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Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Online Course

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  • Course Type E-Learning
  • Course Duration 60 Minutes
  • Course Access 12 Months
  • Awarded By The CPD Standards Office
  • Endorsed by

    Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB

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Learn the essential knowledge and understanding of good Food Safety Practice.
Course Description

By law, all food handlers must have an understanding of the principles of food hygiene and know how to work safely to protect the food they serve from contamination. This Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene online course is suitable for anyone who handles, prepares or serves food in the catering industry.  This includes those working in restaurants as well as people working in hotels, cafes, fast-food establishments, schools, day nurseries, takeaways, and any other position where you have contact with food.

This level 2 food safety course will inform you of your legal responsibilities and what constitutes best practice in regards to controlling food safety hazards, controlling temperatures, food storage, food preparation, personal hygiene and premises cleaning.

Upon completion of this online food hygiene training, you will be confident in your food hygiene knowledge and have all the skills and tools you need to keep people safe and comply with food hygiene law.

You don’t need to have any previous food hygiene training to do this course. The level 2 food safety hygiene certificate achieved is recognised by local authorities and accepted by Environmental Health Officers.

Aims of this online food hygiene training course

By the end of this Level 2 Food Safety course, you'll be able to:

  • Outline legislation regarding food safety.
  • Describe the different types of contamination.
  • Identify the 14 food allergens and the symptoms of allergic reaction.
  • Explain food poisoning and food borne illness, and list the causes and symptoms.
  • Implement control measures in the kitchen to reduce the risk of illness.
  • Observe the strict personal hygiene standards required to produce food safely.
  • Carry out effective cleaning and disinfection procedures.
  • Recognise signs of pest infestation and implement necessary control measures.

When will I get my level 2 food safety hygiene certificate?

Once you have successfully passed this food and hygiene level 2 course online, you will be able to download and print your certificate immediately. The level 2 food safety hygiene certificate achieved can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

Why train with us?

  • 100% Pass Rate.
  • Takes just 90 minutes to complete.
  • Full audio voiceover 
  • Free Retakes.
  • Study online from anywhere, at your own pace.
  • Meets legal requirements for food handlers.
  • Follows all UK regulations and laws.
  • Download and print your accredited CPD certificate on successful completion.
  • The level 2 food safety certificate is recognised by local authorities and accepted by Environmental Health Officers.
  • Eligibility to apply for a TOTUM Pro Card.
  • Exceptional student support throughout your learning journey. Plus, our food and hygiene training comes with a 14 day money-back guarantee for your peace of mind.

Course accreditations

Our Level 2 Food Safety course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Additionally, this course has been independently reviewed and endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB

Bulk discounts

Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.

If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this food safety and hygiene course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 0808 175 1269 to make an enquiry.

Who is this course for?

The European Union Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs requires all food handlers to be appropriately trained in how to carry out their roles safely.

This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering course ensures that you comply with this legal responsibility by providing learners with a thorough introduction to the correct food handling practices.

This Food Hygiene course is suitable for food handlers in all disciplines of the catering sector, including restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, fast-food outlets, takeaways, mobile food trucks, kitchens, hospitals, schools and colleges.

This food hygiene certificate level 2 training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Chef / Cook
  • Catering / Kitchen Assistant
  • Bartender / Front of House Worker
  • Teacher
  • Support / Care / Charity Worker
  • Child Minder / Nursery Staff
  • Butchers
  • Bakers
  • Fishmongers

If you are a manager or supervisor in any of the above sectors, then our Level 3 Food Hygiene & Safety In Catering Course is more suitable for you.

Course Assessment Process


Upon completion of the food safety course, learners will complete an end of learning assessment consisting of 20 questions. 70% of the questions will need to be answered correctly in order to pass and receive a certificate.  

If you don't pass the test first time, don't worry, you can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Endorsement(s): Institute of Hospitality and BIIAB.

Accreditation: The CPD Standards Office.

Got any questions? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0808 175 1269. We're happy to help!


Our food hygiene training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

For the best viewing experience on our state-of-the-art eLearning platform we recommend an internet connection of 10Mbps or better. Please also use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser with Adobe Flash Player.

Looking for more information?
Is this level 2 food safety course accredited?
Yes the course is fully CPD accredited and accepted by Environmental Health Officers as proof of your understanding of food safety.
How do I get a level 2 food safety and hygiene certificate?
Simply enrol on the course, work through the units and complete the multiple choice quiz at the end. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you like and, once you have passed, you can download your certificate immediately.
Who needs a food hygiene certificate level 2?
Anyone who handles food as part of their job has to have a food hygiene certificate level 2. This means it is not only restaurant staff that need to be trained in food hygiene – it is required of anyone who handles any food and drink in their workplace. This includes school and nursery staff, social care workers and basically anyone else who handles food in their job role. We offer multiple food hygiene courses that are aligned to catering, manufacturing and retail.
What if I don't pass the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time then you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.

When will I receive my level 2 food safety and hygiene certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the entire program is likely to take around 60 minutes to work through initially, but you may want to allow more time to repeat some areas. You should allow an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
I want to purchase several courses for my employees, how do I do this?
If you are purchasing training for your team then you need to add the number of courses you require to your basket. Once you have made the purchase, email sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk with the names and email addresses of your employees and you’ll be emailed a list of login details that you can distribute to your staff.
What if I am unhappy with the food hygiene training online course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.
If we haven't answered your questions, please submit a question. We are happy to help and answer any questions you might have.
Course Media
Course Outline

The Level 2 Food and Safety course for Catering is organized into the following modules.

Module 1 – What is food safety?

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Food safety legislation
  • HACCP and food safety management systems
  • The role of the Environmental Health Practitioner

Module 2 – Food hazards and contamination

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The main hazards associated with food production
  • Types of contamination and the impact they have on foods
  • Basic controls to keep food safe from contamination

Module 3 – Food poisoning

In this module, you will learn about:

  • The difference between food poisoning and foodborne illness
  • The main causes of food poisoning and foodborne illness
  • The main symptoms of food poisoning

Module 4 – Cross contamination

In this module, you will learn about:

  • How to avoid cross contamination
  • Separation of raw and ready-to-eat food (using colour-coding for example)

Module 5 – Control measures

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Best practice procedures for keeping food free from contaminants and ensuring food will not cause illness or harm

Module 6 – Personal hygiene

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Best practice personal hygiene for food handlers
  • Effective hand washing
  • Dealing with cuts, spots, boils and other skin conditions

Module 7 – Food pests

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Common food pests and signs of infestation
  • Reasons for pest control
  • General pest control

Module 8 – Basic cleaning procedures

In this module, you will learn about:

  • Types of cleaning chemicals
  • Cleaning procedures and cleaning schedules
  • Reasons for cleaning
  • Waste management
Training Features

E-Learning Format

This eLearning is accessed through a dedicated learner portal. Your course material is presented in an interactive and easy to follow presentation enabling you to study at your own pace.

The course is divided into simple sections with a short quiz at the end of each to test your knowledge. Once you have progressed through each of the course sections you can complete an end of course quiz which consists of multiple-choice questions based on the material that you have studied.

Once you have passed the course you can download your fully accredited CPD certificate (PDF format) directly from your learning account.

Test Retakes

If you don't pass the first time, don't worry, you can resist the test as many times as required - until you pass.

New – Translation Feature

Our state-of-the-art e-learning portal now offers translation features. Making learning across countries easy with automatic language translation – available in 75 popular international languages. Allowing learners to study in their preferred language. 

Payment Options

For purchases of 1 to 9 user enrolments select the number of users you require and add the course to your shopping basket by selecting Add to Basket. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a PayPal account. Once payment is confirmed, we’ll process your order and email your course login instructions.

For a licence for 10 or more user enrolments, discounts, or if you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice, please contact us on 0808 175 1269 or email sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.

Purchase Order Payments: To pay and enrol for courses using a purchase order (PO), please email your PO details to sales@mytrainingacademy.org.uk.


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