Food Hygiene Level 2
Designed for all food handlers who require a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate. This online accredited course provides the knowledge needed to keep customers safe in a concise, clear and memorable way.
DURATION | 50 MINUTES
FOOD HYGIENE LEVEL 2
Food Hygiene training is vital for all food handlers and servers because the first consideration of all food businesses must be to consistently sell safe food. Appropriate food hygiene training plays an important part in achieving this so by law everyone who handles food at work must receive training appropriate to their area of work.
This accredited course is delivered online and uses engaging, motion-graphic videos to communicate the Level 2 food hygiene syllabus. The course is designed to meet appropriate training requirements for all food handlers.
By featuring open navigation learners can repeat content or skip non-critical content depending on their specific job functions. This can help to both safe time and but also ensures the training relevant and interesting for learners.
- Provide staff who handle and prepare food the knowledge needed to keep customers safe.
- Provide food business operators with an efficient and cost-effective way to ensure training obligations have been met.
- Legal responsibilities of a food handler
- The risks poor food safety can pose to your customers
- Types of food contamination
- Best practice to maintain high food safety standards
- HACCP principles
- Importance of personal hygiene
- Effective cleaning
- Controlling cross-contamination
UNIT 1 | LEGISLATION
Firstly we highlight legislation around food safety and subsequent responsibilities of employers and food handling staff. We also highlight to role of the Food Standards Agency and potential consequences of non-compliance.
UNIT 2 | HACCP
Next, all food business must have a HACCP-based food management system. In this section we provide an overview of what HACCP is and what it means for food handlers.
UNIT 3 | RISKS TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
Thirdly, we cover the risks of poor food safety standards. Food safety must be the foremost responsibility of all food handers. In this unit we cover all the risks that your customers are exposed to from poor food safety standards. Specifically, food poisoning, allergens and other biological, physical and chemical hazards.
UNIT 4 | SAFE BEHAVIOURS TO FOLLOW
Now learners understand the risks and their responsibilities we go on to outline best practice to follow. Specifically, colour coding, monitoring, FIFO, temperatures, cleaning, maintenance, personal hygiene, first aid, uniforms, pest control, premises, waste and zoning.
UNIT 5 | QUIZ
15 multiple choice questions. Achieve 70% or more and your certificate will be emailed. Fail and you can retake or review the content once more.
FOOD HYGIENE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE
At the end of the online Food Hygiene Level 2 course there is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, we’ll email them their completion certificate. If learners score less than 80%, they can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A posted certificate is available for £6.
This certificate is valid for 3 years.
The online Food Hygiene Level 2 course is design for anyone who works in a food preparation area or handles food.
For example all employees preparing food in; Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, cafes, caterers etc.
You can purchase the course to email to colleagues, track their progress, send reminder emails and download completion certificate. It is important to keep certificates so you can evidence that staff have completed the training. This is part of due diligence requirements within the Food Safety Act 1990.
We will automatically keep certificates on file for you for 3 years.
GUIDANCE & LEGISLATION
Food business have an obligation under EU Regulation 852/2004 to ensure that anyone who handles food are trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate for the work they do.
Local authorities are tasked with enforcing food safety standards and have the power to fine or close businesses.
The Food Standards Agency provide guidance for local authorities in England offer a useful article on the Food Hygiene requirements for your business. In Scotland this function is provided by Food Standards Scotland and they have their own helpful food safety guidance here.
All UK food standard agencies run food hygiene information schemes. These schemes are designed to provide transparency to consumers on the hygiene standards within food business. Being able to demonstrate that your staff have achieved a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate will help improve your rating and future reputation.
- Self-paced, learn anywhere
- Available on phones, tablets and desktops
- Emailed certificate
- Carbon net-zero product
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