Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
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Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF)

If you would like to book this course to take place in your premises please call 0330 120 0105 or select book this course on the right and complete your email address.

The course follows the QCF Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering syllabus (SCQF Level 5 in Scotland) and you will receive a Green Cross Training RQF certificate. 

In the event that any delegate fails to succeed on the course we will offer re-training on another course and re-assessment FREE of charge. This is subject to terms and conditions.

This course is ideal for managers, supervisors and personnel responsible for food preparation and food hygiene. 


  • Course Content
  • Who Should Attend
  • Pre-Requisites
  • Certification
  • Additional Info
  • The TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) provides learners with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of good personal and workplace hygiene. It allows learners to take responsibility for food safety in a catering environment. They will also understand how to keep food safe from contamination.

    Is it right for me?

    This qualification is intended for learners wanting to undertake training or to further develop knowledge and/or skills in this subject area. The objectives of the qualification include; preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding and preparing learners for employment and supporting a role in the workplace

    What will I learn?

    This course is split into 1 Units.  By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:

    • Outline the importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behaviour.

    • Describe how to report food safety hazards.

    • Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators.

    • Explain the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including its role in reducing the risk of contamination.

    • Describe effective personal hygiene practices, for example, protective clothing, hand washing, personal illnesses, cuts and wounds.

    • Explain how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy to include cleaning and disinfection methods, safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals and materials, and waste disposal.

    • State how work flow, work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning.

    • Outline the importance of pest control.

    • State the sources and risks to food safety from contamination and cross contamination to include microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards.

    • Explain how to deal with food spoilage including recognition, reporting and disposal

    • Describe safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food.

    • Explain the importance of temperature controls when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food.

    • Describe stock control procedures including deliveries, storage, date marking and stock rotation

    What will it cover?

    • Understand how individuals can take personal 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
  • Who should attend?

    Any staff involved with the preparation or handling of food in any workplace.

  • Before you attend a course

    • Candidates must be aware that they must attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.
    • Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the Course content.
  • Certification

    Your certification is issued by TQUK Ltd the awarding body of Green Cross Training Ltd.

    About QCF Qualifications
    Achieving a regulated qualification is exactly that: an achievement. One you can be proud of and one that you and other people can be sure is proof that you have demonstrated a certain standard and level of knowledge and competence in your chosen subject. These qualifications are awarded by organisations which have been approved by an independent regulator, Ofqual. In order to meet the requirements for ongoing approval, these organisations must consistently demonstrate the highest standards of quality assurance in the design and delivery of all of their qualifications.

    All qualifications offered by a regulated organisation sit on the Ofqual register. Each qualification, as it is entered onto the register, is assigned to a specific Subject Sector Area (SSA), which makes it easy to find other regulated qualifications that build upon or compliment your learning. Simple searches on the Ofqual register (found at www.ofqual.gov.uk), using the advanced search options can provide you with a list of qualifications falling into a specific SSA.

    The QCF is designed to help facilitate the recognition of prior learning so that you don’t have to repeat learning or assessment that you’ve already completed. If you find a qualification that you want to take, but believe that you are able to provide evidence that you have already met some or all of the learning outcomes for a unit, you can apply to the relevant warding organisation for Recognition of Prior Learning. This means it may be possible to award you some of the credit needed to complete the qualification without you having to repeat learning.

  • Additional Information

    Course Duration: 1 day
    Students will receive course material
    For an extra fee: Chartered institute of environment certificate.
    Equipment Required: TV/Video or DVD player

For more info on this course please call 0330 120 0105


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