Level 2 Food Safety in Catering / Manufacturing (RQF)

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The law requires that all food handlers need to be trained according to their food handling work activities.

Should an employee achieve a Level 2 food safety qualification, which is suitable for the work they do, it will assist food business operators in proving that they have displayed due diligence and are therefore compliant in the eyes of the law.

This course is for all food handlers in retail, hospitality and food manufacturing, whether they are involved in the production or preparation of food.

Not only is food safety training a legal requirement, but, it can help businesses increase their food hygiene rating or increase their standing within the supply chain.

Level 2 Food Safety covers topics regarded by the Food Standards Agency as important, ensuring food handlers understand the need for hygienic practice.

Course Contents

Candidates will be taught a variety of topics, including potential contaminants, food safety legislation and responsibilities of employees in the workplace.

The full course content is:

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

How long will it take?

The total qualification time for this qualification is 7 hours, all of which are recommended as guided learning hours.

Assessment and Certification

This qualification is assessed by multiple-choice examination. Learners must complete a 20 question multiple-choice exam, learners will need to achieve a mark of 66% overall to pass.

Successful candidates will receive their certificate, accredited by Highfield Qualifications, shortly after their training.

We recommend that candidates retake the course every 3 years to refresh their understanding and access any relevant updates.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are, or intend to be, food handlers working in a manufacturing environment. The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment as a food handler working in a manufacturing environment, or to support a role in the workplace.

 Industries that need to consider level 2 Food Safety training include:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars/Pubs
  • Cafes and take-away's
  • Childcare
  • Mobile catering
  • Schools
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Drinks manufacturing

This course is suitable for both food manufacturing or catering  employees, as different exams are provided for each industry.

Looking for a course aimed at managers and supervisors? Try our Level 3 food safety course.

Looking for a specialised H.A.C.C.P. course? Try our Level 2 HACCP course.


Do you struggle to release staff for a whole day training? Do you need greater flexibility?

Try our Level 2 Food Safety e-Learning course, which is available to undertake on a computer, at any time to suit the user. 

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