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Level 2 Award in Food and Safety in Catering

Learners will gain an understanding of the importance of safe food handling and food safety practises. The topics covered include food safety laws, contamination types and associated risks, bacteriology, personal hygiene, safe practises in food handling and more.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is for those who work in the food industry or are planning to work. It is also ideal for those who encounter food handling areas because of the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.

Course Entry Requirements

  • Learner must be 19 years or older at the beginning of the course
  • A basic English level may be required for this programme


Level 2 Award in Food and Safety in Catering

  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH):   10 hours
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT):   11 hours

How is the Course Assessed?

The Center assesses all units within this qualification internally. Qualifications are referenced criterion, based on achieving all of the specified learning outcomes.
To achieve a 'pass' for a unit, learners must provide evidence to show that they have met all of the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all of the evaluation criteria. The Assessor makes a judgement that the learners have met the assessment criteria successfully.
The Assessor should provide an audit trail showing how the overall achievement of the judgement of the learners has been achieved.

Course Progression

Once the course is successfully completed, The Candidates may progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety for Catering
  • Level 3 food and drink qualifications

To receive the Level 2 award in food and safety in catering, learners must obtain a minimum of 1 credit:

Group A

 S.no   Mandatory Units  Credits 
 1.  Food safety in catering   1

The learner will:

  • Understand how individuals can take responsibility for food safety.
  • Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic.
  • Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
  • Understand the importance of keeping food safe
Number Assignment Title Status Files


Course Features

Guided Learning Hours

10 hrs

Total Qualification Time

11 hrs

Skill Level

Level 2

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