Food Safety for Catering - Level 2

Access Duration - 365 Days
Awarded By  Awarded By "CIEH"
Number of Modules 11 Number of Modules 11
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What Will I Learn?

Gain a clear understanding of the best practices to understand food hygiene hazards when handling food directly.
Learn about safe storage temperatures and cooking temperatures.
Learn about the importance of personal and work station hygiene.
Learn about food industry regulations in preparing, cooking and handling food.
Understand food poisoning and food contamination.
Learn about the correct cleaning process.


Do you work in an environment that prepares food? Are you in a catering service where food is being handled? The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course is designed for individuals who work in food production, handling, preparation and selling. The course is the perfect choice for individuals who directly handle and prepare the food. Individuals working in such environments must familiarise themselves with food and safety laws and regulations in order to be near the food maintaining maximum hygiene and safety.

The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course will introduce learners to food safety regulations, food safety hazards, food cleaning and how to prevent contamination, refrigeration and cooling, cooking and re-heating of foods and principles of storing food.

The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 course is also ideal for individuals in different professions such as the catering business, restaurants, fast-food outlets, cafes and hotels, even schools.  The Food Safety Act was created in 1990 to ensure that there will be no harm caused to customers. If you work in an establishment where there is direct handling of food, you must be aware of potential risks and ensure the food is maintained to the highest standards in order to minimise risks. The Food Safety for Catering – Level 2 certification is nationally recognised by local authorities and environmental health officers across the United Kingdom.

Why Choose Global Edulink?

Global Edulink offers the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Who is this Course aimed at?

  • Caterers
  • Kitchen staff
  • Restaurant staff
  • Fast-Food Outlet staff
  • Café staff
  • School Cafeteria Cooks
  • Hotel Chefs

Entry Requirement

  • The course is suitable for all levels of employees, supervisors and managers who work with and directly handle food
  • Anyone with an interest in food hygiene and safety
  • Access Duration
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Awarding Body
  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits
The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

At the end of the Food Safety for Catering - Level 2 you will be evaluated through an online multiple choice exam. In order to complete this program successfully and gain your professional qualification.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety for Catering by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.
CIEH (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health) has been supporting professionals since 1883 and an awarding body for the environmental health sector. CIEH has been instrumental in developing several environmental standards in the public and health sectors contributing greatly to the overall wellbeing on a global scale. They set a high standard of improving public health and influencing policy. They provide educational opportunities and training for environmental health professionals working across the public and private sectors. It is with a vision to provide and support a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for all.

Once you successfully complete the Food Safety for Catering - Level 2 you will gain an accredited qualification that will give your career the jumpstart you have always wanted. With this qualification you can further expand your education or go onto work in numerous positions that will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum is calculated according to The certification will enable employees in the capacity of junior and senior workers, including Supervisors and Managers to gain high earning positions within the industry.

  • Hotel Chef - £7.47 per hour
  • Catering Supervisor - £8.03 per hour
  • Restaurant Cook - £7.51 per hour
  • Cafeteria Worker - £6.73 per hour
Others jobs you can get
  • Kitchen staff
  • Hospital Cafeteria staff
  • School Cafeteria Staff
Common Career Paths For Kitchen Chef
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for  TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

1: Introduction to Food Safety
1.1 Definitions
1.2 Food safety – benefits and costs
1.3 Food poisoning – symptoms
1.4 Food poisoning – ‘at risk’ groups
1.5 Consolidations
2: Food Safety Hazards
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Physical and chemical contamination
2.3 Causes of food poisoning
2.4 Micro-organisms
2.5 Common pathogenic micro-organisms
2.6 Consolidation
3: Controlling the Risks of Bacterial Contamination
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Multiplication of bacteria
3.3 Spore forming bacteria
3.4 High risk foods
3.5 Cross contamination
3.6 Consolidation
4: Taking Temperatures
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Checking temperatures
4.3 Using a probe thermometer
4.4 Taking and recording refrigeration temperatures
4.5 Consolidation
5: Refrigeration, Cooling and Cold Holding of Foods
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Chilled storage temperatures
5.3 Safe methods of chilling cooked food
5.4 Freezing and the safe storage of food of frozen foods
5.5 Safe methods for defrosting food
5.6 Consolidation
6: Cooking, Hot Holding and Re-Heating of Foods
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Safe cooking temperatures
6.3 Re-heating foods safely
6.4 Hot holding
6.5 Monitoring the temperature of hot food
6.6 Consolidation
7: Food Handlers
7.1 Personal hygiene
7.2 Hand washing
7.3 Protective clothing
7.4 Consolidation
8: Principles of Safe Food Storage
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Preservation of foods
8.3 Date marking
8.4 Safe food handling and storage conditions
8.5 Food allergies and intolerances
8.6 Consolidation
9: Cleaning
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Definitions
9.3 To clean or to disinfect?
9.4 Cleaning in practice
9.5 Cleaning schedules
9.6 Washing facilities
9.7 Dealing with waste
9.8 Consolidation
10: Food Premises and Equipment
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Construction and equipment
10.3 First aid equipment
10.4 Common food pests
10.5 Infestation and pest control
10.6 Consolidation
11: The Law
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Role and powers of enforcement officers
11.3 Penalties for noncompliance
11.4 Food handlers requirements
11.5 Due diligence
11.6 Consolidation

Students feedback


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    Autumn Taylor

    September 19, 2019
    Perfect Course

    This was a good course for me, and I’m pleased that I decided to study it. There was a wealth of information provided and I was able to grasp the concept quite early on.

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    Hendrix Davies

    August 24, 2019
    Satisfying learning experience with Global Edulink

    The course centers on food safety, legal obligations and the responsibilities of food handlers. There are complex sections which are simplified for the learner. The presentation is structured well and made easy for us to understand. I enjoyed my learning experience at Global Edulink.

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    Dakota Jordan

    August 08, 2019
    Well-Structured Course

    The course provided thorough explanations. I’ve started registered for it and I’ve completed just a few sessions, but I’m already impressed with the scope of content and resources provided.

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    Isabelle Barker

    July 31, 2019
    Truly Awesome

    The course was practical and used real-life examples. I found this method of teaching very engaging, and I learned more through this course than I had done on the job. I hope to apply my knowledge in the restaurant I work at.

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    Emily Cook

    July 12, 2019
    Very knowledgeable

    Great course. The relevant information on food safety for catering was provided in detail.

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