Online Level 2 Food Hygiene Training.
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This is an online level 2 food hygiene course and once candidates are successful, they receive a nationally recognised certificate. The course is suitable for all people who prepare and serve food 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.

Course Overview

Our online training courses follow the current national curriculum and the learning objectives covered in this 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 stuffs 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 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.

The course will cover legal obligation to undertake adequate training for food safety and hygiene and is a level 2 course that has a national 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.

This certificate has become the industry standard because it proves that your staff have received current and up to date training. It meets the legal requirements and responsibilities that a food outlet has to staff and customers, and counts towards the FSA 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.
  • This training certificate is recognised by local authorities, Environmental Health Officers and counts towards your Hygiene Rating.
  • You get instant access and support
  • It conforms to UK and EU legal requirements
  • It's ease of use and intuitive learning platform
  • It's online 24/7.
  • It's accessible on all devices, including mobiles and iPads.
  • We have an 85% first time pass rate.
  • We give you unlimited access to the training material and free resits if you fail any of the modules.
  • On completion of the course, each successful candidate receives a Certificate of Training available as an instant download.

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 training certificate is valid for three years.

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