Who’s it for?
The Level 1 Award in Food Safety is a qualification intended for learners working in low-risk roles but where there is an element of food handling. This could include bar workers, waiting staff, health care workers, kitchen porters and stock/store room staff. There are no prerequisites for this qualification. It is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English or equivalent.

What’s it about?
Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. The subjects covered are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to ensure good practice and the production of safe food.

How is it assessed?
There is a half hour 15 question multiple-choice test at the end of the day and you need 9 out of 15 to pass. Following the course you will be sent a Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Catering, Retail or Manufacturing certificate – the choice of which exam you take is yours. The certificate is generally considered to remain current for three years.

What will I get out of it?
The Level 1 Award in Food Safety qualification will provide you with knowledge of the basic food hygiene practices essential in the food industry.

How much does it cost?
Open courses cost £85.

We can also hold courses at your premises which if you have 5 or more people to train (and a suitable room) you could save money.

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