What will I learn?

EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification for people working, or planning to work, in the food catering industry. The qualification is also ideal for those who come into contact with food handling areas due to the nature of their work, such as pest control officers and delivery personnel.

Successful candidates will gain a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

The course covers:

The importance of food safety
Food safety laws
Legal responsibilities of food handlers
Types of contamination and the associated risks
Bacteriology
Food poisoning
Foodborne illnesses
An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Personal hygiene
Work flow, work surfaces and equipment
Cleaning and disinfection
Waste disposal
Pest control
Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls

  • Preparation
  • Cooking & reheating
  • Chilling
  • Cooling
  • Freezing
  • Thawing
  • Hot holding
  • Displaying food
  • Core temperatures
  • Food preservation
  • Storage
  • Stock control procedures

    Please note that delegates will need to bring a copy of Level 2 Food Safety Made Easy (ISBN 0955229448) to the course. This is available online or from all good booksellers.

    Where will it lead me?

    After successfully completing this course, delegates may progress to our Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF) course

    Entry Requirements

    Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.

    There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy or numeracy or equivalent

    Fee Details

    Free if unemployed.

  • Qualification:

    Level 2

    Fees:

    £125

    Type of Study:

    Part-Time

    Dates:

    • 27/03/2019 - (AWL2FSC/PG02)
    • 03/06/2019 - (AWL2FSC/PG03)

    Location:

    Sparsholt College SO21 2NF

    Duration:

    09:00 - 16:30