Food Safety - Level 1

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Overview If you work in a food establishment but don’t directly handle or prepare food, the Food Safety – Level …


If you work in a food establishment but don’t directly handle or prepare food, the Food Safety – Level 1 course is ideal for you. The course is designed for individuals to gain an understanding of the basic principles of food and safety. Many people work in establishments that serve customers and need to apply food and safety practices when near food. The course focuses on these elements and enables individuals to familiarise themselves with best practices in order to be near food in a healthy manner.

The Food Safety – Level 1 course covers key topics which includes food hygiene, the importance of food safety, food safety practices, food contamination and how to prevent it.

The Food Safety Act was created in 1990 with the objective of ensuring that customers come to no harm within a food establishment. If you work with wrapped and pre-packaged food, the Food Safety – Level 1 course will offer insight on how to prevent harm to customers. Any individual working with food or near food must maintain the highest standard of food safety and hygiene to minimise potential and harmful risks.

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

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments.

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. 

  • Have a clear understanding of the job role and the food safety measures that must be applied when working within a food establishment.
  • Learn about the different types of food contamination, bacteria and food poisoning and how to prevent it.
  • Apply food safety practices when storing food.
  • The food establishment must always maintain a hygienic environment with employees practicing best food safety rules.
  • Gain a clear understanding of cleaning schedules and why it is important.
  • Learn about the four stages of the food journey.
  • Learn about the importance of food handling equipment safety and keeping them clean.

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.

  • Front-house employees
  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Food delivery drivers
  • Warehouse staff
  • Bar workers
  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees and managers who work near food but don’t directly handle it
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety

At the end of the Food Safety - Level 1 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 1 Certificate in Food Safety 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 - Level 1 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 understanding of food safety and serve as an asset for future prospects. You will be eligible for incentives put forth by your employer. You can also study more courses related to this subject. 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.

  • Front House Receptionist - £18,385 per annum
  • Front House Manager - £23,911 per annum

Others jobs you can get

  • Waiters
  • Checkout staff
  • Kitchen porters
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  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
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Course Curriculum

1: The importance of food safety
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Getting food safety right/ wrong
1.3 Three common food hazards
1.4 What is food poisoning and who is at risk?
1.5 Common kitchen hazards
1.6 What you have learned
2: Food hygiene
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Bacteria
2.3 Hand washing
2.4 Skin conditions and infections
2.5 Reporting illness
2.6 Personal protective equipment and clothing
2.7 What you have learned
3: Cleaning
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Clean and safe
3.3 Detergent and disinfectant
3.4 Washing facilities for food and equipment
3.5 Cleaning schedules and general cleaning rules
3.6 Pests
3.7 How to clean dishes and utensils
3.8 What you have learned
4: Contamination
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Physical contamination
4.3 Preventing chemical contamination
4.4 Biological contamination
4.5 Cross-contamination
4.6 Time and temperature control
4.7 Stock rotation
4.8 What you have learned

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    Alice Davis

    September 21, 2019
    Amazing content

    With a passion for starting my own career in the food industry, I completed this course with the intention of gaining the required knowledge for doing it on my own. I really value this course for teaching me all I know now. Learnt a lot about food safety and how to manage it properly.

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    Allison Roberts

    September 06, 2019
    Great support

    It really is a valuable course, with great tutor support! So glad I did this

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    Mylo Howard

    August 28, 2019
    An excellent learning opportunity.

    Love the exceptional level of education that I received. I was able to learn heaps of new things on how to be a successful individual in the food industry as well. Thank you for an excellent learning opportunity. Learnt many things on food safety.

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    Quinn Mason

    August 13, 2019
    Rich content

    A course that was rich in content and helped me to learn all about food safety and the related concepts.

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    Aidan Davis

    July 25, 2019
    Good materials

    Extremely helpful course. Keep up the good work

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