Food Hygiene Awareness / Food Safety Principles Level 1 & Level 2

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Our Food Hygiene courses cover all the basics on food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen. The certificate is valid for 3 years and can be taken online or in the classroom with one of our approved instructors.

The level 2 course is for general food hygiene training for people working directly with food.  We also offer a level 1 course that covers the basics of food safety.

This course comes with 5.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hours and 2 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

The Level 2 course can be completed 100% online or if you would like a QCF accredited certification the online course is identical however you would need to attend at one of the ProTrainings regional centres to complete the examination.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

How do I get started?

To get started on your course straight away please click Food Hygiene Level 1 or Food Safety Principles Level 2 or if you prefer call 01206 805359 or complete our online course enquiry form by clicking here

What is included?

  • All students receive access to their chosen course for up to eight months
  • Optional Free weekly video refresher
  • Certificate
  • Verified CPD time credit statement
  • Reminder when your course is due for renewal
  • Companies receive an interactive dashboard where they can monitor all of their employees training on the system
  • Companies also receive their own dedicated account manager

Groups & Business Discounts


Groups and business purchasing multiple courses will qualify for discounted course rates, please call the ProTrainings sales team direct on 01206 805359 to discuss how they can help you with your training requirements.

Curriculum Food Safety Level 2

  • Food Hygiene Legislation
    • Relevant Legislation
    • The Environmental Health Officer
    • HACCP
  • Bacteriology and Food Poisoning
    • What are bacteria and how do they grow and affect us
    • How we control their growth
    • Food poisoning and its effect
    • Symptoms of food poisoning
    • Types of infections
    • Chemicals and foreign objects
    • Natural plant foods and allergies
  • Food Contamination
    • Cross contamination
    • The danger zone
    • Ways of preventing cross contamination
    • Chopping board colours
    • High risk foods
    • Pest control
    • Hot food display units
    • Working at a bar
    • Serving in a restaurant
  • Personal Hygiene
    • Hand washing and hand gels
    • Protective clothing
    • Reporting Illness
    • First Aid Kits for food preparation
    • How you need to act at work
  • Food storage and Preservation
    • Principles of food preservation
    • Date marks, damaged food and record keeping
    • Food Preservation Methods
    • Salting
    • Pickling
    • Food spoilage
    • Heating, Refrigeration and freezing
    • Egg precautions
    • Dietary Requirements
    • People at high risk 
    • Traditional methods of preservation
    • Preventing food spoilage
    • Warning signs

Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety

1.1 Outline the importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behaviour
1.2 Describe how to report food safety hazards.
1.3 Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators

Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic2.1 Explain the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including its role in reducing the risk of contamination
2.2 Describe effective personal hygiene practices, for example, protective clothing, hand washing, personal illnesses, cuts and wounds

Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic

3.1 Explain how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy to include cleaning and disinfect ion methods, safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals and materials, and waste disposal
3.2 State how work flow, work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning
3.3 Outline the importance of pest control

Understand the importance of keeping food safe

4.1 State the sources and risks to food safety from contamination and cross contamination to include microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
4.2 Explain how to deal with food spoilage including recognition, reporting and disposal
4.3 Describe safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding,serving and transporting food
4.4 Explain the importance of temperature controls when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding,serving and transporting food
4.5 Describe stock control procedures including deliveries, storage, date marking and stock rotation