Introductory Training for all workers in Catering to make sure all food you prepare is as safe to eat and enjoy as possible.
CPD Certified Provider of Training Excellence Online Training Approved by Skills for Care

Food Safety Level 1 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 8 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, Hindi, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese
  • Covers workplace and home food hygiene
  • Meets all food hygiene recommendations
£19.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Our Food Hygiene / Food Safety level one course covers all the basics of food preparation, regulations, precautions and care when preparing food for others. It is designed to meet the requirements of various regulations in food preparation and health and safety. The course covers regulations, preparation, storage, infections, cross-contamination, reporting, PPE, date marks, reporting illness and basic first aid in the kitchen. 

The course is ideal for all areas of food preparation including manufacturing, retail and catering.

The certificate is valid for 3 years and can be taken fully online or nationally in the classroom with one of our approved instructors. The classroom course is a half-day course.

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.

  • People not directly involved in food production
  • Transport workers
  • Shop staff
  • Bar staff
  • Servers

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (4.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 8 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.

For details of the contents of our online course please visit our Food Safety Level 1 site.

  •  Introduction
    • Relevant legislation
    • Allergen Regulations 2014
  • Bacteriology and Food Poisoning 
    • Bacteria and their Effects
    • How we control bacterial growth
    • Food Poisoning and allergic reactions
    • Types of infections
    • Poisons and food poisoning
  • Food Contamination and Personal Hygiene 
    • Cross-contamination: Direct and Indirect
    • Example of Indirect cross-contamination
    • Preventing cross-contamination
    • Bars and restaurants
    • restaurant workers
    • Clothing in food production
    • Personal responsibilities at work
    • illness, employers responsibility 
    • Personal Illness and exclusion from work
  • Food Storage
    • Use by and best before dates
    • Heating, refrigeration and freezing
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - English version
  • British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Website
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Food Safety Agency document on Controlling E.coli O157
  • Food Safety Agency website
  • Food Standards Agency - FAQ's on gluten intolerance and food labelling
  • Food Standards Agency - Food allergy and intolerance
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • HSE 5 steps to Risk Assessing link to HSE website
  • Hindi Food Safety Manual
  • Labelling guidance leaflet
  • Link to the HSE website
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Lithuanian Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.1 - Russian version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Polish Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Portuguese Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Romanian Version
  • ProTrainings Food Hygiene Student Manual Level 1 and 2 V8.2 - Spanish Version
  • REGULATION (EC) No 852/2004 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 29 April 2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

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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.

Are the food safety student manuals available in different languages?

Yes the ProTrainings food courses like all courses have a downloadable student manual and with the food courses the manuals are available in English, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. Having the student manual in other languages helps students understand the course. 

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.

What People are Saying

“I really appreciated being able to speak to someone directly on the phone or via the live chat if I wanted to ask or check some aspect. It was really interesting and not as scary as I thought it might be!!”

- June, RETIRE TEACHING ASSISTANT from KENT

“Great online course, easy to use and great that you can start and stop as you wish ”

- Maxine from Derbyshire
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