Food Safety Level 2

Developed in partnership with Loughborough College, our Food Safety Level 2 course gives a comprehensive overview of food safety.

Key Learning Points:

  • The key principles of food safety
  • Avoiding contamination at purchase, delivery and storage
  • Preparing, handling and serving food safely
  • Safe cooking and cooling processes
  • Hygienic waste disposal and avoidance of pests
Food Safety Level 2
Food Safety Level 2
Food Safety Level 2
Food Safety Level 2
Food Safety Level 2
Food Safety Level 2
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Course Overview

It is vital that everybody who works with food in any capacity has a clear understanding of food safety, good hygiene and how to avoid contamination.

Developed in partnership with Loughborough College, our Food Safety Level 2 course explores food safety at every stage of the process from purchase to serving. Each module focuses on a stage in the HACCP process.

Through the use of videos, check point questions and interactivity, the course covers food safety hazards and demonstrates how good practice in the workplace controls the risk to food safety.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Available for translation

    Cost effective solutions exist for 70+ languages.
  • Part of our Food Safety group of courses
  • Developed in partnership with Loughborough College
  • Includes a Handbook of additional resources
  • Multiple-choice question assessment
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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Course Contents

Our Food Safety Level 2 course contains 7 modules

Introduction to Food Safety
Introduction to Food Safety
This module introduces some of the key principles of food safety. It explores food poisoning, who is most in danger from it (high risk groups), the main hazards to food safety and the food safety management system HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point).
Purchase and Delivery
Purchase and Delivery
Food can be contaminated before, during and after a delivery, and at any stage in the production process. It is important to make sure the highest food safety standards are maintained at all times. This module explores prevention of contamination at the delivery and storage stages and the legal requirements.
Food Storage
Food Storage
With the threat of contamination, it is important to know how to correctly store food products. This includes temperature control, hazard control and making sure you have the correct storage areas for the food. This module covers the key points to consider to lower the risks and store food safely and efficiently.
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
This module explores the key hazards and control measures in food preparation. It covers hygiene and making sure you are fit for food handling work, as well as steps you can take to reduce the risks in the workplace, like colour-coding equipment and segregating different types of food.
Cooking and Cooling
Cooking and Cooling
Bacteria multiply rapidly in the “danger zone” of temperatures, so it is important to follow cooking and cooling processes very closely. This module looks at how to cook and cool food at the right temperature and for the right amount of time. It also covers monitoring techniques.
Food Handling and Service
Food Handling and Service
Without correct handling and serving procedures, food can become contaminated, risking giving people food poisoning. This module covers temperature control, cold holding, hot holding and reheating. It also addresses risks of cross-contamination from incorrect food handling and the cook-chill and cook-freeze methods.
Waste and Pests
Waste and Pests
Food waste and pests are a source of contamination. The hazards of waste and pests can be managed by hygienic waste storage and disposal, good housekeeping, and pest control. This module explains how to minimise the risks from pests and how to dispose of food waste hygienically.

The Assessment

Learners are assessed via a multiple-choice quiz at the end of each Food Safety module. To pass, they must score 80% to receive a GOOD food safety rating. Should they score 100%, this will be upgraded to an EXCELLENT food safety rating.

By answering questions correctly, they lower the contamination risks - resulting in unhappy bacteria, which is good. But incorrect answers will increase the contamination risks – resulting in lots of happy bacteria, which is bad for food safety.

Learners who pass all assessments in the Food Safety course receive a certificate of achievement.

2 Ways of Purchasing

You can purchase our courses individually or for even better value you can purchase the complete range of Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Management courses in one neat bundle.

1. Individual Licenses

If you buy courses on an individual bases you pay a price per learner, per course per year. You can run these courses on your own LMS if Xapi/SCORM compliant or you can take them online.

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2. Complete Bundle

Buy all of the Compliance, Health and Safety or Performance Training courses in one great value package and receive unlimited benefits including our AI driven Learning Experience Platform, Astute.

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1. Individual Pricing

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
150+ POA

Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide.

2. Complete Bundle Pricing

If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
2501 - 5000 6 / per learner
5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
10,000 + POA
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Exchange rates are updated regularly but are only intended as a guide. Prices are based on a 2 year contract.

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The Importance of Food Safety Training

If your workplace deals with food, food safety is absolutely vital. Any slippage can have serious consequences for the health of customers and staff, as well as your business' reputation. Every employee who works with food needs to have a solid understanding of food safety and how to put it into practice.

Good quality food safety training is an investment that benefits staff, businesses, and of course the customers who will be safer when eating food they have purchased.

The Importance of Food Safety Training


If you have any questions that are not covered here, please get in touch.

Why is food safety important?
Food safety is important because it protects us all from the harmful effects of food poisoning. It is also vital to protect people who suffer from food allergies and prevents cross-contamination. There is a legal and moral case to prioritise food safety and it makes good business sense too.
What are the principles of food hygiene?
The principles of food hygiene help to ensure no harmful effects come from eating it. They include avoiding contamination of cooked food via raw food, making sure allergens are not unnecessarily mixed with other foods and preventing contamination by contact with humans or animals. Following these principles ensures food safety.
Why is food storage important?
Food storage is important because it prevents cross-contamination and preserves the food for longer. Food that has been stored correctly is safer to eat, more nutritional and more likely to last longer. All staff should be trained on how to store different types of food, including at the correct temperatures.

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