This is an introduction to Food Safety in Catering and will benefit all employees at all levels, particularly those who hold, or are about to hold, a food safety role within their catering organisation.
The importance of food safety in catering is underpinned by health and safety legislation that places a duty on employers to establish policies and procedures and ensure their employees receive appropriate training.
Successful candidates will be awarded a national Level 2 (Level 5 in Scotland) qualification which will provide an ideal platform to higher level training or career development.
This is a 6-hour classroom based course. Dependant on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or post-course reading.
The course is made up of theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme. A range of subjects are covered that will enable you to understand:
• How individuals can take responsibility for food safety
• The importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic
• The importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
• The importance of keeping food safe
This qualification does not expire, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies and procedures is vital to keep the qualification current.
This is achieved by on-going theoretical teaching by the instructor, culminating with a written test.
A maximum of 16 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.