This Level 2 Regulated Course is ideal for catering, manufacturing and retail workplaces
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TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 3 hours and 3 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
  • Course manual available in the following languages: English and Hindi
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£59.95 + VAT After Training
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The aim of this accredited qualification is to provide individuals with knowledge of the basic food safety practices that are essential in the catering industry. This includes the hazards and risks to food safety presented by food operations and personnel, together with cost-effective, practical control measures.

The qualification is designed principally for those who are or intend to be, food handlers working in catering. It is also appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including pest control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel.

Achievement of this qualification will enable learners to identify how to make changes to catering practices in order to improve the safety of catering services.

This Ofqual approved qualification has been developed specifically for insertion onto the Qualifications and Credit Framework with full support from People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism. It is therefore fully compliant with industry and regulatory standards as well as being recognized by environmental health practitioners, auditors and other enforcement officers.

Please be advised that the classroom course has a minimum age requirement of 16.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

This course gives learners the opportunity to gain a formally recognised regulated qualification. If you require funding, a regulated qualification is often required. Phone us and we can advise if needed. If you choose our course leading to a regulated qualification, there are additional assessment criteria to be undertaken with an instructor and a small extra certification charge.

Regulated Qualification Details
Course Title: TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)
QAN: 601/2512/3
Level: 2
Credit Value: 1
TQT: 10
The Register of Regulated Qualifications
TQUK Qualification Specification
  • Cafe Managers
  • Catering Manager
  • Chefs
  • Food Runner
  • Food Server
  • Bar Staff
  • Crew Member

This course comes with 8.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 3 hours and 3 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Food Hygiene Legislation
    • Relevant Legislation
    • The Environmental Health Officer
    • HACCP
  • Bacteriology and Food Poisoning
    • What are bacteria and how do they grow and affect us
    • How we control their growth
    • Food poisoning and its effect
    • Symptoms of food poisoning
    • Types of infections
    • Chemicals and foreign objects
    • Natural plant foods and allergies
  • Food Contamination
    • Cross-contamination
    • The danger zone
    • Ways of preventing cross-contamination
    • Chopping board colours
    • High-risk foods
    • Pest control
    • Hot food display units
    • Working at a bar
    • Serving in a restaurant
  • Personal Hygiene
    • Hand washing and hand gels
    • Protective clothing
    • Reporting Illness
    • First Aid Kits for food preparation
    • How you need to act at work
  • Food storage and Preservation
    • Principles of food preservation
    • Date marks, damaged food and record keeping
    • Food Preservation Methods
    • Salting
    • Pickling
    • Food spoilage
    • Heating, Refrigeration and freezing
    • Egg precautions
    • Dietary Requirements
    • People at high risk 
    • Traditional methods of preservation
    • Preventing food spoilage
    • Warning signs

Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety

1.1 Outline the importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behaviour
1.2 Describe how to report food safety hazards.
1.3 Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators

Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic2.1 Explain the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including its role in reducing the risk of contamination
2.2 Describe effective personal hygiene practices, for example, protective clothing, hand washing, personal illnesses, cuts and wounds

Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic

3.1 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
3.2 State how workflow, work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning
3.3 Outline the importance of pest control

Understand the importance of keeping food safe

4.1 State the sources and risks to food safety from contamination and cross-contamination to include microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards
4.2 Explain how to deal with food spoilage including recognition, reporting and disposal
4.3 Describe safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
4.4 Explain the importance of temperature controls when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
4.5 Describe stock control procedures including deliveries, storage, date marking and stock rotation

Why do I need accredited training courses?

Whether you are employed, running a business or taking training for other reasons, you need to ensure the course is trustworthy and will pass due diligence checks.  Taking courses that are accredited gives you peace of mind of the quality, compliance and that your certificate will be accepted. Choosing ISO companies to ensure they are externally verified.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.

What is "SCORM ready" and will courses run on a LMS?

SCORM Ready means that online courses can run on any compatible Learning Management System (LMS). SCORM courses run seamlessly on your existing LMS system without a separate login so staff only login using the existing company system. ProTrainings online courses have an advanced SCORM ready system to give more features than any other company.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class case locally?

Most of our courses are available as online or classroom-based at a training centre locally.  We can also send an instructor to your business to save travel and tailor the course to your business.  To save time and money you can take most courses in a blended format with online and class training.

Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

What training courses do you offer and how are they delivered?

We offer a full range of training courses across all business sectors as video online, blended and nationwide at your business or our local training centres. With over 300 courses you can learn at a time and place that meets your busy schedules and save money on travel and costs away from the office.

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