The Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering has been developed and is delivered by Intrinsic Training and certificated by Highfield Qualifications.
The objectives for Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering is to ensure those employed have the knowledge and awareness of food safety required in their workplace.
Those achieving Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
- The importance of food handlers keeping themselves and work areas clean and hygienic
- Use of personal hygiene in food safety including their role in reducing the risk of contamination
- Key legal responsibilities of food handlers
- Effective personal hygiene practices relating to protective clothing, hand washing, personal illness,
cuts, wounds, food handling practices.
- Follow procedures to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy, cleaning methods, safe
use of chemicals, storage of cleaning chemicals
- Importance of safe waste disposal.
- Recognise the importance of pest control
- The importance of keeping food products safe.
- The importance of food handlers keeping themselves and work areas clean and hygienic.
- Recognise the importance of food safety procedures, safe food handling and avoiding unsafe behaviour.
- Identify how to report food safety hazards, infestations and food spoilage.
- Recognise the main risks to food safety from contamination and cross-contamination from microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards.
- Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for delivery, storage, date marking and stock rotation.
- Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food.
- Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
- Dealing with food spoilage including recognition and reporting.
Guidance on Assessment:
Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering is assessed by multiple-choice examination.
20 questions must be completed within 45 minutes. The multiple-choice examination is designed to cover all of the topics in the course, and successful learners will need to achieve a mark of 66% (13/20) overall to pass. Personalised Nationally recognised certificates will be awarded for those successfully passing the examination which is graded either fail/pass.
All courses require those attending to provide photographic dentification.
Intrinsic Training suggests the following as proof of identity:
- a valid passport (any nationality)
- a signed UK photocard driving licence
- a valid warrant card issued by HM forces or the police
- another photographic ID card, e.g. employee ID card, student ID card, travel card etc.
Having achieved the Level 2 Food Safety for Catering further courses to help career progression might include: