best before dates, dry food storage, fruit and vegetable storage, safe food storage principles, refrigerator temperatures, frozen food storage and stock rotation.
In this unit we look at thawing frozen food, cooking food, reheating food, checking food temperatures, cooling food, hot holding, cold holding, displaying chilled foods, food preparation and serving food.
In this unit we look at hand hygiene, hand washing, use of plasters, using gloves, personnel hygiene, bad habits, protective clothing, reporting illness and food handler responsibilities.
In this unit we look at food premises and the law, design and layout, lighting and ventilation, fixtures and fittings, staff facilities, machinery, food handling equipment, principles of design, food handling equipment, waste management and food handler responsibilities.
In this unit we look at cleaning and disinfection, cleaning schedules, 6 stages of cleaning, cleaning food storage areas, dishwashers, removing waste, pests, and pest prevention.

Why should I study food safety?

This Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Level 2 course is for anyone who handles, prepares or serves food. Anyone that handles food within their job role is required by law to have undergone suitable food hygiene training and this course meets this requirement.

This online food safety course is designed to help those who handle food understand their legal responsibilities as well as what constitutes best practice in regards to controlling food safety hazards, food storage, food preparation, personal hygiene and cleaning.

This Food Safety for Catering Level 2 course uses interactive tasks, videos and written guidance, this online course covers many food safety topics to develop an understanding of safe practices within the workplace. As such, this course breaks down the content into smaller manageable chunks and provides plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge.

To complete the course, it takes around 3 hours and you must pass the final multiple-choice test. After this you will have instant access to your certificate.

  • Instant access to your course upon purchase, no need to wait
  • Downloadable certificate immediately after successful completion
  • Take the tests as many times as you need to at no additional cost
  • Course designed and created by industry experts
  • A fast, effective, and efficient way to learn
  • Flexible learning – pause at any time
food safety and hygiene for catering level 2 course

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How does it work?

Instant access to your course

During the purchase process you will create your own account. Once you have bought your courses you will have instant access to their content from your unique user portal. You will also be sent a copy of the invoice via email for your records (this can also be found in your user portal).

How to complete your course

Each course is broken down into manageable units which contain videos, diagrams, written content, and a range of interactive activities such as quizzes to reinforce your learning.


Once you have completed all the content of a course, you will have the option to take the final test, which will check your knowledge from all the units. To complete the course, and gain your certificate, you must achieve at least 80% in the final multiple-choice quiz.

Getting your certificate

Once you have successfully completed your course and passed the final test you will have instant access to a downloadable PDF certificate. This will also be accessible from your user portal section any time you log in. Your certificate will have a unique ID which can be checked with us if needed.


How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes 3 hours to complete, and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can complete the course at your own pace. And don’t worry, you can pause and come back to where you left off whenever you like. This means you can fit the course around your other commitments easily.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. This certificate has a unique ID, so that it can be verified with us if needed.

How long does the certificate last?

We generally recommend taking each course at least once every 2 years. Although, some employers and industries may require you to complete training more frequently, as such please check with your employer if you are unsure.

What are the benefits of completing this course online?

Completing the course online allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You can complete the units at a time to suit you and revisit the content as much as you need. This will give you a more engaging learning experience and allow you to interact and learn the content easier.

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