Who’s it for?
Designed principally for food handlers, this foundation food hygiene training course is also suitable for those providing services to the food industry e.g. pest control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, laundry and delivery drivers. To register on to this qualification, learners are required to be 14 years of age or above. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent. Arrangements are in place for special needs.

What’s it about?
This foundation food hygiene training course covers: · The importance of food safety · Microbiological hazards · Food Poisoning and controls · 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

How is it assessed?
There is a 45 minute 20 question multiple-choice test at the end of the day and you need 12 out of 20 to pass. Following the course you will be sent a Level 2 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 2 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 between £75 to £85 depending on the venue.

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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