The aim of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification is to provide candidates with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that is essential in the catering industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel together with cost-effective, practical control measures. The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training.
Who is the course for?
The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a qualification aimed at caterers and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.
What does the course cover?
Persons gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking, service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food. Topics covered:
- Introduction to Food Safety
- Microbiological Hazards
- Food Poisoning and its Control
- Contamination Hazards and Controls
- HACCP from Purchase to Service
- Food Handlers and Personal Hygiene
- Food Premises and Equipment
- Food Pests and Control
- Cleaning and Disinfection
- Food Safety Enforcement
The achievement of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering qualification will enable learners to identify how to make changes to catering practices in order to improve the safety of catering services.
How is the qualification assessed?
This is a single unit qualification, assessed by a 1 hour, 30 question multiple-choice examination. Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 20/30.