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Food Hygiene Certificate QLS Level 2

Course Overview

Food Safety Level 2

Looking for the perfect entry point to a career in the food sector?  Ready to fast-track your progression up the leadership ladder, with the help of an endorsed award?  Sign up with CPD Courses today, for the chance to boost your CV with a Food Safety Level 2 Certificate!

As one of the country’s most prolific employers, there’s a place in the UK food industry for everyone. It’s an incredibly a diverse and dynamic sector, encompassing everything from cafes and restaurants to food production lines and farms.  Whatever your background and experience to date, this Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate could help you unlock your potential. The UK’s hospitality sector alone crates more than 3.2 million jobs, with an additional 440,000 people working within the food and drink manufacturing sector. For hardworking candidates pursuing leadership-level roles, the food industry is wide open with incredible career opportunities.  Employers and decisionmakers are always searching for ambitious newcomers to add to their ranks to support their businesses.  Whether starting from scratch or ready to take that next big step in your career journey, we’re standing by with the support you need to make it happen.

This fully endorsed Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate comes highly recommended to newcomers and experienced personnel alike.  Each of the six self-paced modules focuses on a different aspect a food hygiene or safety, concluding with online assessment for submission to your assigned tutor.  Once again, there are no time restrictions or deadlines imposed, and our courses are open to candidates worldwide from all backgrounds.

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Course Syllabus

Our self-paced courses prioritise flexibility and accessibility for the learner’s benefit. This endorsed Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate takes place over a series of six modules, covering a variety of essential topics as outlined below:

Module 1 - Introduction to Food Safety

The fundamentals of effective food hygiene are presented and discussed in the first module, with a look at who takes responsibility for food safety and the importance of maintaining the highest possible standards.  Candidates are also presented with a brief overview of the recent history of food safety and how food safety standards differ internationally.

Module 2 - What is Food Hygiene?

Module Two turns attention to food hygiene, covering the basic principles of good hygiene in the workplace and the consequences associated with lapses in hygiene.  The connection between food poisoning and hygiene issues is also examined, along with the concept of the ‘food poisoning chain’ and how to break it.

Module Two shifts focus to food hygiene, examining what it means to handle food in a hygienic way and discussing the risks associated with poor hygiene.  The potential for hygiene issues to result in food poisoning is also discussed, along with an introduction to the six main steps involved in breaking the ‘food poisoning chain’.

Module 3 - The 4Cs of Food Hygiene

A more detailed look at the correlation between hygiene and food safety follows in the third module, including a breakdown of the ‘4Cs’ of food hygiene.  The importance of effective cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination prevention is examined, along with guideline temperatures for heating food to ensure it is safe to consume.

Module 4 - Food Handling & Food Storage

Module Four continues with further insights into cooking times and temperatures for safe consumption, along with how to chill foods and hold foods at safe temperatures for certain periods of time.  Several examples of potentially hazardous foods are also brought into discussion, along with how to determine if a product is spoiled. 

Module 5 - Packaging and Labelling

All key information that must be included on a food product’s packaging is detailed and discussed in Module Five.  Candidates consider the legal aspects of packaging and labelling, who takes responsibility for providing the necessary disclosure and the information needed to present a clear and acceptable nutritional declaration.

Module 6 - Transporting Food Safely

Concluding the course, Module Six discusses the safe and hygienic transportation of different types of food products.  The risk of cross-contamination is brought back into discussion, along with temperature controls when transporting perishable foods and other considerations in relation to the chosen mode of transportation.

Career Path

Anyone looking to build a successful career in the food sector should consider a strong grasp of food safety theory mandatory.  Each and every member of the workforce who comes into contact with food products plays a major role in ensuring their safety.  From entry-level line cooks through to senior managers and business owners, food safety and hygiene is the responsibility of all employees. This Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate could therefore prove invaluable to anyone pursuing a career of any kind in the food sector, or looking to accelerate their progression up the leadership ladder.

Who Shoud Take This Course

CPD Courses is proud to support career-focused candidates from all backgrounds, with an extensive range of endorsed online training programs. This exclusive Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate was created with the following applicants in mind:

  • Newcomers looking to secure their first job in the food sector
  • Employees pursuing promotion with their current employers
  • Team leaders, senior managers, executives and business owners
  • Entrepreneurs interested in establishing new food businesses
  • Anyone looking to boost their skills, knowledge and confidence
  • Jobseekers working on their CVs and employment prospects

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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Course at QLS Level 2
Duration 125 Hours
Endorsement Body Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

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