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Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene

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An easy-to-navigate informative course that helps people employed in the food industry to become compliant with current UK food safety requirements, in particular those who have direct and frequent contact with food (including food preparation and handling).

Course Duration: Approx 60 minutes

This comprehensive online course was created in line with current UK Food Hygiene and Safety requirements and is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and certified by CPD to guarantee the delivery of high quality content and learning materials.

By law, all food handlers are required to have a good understanding of the basic principles food safety and hygiene practices. This course builds upon the foundational knowledge of Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene, but goes into further detail regarding food preparation, safe handling procedures and food safety enforcements. Those taking the course will be taught how to recognise and mitigate pest infestations, learn about HACCP food management system, microbiological hazards, food premises and food storage, cooking and chilling. In-course modules also cover the role that personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection have in adhering to food safety and hygiene regulations. This online training course is tailored in particular to those who directly and frequently handle, prepare and serve food as part of their job role, and it helps them to comply with current UK food safety and hygiene legal requirements.

On successful completion of this course, learners will be awarded with a same-day certificate proving that they understand how to correctly handle food in the workplace.

Course Content

Module 1 - Course aims and learning outcomesCourse aims and learning outcomes
Module 2 - Introduction to food safety and hygieneWhat is food safety and hygiene? Why it’s important, Examples, Useful definitions, Key legislation
Module 3 - Food Hazards and ControlsMicrobiological food hazards, Pathogenic bacteria, Spoilage bacteria, Symptoms of food poisoning, Causes of bacteria growth, Norovirus, Controlling microbiological hazards, The role of temperature in controlling bacteria growth, Chemical hazards, Causes and controls of chemical hazards, Allergenic hazards and controls, Physical hazards and controls
Module 4 - HACCPWhat is HACCP? What are the principles of HACCP?
Module 5 - Personal HygieneWhy personal hygiene is important, Risks of poor personal hygiene, Food handler responsibilities, Hand hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Reporting illnesses
Module 6 - Food premises and equipmentChoosing the right premises, What facilities need to be present, Food preparation areas, Equipment, Food waste, Health and safety, Fire safety
Module 7 - Food pests and controlsMain types of food pests, How pests pose a risk to consumers and food businesses, Controlling food pests, Signs to look out for
Module 8 - Cleaning and disinfectionWhy cleaning is important, What does the law say about cleaning premises and equipment? Stages of cleaning, Clean as you go, Waste management
Module 9 - Food preparation and storageSeparating food, Chilled food storage, Dry food storage, Storing fruit and vegetables, Freezing and thawing, Use by dates, Food preparation, Cooking and reheating, Acrylamide
Module 10 - Food safety enforcementWho is responsible for enforcing food safety and hygiene law? Powers to act, Recent cases, Food hygiene ratings scheme

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Who should take this Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course?

This course will help learners working in a food business to comply with food safety and hygiene laws. In particular, this Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course is aimed at food handlers who directly prepare and serve food for the consumer. This includes chefs, baristas, waiters, childminders and care workers in charge of preparing and serving food.

If you manage or supervise a team of individuals, or if you are self-employed in a food business, Level 3 Food Safety and Hygiene is be more suitable for you.

Aims and learning outcomes

The course covers the essential topics within Food Safety. In particular, by the end of the course learners will have better knowledge of the following:

  • Principles of food safety and hygiene
  • Food hazards and controls
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food premises
  • Prevention of food poisoning
  • Food pests and controls
  • Importance of thorough cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • Personal hygiene
  • What the law says
  • Correct food storage and preparation
  • Food safety enforcement


Our online courses

All of our online courses are made of comprehensive learning materials, in-depth content with high quality videos and images to provide you with an engaging, interactive learning experience. 

They can be taken on any device that can access the internet, and all of our courses have a full audio voiceover and are fully online with no time limits.


All our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service, as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. This allows us to be consistent in providing recognised courses of the highest quality.

All of our courses include a quality assured certificate, downloadable and ready to print at your convenience, on completion of the final assessment. We also provide a link that can be forwarded to employers to verify your certification, and provide evidence for compliance and audit.

Certificates do not have an expiry date, however, based on the industry best practice guidelines, the recommended period for renewal of this training is 1 year.


During this online course you may encounter a few brief in-course questions that are designed solely to maximise user engagement and reinforce your learning throughout. These in-course features aren’t marked and, therefore, won’t affect your final assessment score.

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked to answer a selection of multiple choice questions with a pass rate of 100% for the final assessment. Don’t worry if you don’t pass! You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment and achieve a 100% pass rate, at no extra cost. Answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know if you have passed, or whether you have to re-take the test before you can access your certificate. 

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