Level 2 Food Safety


This is an excellent introduction to Food Safety in Catering and will benefit all employees at all levels, particularly those who hold, or are about to hold, a food safety role, such as a safety representative, within their catering organisation. The course will clarify aspects of food safety which many of us believe to be complex and daunting.

SKU: DLFS1 Category:
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The importance of food safety in catering is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies
and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training. Successful candidates will be awarded a national Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) qualification which will provide an ideal platform to higher level training or career development.

Course Duration

The level 2 food safety qualification has 6 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 7 hours total qualification time (TQT). For the Distance Learning solution, some of the study can be carried out independently and unsupervised, in advance of the virtual classroom session. Virtual classroom sessions are 4 hours in length.

Course Contents

Candidates will be taught a variety of Food Hygiene and Food Safety topics.

These include potential contaminants, food safety legislation and responsibilities of employees in the workplace.

Course Content

  • Personal responsibility for food safety
  • The law governing food hygiene
  • Food safety enforcement
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Temperature controls
  • Contamination hazards
  • HACCP from purchase to service
  • Spoilage and prevention
  • The importance of good personal hygiene
  • Pests and control measures
  • Cleaning and disinfection

Assessment and Certification

Candidates will receive a course booklet to assist them throughout the course.

At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a one-one assessment with the tutor to test their understanding, via video conferencing software.

Successful candidates will receive an  accredited certificate, shortly after their training.

We recommend that candidates retake the course every 3 years to refresh their understanding. See Qualification Specification for more details.

Who needs level 2 food hygiene training?

The Food Standards Agency states that staff handling food need to have adequate training to handle food in a hygienic way.

Level 2 food safety training is aimed at anyone who has prolonged contact with food.

This can be in production, preparation or the sale of foodstuffs. Industries that need to consider level 2 food safety training include:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars/Pubs
  • Cafes
  • Childcare
  • Mobile catering
  • Schools
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Drinks manufacturing

This course is suitable for either manufacturing and catering as different exams and teaching examples are provided for learners from each industry.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote  form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.

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