Level 2 Award in Food Safety


The In-house or CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety (formerly called ´basic food hygiene´) will ensure that your food handlers meet the training requirements of the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations 1995 and are fully conversant with the practical procedures and methods of applying food hygiene in the workplace.


Course Content



Introduction to food safety

Basic Microbiology

Food Poisoning and Foodborne Disease

Contamination and the Prevention of Food Poisoning

Purchase to Service

Food Safety Management Systems (HACCP)

Personal hygiene

Design and Construction of premises

Food Pests

Cleaning and Disinfection

Temperature control

Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding

Cooking, hot holding and reheating

Safe food storage



Course Duration & Assessment


The course is of 6 hours duration is followed by a thirty question multi-choice examination paper, which may be conducted orally.

Successful candidates will be awarded an in-house or CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety. Courses are available throughout the UK. Please specify whether you want CIEH or In-house certification. If no preference is stated we will automatically issue in-house certification as this may be more economical for you.


We also provide a 3 hour (Level 1) course with our own certification, covering the following areas:


The first principles

Labelling & dating of food


How bacteria multiply

High risk food

Contamination and prevention of illness

Temperature control

Preparing and presenting food

Spoilage and preservation Delivery and storage

Personal hygiene

Cleaning and disinfection

Food pests

Premises and equipment

Food safety control


Quiz Questions