Food Safety Level 1


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What is the course about?

Food safety is a constant concern for the public. It’s important your employees understand their roles and responsibilities, which is what this course will ensure. Food Safety Level 1 is an online course which provides a grounding in this subject for those who need to know the basics and those who wish to progress onto more advanced courses.

This course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications.

Who is it for?

If you work in a low-risk catering environment or are simply looking to expand your knowledge, Food Safety Level 1 is ideal for you.


The course will typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete.


Learn at your own pace anytime using online learning from Intrinsic Training.

What will I study?

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Safe handling of food
  • Storage of food
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Disinfection and cleaning

How will the course be delivered?

Our e-learning is available to use on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs and laptops. All you need is an internet connection. Simply log on to the Learner Management System (LMS) and work your way through the course, along with the scenarios that provide real-life context.

We make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. All of our e-learning uses interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember.

How will I be assessed?

Our remote invigilation enables learners to sit exams from the comfort of their own home or isolated workspace.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites to study this course, though a basic understanding of principles of food safety will be beneficial.

What can I do next?

Learners can progress to Food Safety Level 2 and then to Food Safey Level 3.