Food Hygiene Level 2
Food Hygiene Level 2 online course providing essential learning on how to store, prepare, and serve food safely in line with regulations.
Taking 60 minutes, a CPD-accredited certificate is emailed on completion for retention in your safety records.
FOOD HYGIENE LEVEL 2
Formally referred to as the ‘Basic Food Hygiene Certificate’, this online Level 2 Food Hygiene course meets your legal requirement to ensure anyone working with or handling food has appropriate food hygiene training.
Everyone in your organisation working where food is present must understand the importance of good food hygiene and the dangers of poor hygiene practices.
Completing this training course gives an understanding of the importance of good food hygiene and the key regulatory standards. Giving a strong understanding of food safety principles, learners will be able to work safely and effectively, protecting you, your customers/service users, and your business reputation.
This concise, clear & CPD-accredited Food Hygiene Level 2 course is delivered fully online. Designed to be accessible for all levels of staff, the course offers opportunity to either repeat content to anchor important learning or skip non-critical content as appropriate depending on specific role. Optimising available time, this approach ensures that course content can be individually tailored to ensure it remains relevant, engaging, and interesting.
With a verifiable, CPD-accredited Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate emailed to each learner on completion, the training offers you and your business with evidence of your understanding of food hygiene.
For those who manage staff the Level 3 Food Hygiene course is more appropriate.
Successful completion of this online Food Hygiene Level 2 training:
- Increases individual competence through provision of the key knowledge needed to handle food safely.
- Provides the learner with an understanding of relevant UK regulations covering food hygiene and safety.
- Provides operators with a quality training solution to create a safer work place.
- Ensures businesses can demonstrate compliance and meet their legal duties in full, helping achieve a 5-star Food Hygiene rating.
On completion of this Level 2 Food Hygiene online course, learners will be able to:
- Define the legal responsibilities of a food handler.
- Understand the risks poor food safety can pose to your customers.
- Identify types of food contamination.
- Explain best practice in maintaining high food safety standards.
- Understand the HACCP principles.
- Describe the importance of personal hygiene.
- Define the key elements of effective cleaning.
- Identify and explain steps to control cross-contamination.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
The Food Hygiene Course Level 2 is aimed at anyone who works in a food preparation area or may handle food. This includes a wide range of roles, eg. chefs / food preparation and service staff working in restaurants, bars, coffee shops, cafes, and the wide range of other catering businesses, whether public or commercial.
For those staff responsible for the management or supervision of food handlers, or overseeing teams working in an environment where food may be prepared or handled, the Level 3 Food Hygiene course more appropriate.
UNIT 1 | WHY IS FOOD SAFETY IMPORTANT?
The first learning unit provides and understanding of the commercial and moral obligations to provide safe food to consumers. We also cover the issue of food poisoning: what it is, the different types, and identifying the high-risk groups and its impact. This knowledge underpins ongoing staff learning as they undertake subsequent units with an awareness of the potential significant consequences of poor food hygiene.
UNIT 2 | HACCP
The second learning unit explains the difference between food safety and food hygiene, and promotes a understanding of how good food hygiene is the critical end link in the food safety chain.
UNIT 3 | LEGISLATION
Covering the essential legal requirements that must be understood by those involved in food handling, this third learning unit focusses on the obligations and responsibilities of individual employees to maintain high food hygiene standards.
UNIT 4 | MICRO-ORGANISMS
Next, learning unit 4 explains the micro-organisms that exist in food. This unit provides essential knowledge to aid understanding of how micro-organisms live and multiply. Through this the learner understands how they can help guard against food spoilage and prevent food poisoning due to harmful variants of bacteria, viruses, moulds and yeasts.
UNIT 5 | CONTAMINATION HAZARDS AND CONTROLS
In this learning unit we explain contamination hazards and important knowledge of their controls. The unit gives an awareness of the types, sources and routes of contamination hazards, including: Allergenic, Physical and Chemical.
UNIT 6 | CLEANING & CONTAMINATION
In undertaking this final unit, learners gain a clear understanding of the specific actions they should take that help ensure consumers will only ever receive food that is safe to be served.
UNIT 7 | QUIZ
FOOD HYGIENE LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE
At the end of the online Food Hygiene Level 2 course is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz aimed at reinforcing and testing individual learning.
Where the learner demonstrates their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, a completion certificate is issued by email.
If the score is less than 80%, learners are offered the opportunity to revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until successful.
Score less than 80%, and learners can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful.
The verifiable, CPD-Accredited certificate is then emailed to your account for retention within your training records.
This Food Hygiene Level 2 certificate is valid for 3 years.
- Verifiable, CPD-accredited certificate immediately on completion
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FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING FAQs
Why is Level 2 Food Hygiene training required?
Legal obligations have come predominately from EU Regulation 852/2004; following Brexit these same standards have been incorporated as part of UK law.
Local Authorities are tasked with enforcing this law, and employ specialist officers who have the power to fine or close businesses.
Both agencies run food hygiene information schemes. Being able to demonstrate that staff have achieved a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification will help your business achieve a 5-star rating.
What is the Food hygiene legislation?
Legal obligations come predominately from EU Regulation 852/2004 which since Brexit is now part of UK law.
Local authorities are tasked with enforcing this law and have the power to fine or close businesses.
Both agencies run food hygiene information schemes. Being able to demonstrate that your staff have achieved a Level 2 Food Hygiene qualification will help you achieve a 5-star rating
Is this course accepted by Environmental Health Officers.
Yes, this online Food Hygiene Level 2 course is fully accredited by the CPD Group, and meets the training level that EHOs will expect your staff to achieve. The course also provides certificates of completion so you can maintain appropriate training records to demonstrate your compliance.
How do I enrol staff on this course?
Simply purchase the number of courses you require, checkout and then enrol staff via their email. We offer a full guide here
If your staff do not have individual email addresses, or you wish them to undertake a number of courses, we offer an alternative credit-based platform. Please click on the link to explore this option if required.
Are there Food hygiene course discounts?
Yes, prices start from as low as £4 per learner. Email us for a quote – [email protected]
If you have any questions about this Food Hygiene Level 2 online course please email [email protected]