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Food Safety in Catering – E-Learning

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E-Learning Course Content:

These Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 in Catering e-learning course is aimed at ensuring people that work in the catering industry meet the requirements necessary to ensure that health and safety standards regarding food hygiene are met.

The e-learning is provided on a subscription basis, whether hosted on your own Learning Management System, or using our, feature-rich, easy-to-use learning platform.

Watch this video for a quick overview of the e-learning course:

*Please note: This course is not a formal RQF food safety & hygiene qualification, the level indicates the standard that the course is pitched at, so that businesses can choose who it is relevant to.

What’s the course about?

Food Safety in Catering

This Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 in Catering has been designed for anyone that handles food as part of their role in catering; this could be chefs, cafe staff, fast food outlet workers and anyone else involved in the catering industry.

Food is governed by a variety of different laws and regulations, which establish food control, food safety and relevant aspects of food trade. These regulations are in place to ensure food is safe and of adequate quality. This e-learning course will help ensure your organisation meets this requirement.

Within this Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 in Catering e-learning course, your learners will be helped to appreciate the importance of food hygiene, their legal responsibilities and best practice involved in the safe production, cooking, storage and serving of food. They’ll also consider the type of hazards they might face, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, disposing of rubbish and pest control.

This Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 in Catering e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to work effectively with food, helping to ensure the safety of their colleagues and the general public.

Who is it for?
  • Essential health and safety training for people in H&S roles
  • Essential food hygiene training for people in catering roles
    • Chefs
    • Cafe staff
    • Fast food outlet workers
    • Production managers
    • Process managers
    • Catering workers
    • Catering managers
    • Administrators
    • H&S Managers
    • Technical workers
    • Cleaners
  • Can be used as part of a wider health and safety programme
  • Perfect for catering employee induction processes
What does the course look like?
  • It’s an online e-learning course
  • Interactive and engaging content
  • Containing 11 interactive modules
  • Blending text, videos, graphics, interactions and images
  • Aligns with the HABC, CIEH, and RSPH syllabuses
  • On-going testing as your progress with a final assessment​​

Ensure your learners understand and comply with food safety and hygiene requirements

With this e-learning course:

  • Establish why food hygiene is important
  • Establish what the law requires regarding food hygiene and safety
  • Understand the hazards associated with food hygiene in a catering environment and what can be done to reduce risks
  • Effectively identify and manage risks in a catering environment
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene to food safety
  • Establish effective cleaning and maintenance procedures
  • Explore the importance of correct rubbish disposal practices
  • Understand the dangers presented by pests around food and how these can be mitigated
  • Review the food safety danger zone and explore the main methods of food preservation
  • Identify the importance of avoiding cross-contamination
  • Explore the main allergens, the risks and how food should be labelled
  • Learn about the responsibilities involved in serving hot or cold held food
Module 1 – Introduction to Food Safety 
  • Appreciate the importance of food safety
  • Review Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Safer Food Better Business (SFBB)
  • Explore food management standards as identified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) global food safety standard
  • Be introduced to the potential consequences of delivering unsafe or unhygienic food


Module 2 – Legal Requirements
  • Establish the main responsibilities as provided by the Food Safety act 1990 and consider which of these is most applicable to a logistics operation
  • Identify who is responsible for food safety enforcement and what this involves
  • Understand the basic requirements of complying with food safety law
Module 3 – The Hazards
  • Understand the potential food risks that exist
  • Explore how bacteria replicates to cause illness
  • Review how viruses spread between people
  • Use FATTOM to understand the conditions that bacteria thrive in
  • Understand the food poisoning bacteria, their sources and symptoms
  • Establish the precautions you can take to avoid potential food hazards​​
Module 4 – Hazard Analysis 
  • Discover the three aims of hazard analysis
  • Establish what the five steps to effective hazard analysis are
  • Explore the areas to consider when carrying out hazard analysis
  • Putting checks and restrictions in place for; receiving, rejecting, storing and transporting food
  • Ensuring the correct systems and controls are in place​
Module 5 – Personal Hygiene
  • Understand why personal hygiene is important in the context of food safety
  • Review; hand washing, injury, body piercings and illness
  • Be reminded of what personal hygiene involves and what you need to do to ensure that you do not accidentally impair the safety of food​
Module 6 – Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Identify why cleaning is important
  • Use the 6-point cleaning approach to help ensure food safety
  • Establish when to clean and what to consider in a cleaning schedule
  • Review ‘clean as you go’ and what effective cleaning involves
  • Understand the three different types of cleaning products and their safe use​
Module 7 – Disposing of Rubbish
  • Explore the reasons of the dangers of failing to dispose of rubbish promptly and correctly
  • Understand the different segregations of waste and the reasons for this
  • Receive a reminder of your responsibility to dispose of rubbish correctly and what this involves​
Module 8 – Pest Control
  • Explore the dangers to our health presented by pests
  • Establish the tell-tale signs that show the presence of the six main types of pest
  • Be reminded that ‘prevention is better than cure’ and what this involves​
Module 9 - Temperature and preservation
  • Learn about the food temperature danger zone and what you need to do to keep food outside of this zone
  • Be introduced to the nine main methods of preservation used by food manufacturers
Module 10 - Preventing cross contamination
  • Learn about the importance of following correct processes or procedures to prevent cross contamination of food
  • Learn about colour coding of tools and equipment to prevent cross contamination between different food types
  • Be reminded about the importance of good hygiene and cleanliness
Module 11 - Allergen Guidance
  • Be reminded about the 14 main allergens that may be found in food and the risks associated with them
  • Learn about food manufacturers obligations to inform customers and to label foods that may contain allergens
  • Be reminded of the basic precautions to take to minimise the risk of allergen cross contamination
  • Find out the main symptoms of allergic and severe allergic reactions as described by the National Health Service (NHS)
  • See the NHS advice about the action to take if somebody has anaphylaxis​​
Module 12 – Serving Food
  • Be reminded of the importance of good hygiene and what this involves
  • Learn about key do’s and don’ts when serving food
  • Learn what needs to be achieved if you are responsible for hot or cold held food whether this is served by you or whether it is in a self-service buffet
  • Be reminded of the importance of taking food allergies and food intolerances seriously
Module 13 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring – 15 randomly presented questions, from a bank of questions.
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners including RoSPA Qualifications – Assured logo
Why subscribe to this e-learning course?
  • Practical courses – This course is designed to help your learners in the real business world, giving them practical skills that they can quickly and easily implement in the workplace.
  • Interactive and engaging – Learning doesn’t have to be boring. This multi-media course is designed to keep your participants engaged throughout.
  • Step-by-step learning – This course is broken down into easy to manage bite-size chunks. From start to finish we take your learners on an enjoyable learning journey.
  • Fully accredited – The CPD Verification Service accredit all our courses, so you can be sure our training materials are of the highest standard.​
LMS integration

Where clients are not using our LMS and wish to host it on their own LMS instead, we provide SCORM files that they can simply install directly. Although these files are added to the clients LMS as usual and the user will access and view the course exactly as they would if it was built on the clients system, we are still able to track user numbers our side and also provide regular updates to the content.​

E-Learning Alterations

Our e-learning products are always provided ‘white-label’ with no Trainer Bubble logos or references to our company.

We also understand that you may like to make alterations to the content. Whether it’s minor edits, larger alterations, adding of logos, or swapping images to better reflect your corporate identity – we can provide this change for a small fee.

Please note: We regularly update our courses to reflect legal changes or just general improvements to content. All this happens without you having to lift a finger whether the course is on your LMS or ours.

This is a RoSPA Qualifications – Assured Course

RoSPA Qualifications Assured 2021


​We have a variety of options for payment of this e-learning course. Please click on the Get a Quote button below, so that we can create a personal quote that suits your specific requirements.

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Food Safety in Catering – E-Learning


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