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Food Safety

Foundation Certificate in Food Hygiene – Level 2

This qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, food handlers. A food handler is any person, in any type of food business, who handles food, whether open or packaged (food includes drinks and ice). This qualification may also be appropriate for people whose work requires them to enter food premises, e.g. equipment maintenance engineers, off-site business owners/managers and delivery personnel. The aim of this qualification is to provide a basic knowledge of food hygiene.

 Foundation Certificate in HACCP – Level 2

The Foundation Certificate in HACCP is appropriate for all persons employed in food and food related businesses who need to have an understanding of HACCP. It is particularly useful for those involved in the implementation and maintenance of HACCP and individuals who are, or intend to become, members of HACCP teams.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing

This qualification is designed for those who work in all areas of the food and drink manufacturing sectors. As well as those directly involved in the handling, production or processing of food or drink items, the qualification may also be suitable for those whose work requires them to enter the workplace e.g. equipment maintenance engineers and delivery personnel

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

This qualification is designed principally for those handling and/or preparing food within a retail environment. The trainee’s role may include the handling of wrapped food or the handling (or preparation) of unwrapped food, including food subject to temperature control requirements. Applicable job roles would include those working in food storage areas, in-store bakeries, hot food preparation and service areas. Other job roles could include those working on the fish, meat, or fresh produce of delicatessen counters within the retail environment.

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering*

Holders of this qualification will have knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. Holders will know how to maintain good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Catering*

This Level 3 qualification is designed principally for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors of food handlers within the catering and hospitality industry. Holders will gain a broad knowledge of food safety and food hygiene, enabling them to identify problem areas and recommend solutions.

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

This Level 3 qualification is designed for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors in any part of the food and drink manufacturing sector. It will provide a knowledge and understanding of food safety principles and practices, and will enable candidates to identify problem areas and to recommend solutions.

Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

This qualification is designed for those who are, or intend to be, supervisors within the retail sector. The qualification is applicable to those who may supervise staff who handle or prepare wrapped or unwrapped foods, including foods subject to temperature controls.

Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing

This qualification is primarily aimed at supervisors/junior managers working within the food manufacturing industry, but will also be of benefit to caterers and retailers. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) provides an effective and practicable management tool for identifying food safety hazards and ensuring that adequate controls are in place.

Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing

This qualification is designed for those who are, or intend to be, managers in any part of the food and drink manufacturing sector. It covers all of the necessary aspects of food hygiene and safety in depth, providing candidates with a thorough knowledge. It concentrates on the need for programmes and procedures to be properly drawn up, introduced and monitored to ensure full compliance with the legislation.

Level 4 Award in HACCP Management for Food Manufacturing

This qualification is primarily aimed at senior supervisors/managers working within the food manufacturing industry, but will also be of benefit to those working in catering and retail. This Level 4 qualification covers.

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