Food Safety for Catering - Level 2

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Overview If you work in an establishment that requires you to prepare and handle food, you need to learn the …


If you work in an establishment that requires you to prepare and handle food, you need to learn the best practices in food safety. The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 is a comprehensive course for individuals to gain insight on what it means to work in food production which requires preparing, handling and selling food. If this is your direct line of work, this course will come in useful as you will be able to familiarise yourself with food safety principles when working in such establishments.  Maximum hygiene and safety measures must be applied when working near and with food.

The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course will give learners a good understanding of food safety regulations, food safety hazards, food cleaning and how to prevent contamination, refrigeration and cooling, cooking and re-heating of foods and principles of storing food.

The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course is not just for individuals in the catering business but also people who work in restaurants, cafes, fast-food outlets, hotels, cafeterias, hospitals and schools. Customers are protected by the Food Safety Act that was created in 1990 giving priority to ensuring no harm is caused to diners. Remember that there are potential risks when handling food directly and in order to minimise these risks, the course will give individuals a clear understanding of their role within a food establishment. The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.

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  • What will I learn?
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  • Who is this Course aimed at?
  • Entry Requirement
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits

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Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications and previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding. 

  • Gain a clear understanding of the best practices in the industry.
  • Learn about food hygiene hazards and risks and how to prevent them by applying the right protocols.
  • Learn about food storage temperatures, cooking temperatures and the safe temperatures to apply in such situations.
  • Learn why workplace hygiene is important both personally and professionally to keep the food establishment clean and healthy.
  • Learn about food industry regulations when preparing, cooking and handling food.
  • Learn about food contamination, food poisoning and how to prevent it.
  • Learn about the correct cleaning process.

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

  • Caterers
  • Kitchen staff
  • Restaurant staff
  • Fast-Food Outlet staff
  • Café staff
  • School Cafeteria Cooks
  • Hotel Chefs
  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees, supervisors and managers who work with and directly handle food
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety

At the end of the Food Safety for Catering - Level 2 you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this programme successfully and gain your professional qualification.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety for Catering by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all. 

Once you successfully complete the Food Safety for Catering - Level 2 you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The certification will prove your expertise in food safety and give you the opportunity to gain or expand on your employment in the food industry. You can study more courses related to this subject to enhance your knowledge.The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to The certification will enable employees in the capacity of junior and senior workers, including Supervisors and Managers to gain high earning positions within the industry.

  • Hotel Chef - £7.47 per hour
  • Catering Supervisor - £8.03 per hour
  • Restaurant Cook - £7.54 per hour
  • Cafeteria Worker - £6.73 per hour

Others jobs you can get

  • Kitchen staff
  • Hospital Cafeteria staff
  • School Cafeteria Staff
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Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to food safety
1.1 Definitions
1.2 Food safety – benefits and costs
1.3 Food poisoning – symptoms
1.4 Food poisoning – ‘at risk’ groups
1.5 Consolidations
2: Food safety hazards
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Physical and chemical contamination
2.3 Causes of food poisoning
2.4 Micro-organisms
2.5 Common pathogenic micro-organisms
2.6 Consolidation
3: Controlling the risks of bacterial contamination
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Multiplication of bacteria
3.3 Spore forming bacteria
3.4 High risk foods
3.5 Cross contamination
3.6 Consolidation
4: Taking temperatures
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Checking temperatures
4.3 Using a probe thermometer
4.4 Taking and recording refrigeration temperatures
4.5 Consolidation
5: Refrigeration, cooling and cold holding of foods
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Chilled storage temperatures
5.3 Safe methods of chilling cooked food
5.4 Freezing and the safe storage of food of frozen foods
5.5 Safe methods for defrosting food
5.6 Consolidation
6: Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Safe cooking temperatures
6.3 Re-heating foods safely
6.4 Hot holding
6.5 Monitoring the temperature of hot food
6.6 Consolidation
7: Food handlers
7.1 Personal hygiene
7.2 Hand washing
7.3 Protective clothing
7.4 Consolidation
8: Principles of safe food storage
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Preservation of foods
8.3 Date marking
8.4 Safe food handling and storage conditions
8.5 Food allergies and intolerances
8.6 Consolidation
9: Cleaning
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Definitions
9.3 To clean or to disinfect?
9.4 Cleaning in practice
9.5 Cleaning schedules
9.6 Washing facilities
9.7 Dealing with waste
9.8 Consolidation
10: Food premises and equipment
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Construction and equipment
10.3 First aid equipment
10.4 Common food pests
10.5 Infestation and pest control
10.6 Consolidation
11: The law
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Role and powers of enforcement officers
11.3 Penalties for noncompliance
11.4 Food handlers requirements
11.5 Due diligence
11.6 Consolidation

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    Vinnie Robertson

    September 21, 2019
    Helpful and supportive

    I really appreciate the mentor support that I received. My tutor went beyond the call of duty to help me to complete this course in a successful manner and on time.

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    Mia Gibson

    September 09, 2019
    Challenging but rewarding

    A somewhat challenging course, but the knowledge gained was immense. Learnt a lot about being effective in the catering industry.

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    Lukas Griffiths

    August 26, 2019
    Great structure and content

    Couldn’t be happier with the structure, content and the materials that this course provided. I was able to lean a lot on how to become a success in the catering of food industry.

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    Constance Murphy

    August 15, 2019
    A unique learning experience

    A unique learning experience. So glad I took this course.

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    Macie Campbell

    July 20, 2019
    A well rounded course

    I must say I learned more than expected through this course

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