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Accredited Level 1 Food Hygiene Essentials course following the national Level 1 syllabus. A flexible online video-based course filmed on-location and suitable for food demonstration or concession staff, warehouse personnel, and all other staff working in low-moderate food hygiene threat environments.
Fully accredited by QUALIFI, an OFQUAL regulated UK Awarding Organisation, this quick-to-complete course covers essentials such as Approved hand-washing technique, the Danger Zone, and avoiding cross contamination.
Includes FREE unlimited online exam entry leading to a nationally recognised qualification (Endorsed Award) from OFQUAL regulated Awarding Organisation (certificate available as PDF download), and staff progress tracking system with every multiple purchase. (We recommend you compare these benefits carefully with those offered by other providers).
What does it cover?
This course covers the nationally approved syllabus and content for Level 1 Food Safety Awareness including the following highlights:
- Basic essentials of food safety law guiding safe food preparation
- Threat of pathogenic food poisoning bacteria and how it multiplies
- Awareness of physical and chemical contamination threats
- Using temperature to control food poisoning bacteria (cook, chill, reheat)
- Basic awareness of allergenic food ingredients
- Personal Hygiene guide including approved hand-washing technique
- Basic cleaning and awareness of food pest threats
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Which level of training is relevant for me?
It really depends on what role you have in the food industry. We have created a quick guide and if you need any more clarification, please just call or send an email and one of the team will help you.
Level 1 - Food Hygiene Certificate
Our course is designed for “front of house” staff, waiters, concession stands, NHS clinical staff, and retail shop workers who handle pre-packed foods.
You will probably be serving food already cooked in a kitchen, you may occasionally have to re-heat food and you will almost certainly be involved in food safety, cleaning, rubbish disposal etc. You will NOT be involved in the preparation or cooking of food from raw.
Our course is very much a “mini Level 2” and provides you all the information you need to serve safe food.
Study Time is approx. 1 hour
Level 2 - Food Hygiene Certificate
This is very much seen as the industry standard and is for anyone who handles, prepares, cooks and serves food. It is designed for people who actually cook or handle food from chilled, frozen or fresh/raw. It covers all aspects of food safety including bacteria, physical & chemical contamination, personal hygiene, cleaning, pest & waste control, the law.
If in doubt, Level 2 is the course we would strongly recommend as the minimum requirement for anybody working in the food industry.
Study Time is approx. 2-4 hours
Level 3 - Food Hygiene Certificate
Also known as Food Hygiene Intermediate Course or Food Hygiene Supervisor training.
You may be a Head Chef, Supervisor, Manager or Business Owner and you are looking to develop your food safety and management knowledge?
Alternatively, you may already hold a Level 2 certificate and are looking to progress both your knowledge and career.
The course covers food safety and bacteria in more detail and provides information on how you manage both the business and your team in vital areas such as the law, controlling bacteria and food threats, physical & chemical contamination, cleaning, pest & waste control, personal hygiene and food safety. It explains the importance of a Food Safety Management System inc. HACCP and how you would implement and manage this within the business. Our course also includes two new and unique chapters which cover: Training Your Team, and also Ethics and the Environment.
This course is strongly recommended for anyone in a management position.
Study Time is approx. 20-25 hours
Do I need training to work with food?
Yes you do so that you comply with current legislation.
The law states that you must undertake training that is relevant to your role:
- Food handlers must receive appropriate supervision, and be instructed and/or trained in food hygiene, to enable them to handle food safely.
- There is no legal requirement to attend a formal training course or get a qualification, although many businesses may want their staff to do so.
- The necessary skills may also be obtained in other ways, such as through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience.
The operator of the food business is responsible for ensuring this happens.
Does the training have to be an accredited Level 1 course?
Your training does not have to be accredited. We think it's important to give you honest answers.
An Environmental Health Officer (EHO) is more interested in the following:
- you have received relevant training
- the training complies with current laws
- you understand the reasons behind food safety
- you apply food safety practices and methods in your workplace.
An EHO’s role is primarily to ensure that you are preparing, cooking or serving food to the general public in a safe manner and it will not harm anyone. Your training may be in-house, a CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course or fully Accredited. The important point is that you receive training, understand it and put it into practice.
Will an EHO accept my Level 1 food hygiene certificate?
Our training course meets the required standards recognised by an EHO, but you will have to demonstrate proof of learning and that you are implementing this knowledge into your everyday role.
Environmental Health Officers MUST remain impartial. They cannot favour one training company or product over another. This is worth knowing if an EHO queries your choice of provider.
Our course meets nationally recognised standards that an EHO must recognise because of the steps we have taken to satisfy Qualifi, our accrediting body.
The role of an EHO is to ensure that you are preparing, cooking or serving food to the general public in a safe manner and it will not cause injury to a person.
Do the courses have ‘use-by’ dates?
If you register and pay for a course yourself you will have 30 days access to complete the course training material and the test. It may be useful to know that most applicants complete the course within 1-2 days.
If you buy multiple courses, or a bundle for you and your staff, the 30 days starts when each member of staff registers a course code. This means that you can buy as many course codes as you like and use them as and when needed. When you have gained a pass in the exam, the course access ends, leaving you to download your pass certificate at anytime; just log back in. When it comes to your training requirements we want you to have as much flexibility as possible.
Is Level 1 a Basic Food Hygiene certificate?
The level 1 food hygiene certificate is learning at a basic level but what was once known as the basic food hygiene certificate is what we now know as the Level 2 food hygiene certificate.
If you have an old Basic Food Hygiene Certificate and are looking to update your training and certification you will require our Level 2 Food Hygiene course.
Is the Level 1 food hygiene certificate instant?
We want you to get your pass certificate straight away and we also want to give you a great price on all our courses. For the Level 1 food hygiene course we do not print and post certificates as this would significantly increase the cost of the course to you which is not good news for anyone.
Why should I buy your Level 1 food hygiene course?
As a company our mission has always been to deliver the highest quality accredited training at the lowest possible cost. This is the main reason why we have been extremely successful in developing strong relationships within the major food service groups.
At the Safer Food Group we:
- Offer a fully accredited Award at the highest level backed up with a quality product that has received many plaudits for its quality and design
- Genuinely believe that we have the best quality on-line product on the market at the lowest price with the best management monitoring tools
- Are committed to permanently maintaining a low price position, and will continue to do so
Our Customers Said
“EASY, QUICK AND INFORMATIVE”
The course was set out in an easy to use way. The information was presented in text and video form, to accommodate for different types of learners. The text layout was easy to read and navigate through, and the videos consisted of relevant information and some humour (great addition).