Online Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.

Get your Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate today from just £4.99

Gain a nationally recognised certificate with our Level 2 Food Hygiene course - ideal for anyone that prepares and serves direct to the public.

Course duration: Between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hrs depending on learning speed.

Course format: Three video training modules, with a multiple-choice section at the end of each module.

On completion your training certificate is valid for three years, is recognised by local authorities and Environmental Health Officers, and counts towards your Food Hygiene Rating.

If you work in a cafe, chip shop, restaurant, fast food outlet, mobile catering unit, hotel kitchen, hospital kitchen, school kitchen, college kitchen or at outdoor cooking events. Then this level 2 food hygiene course is for you.

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Our Level 2 online Food Hygiene certificate is recognised by local authorities, Environmental Health Officers and counts towards your Hygiene Rating

  • Instant access and ongoing support.
  • Conforms to UK and EU legal requirements.
  • 24/7 online access to course materials.
  • Accessible on all devices, including mobiles and iPads.
  • 85% first time pass rate.
  • Unlimited access to the training material and free resits if you fail any of the modules.
  • Certificate of Training available as an instant download upon successful completion of the course

Course Overview

Our Level 2 Online Food Hygiene course follows the current national curriculum. The learning objectives covered in this HSE course include:

  • Personal and kitchen hygiene.
  • Risk assessment and control measures.
  • Temperature control and its importance.
  • Cross contamination risks.
  • Food hazards and how to avoid them.

Personal and kitchen hygiene instructs in the importance of cleanliness and the possible consequences of neglecting the exacting standards required to keep food safeguarded from poor hygiene hazards.

The section on risk assessments shows how and why to evaluate risks within a catering environment, as well as how to implement control measures to lessen or eradicate risks that may present themselves.

Key issues addressed in the section dealing with the importance and relevance of temperature control when storing or cooking, shows that it is a precise science and must be strictly observed to avert the probable risks that could happen if ignored.

The potential for poisoning to materialise if cross contamination between different food stuff ensues is extremely feasible, and this section deals with all aspects of possible cross contamination.

The final section deals with how to avoid hazards using HACCP (Hazard, Analysis, Critical, Control, Point) to record, monitor and reduce probable risks.

If you cook, prepare or handle food for the retail or hospitality sections you will need to hold a level 2 food hygiene certificate to show that you are aware of the correct way to handle food and the environment that it is prepared in. This training teaches the essentials of good practices, is available to take on all platforms and can be taken at your own pace.

The principals and learning objectives taught in this online course are presented in an easy to follow manner, are suitable for all learners and teach candidates the importance of:

  • Understanding best practices when handling foods, being able to identify hygiene hazards and implement control measures.
  • Understanding safe storage temperatures, cooking temperatures and which temperatures and conditions that fall in the danger zone.
  • Understanding the importance of personal and work station hygiene.
  • Understanding the industry regulations with regards to preparing, cooking and handling food safety.
  • Understanding the legal obligations of food handlers.
  • Understanding contamination and food poisoning.
  • Understanding waste management, pest control and safe working environments.
  • Understanding how and why the correct cleaning process should be carried out.

This HSE course is for all food handlers that work in the retail or hospitality catering sector, and satisfies the legal training obligations placed on employers and employees.

Our Level 2 Food Hygiene course will cover all legal obligations to undertake adequate training for food safety and hygiene and has a nationally recognised certificate.

The learning objectives covered in this training include:

  • Personal and kitchen hygiene.
  • Risk assessment and control measures.
  • Temperature control and its importance.
  • Cross contamination risks.
  • Hazards and how to avoid them.

The Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate has become the industry standard because it proves that your staff have received up to date training. It meets the legal requirements and responsibilities that a food outlet has to both staff and customers, and counts towards your organisation’s FSE rating.

The main reason for undertaking training isn't to comply with legislation, but to know that all staff understand the importance of the course content and are fully aware of their duties and responsibilities when it comes to handing and preparing food stuff. By the end of this course you should be fully competent in:

  • Best practices to use and implement when handing food stuffs.
  • Identifying hygiene hazards and implementing relevant control measures.
  • Understanding the reason for safe temperature controls for storage and cooking.
  • Knowing how to avoid foods being in the temperature danger zone and why it should be avoided.
  • Understanding the importance of personal and work station hygiene and hygiene controls.
  • Knowing the industry regulations with regards to preparing, cooking and handling food safely.
  • Understanding how and what food poisoning and contaminants are, as well as the effect these can have on consumers.
  • Understanding the importance of hygiene in respect to waste management, pest control and safe working environments.
  • Understanding their moral and legal responsibilities to the employer and consumer.

Assessment and Training Certificate

For ease of use the training course is split into three modules with a Q&A multiple choice section at the end of each module.

The pass rate for each module is 85% and you have to pass each module to move onto the next.

If you don't pass a module first time, you are given as much access to the course material as you need in order to meet the required standard.

Once you have completed the course, you will have instant access to your training certificate which is recognised by Environmental Health Officers and local authorities.

Your Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate is valid for three years.

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