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Food Safety Level 2

  • About This Course
    Do you work in a kitchen or prepare food? Then you need to know the essentials of food safety. Food Safety Level 2 will teach you everything you need to know to ensure that you’re safely preparing and storing food in order to prevent any nasty bugs, or unwanted kitchen invaders, from making your customers ill.  

    Who is this course for?

    Food Safety Level 2 is a food safety training course aimed at anyone working, or aspiring to work, in a catering setting. This includes hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets, hospitals and schools. As a food provider, proper hygiene and an understanding of food safety procedure is crucial to protecting your customers and your business. However, any cook will stand to benefit from Food Safety Level 2 as food poisoning can happen at any time, anywhere, no matter whether you’re feeding one person or one hundred. 

    What will you get from this course?

    Upon course completion, you will be able to work with food safely and hygienically. From waste and pest control to managing stock, you will be equipped with the skills to keep your workplace, or kitchen, safe and clean. Food Safety Level 2 will also allow you to understand the importance of food safety to everyone, from cook to consumer, and help you comply with food safety laws and regulations.

    When you have completed this course, you will be able to:
    • Handle, prepare and store food safely 
    • Comply with health and food safety laws and regulations
    • Understand the affects of foodborne illnesses on different people
    • Manage stock and complete stock control procedures 
    • Put measures in place to deter and prevent pests 
    • Know how to dispose of spoiled food responsibly 
    • Maintain cleanliness through cleaning best practice 
    Course features 
    • Definitions of key food safety terms and phrases
    • End-of-course quiz to test your knowledge 
    • Downloadable eBook so you can continue your study without a wifi connection
    • Bitesize information so you can get to grips with food safety quickly and easily
    • Animated videos and audio-led content for an engaging study programme 

  • Course lessons
    • Food safety matters: symptoms of food poisoning and the risks, the law and the requirements of current food safety regulations, and the consequences of non-compliance  
    • Taking personal responsibility: hand washing, how food gets contaminated, and illness & injury
    • Food safety hazards: allergies, ‘the danger zone’, how bacteria spread and multiply, and dangers from delivery to consumption 
    • Food safety practices: from deliverer to consumer, transport and managing deliveries, storing food and stock control, disposing of food, controlling hazards including cooking hazards, cooling, chilling, freezing and reheating food, the Environmental Health Officer, and inspections
    • Cleaning and disinfection: importance of cleaning and pest control, and cleaning techniques

  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

    The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.



    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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