Why Study Food Hygiene and Safety?
For anyone looking to build a successful career in the food sector, a robust knowledge of key food safety and hygiene principles is mandatory. It is the responsibility of every worker within the food supply chain to uphold the highest possible food safety standards at all times. From the moment raw materials or sourced to the consumption of the final product, a wide variety of risks must be carefully tracked and controlled. Food-related illness affects the lives of millions of people each year, in some cases with catastrophic consequences. Food safety and hygiene policies exist to prevent such issues from occurring – not to deal with the aftermath. From business owners to senior management figures to entry-level members of the workforce, the importance of food hygiene and safety skills is universal. Whatever your long-term objectives, this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Award could help you become a more capable and confident worker.
At Oxford Home Study Centre, we offer an extensive catalogue cost-effective online courses across a dynamic range of disciplines. This entry-level Food Hygiene and Safety Award is suitable for newcomers and experienced personnel alike, touching upon a series of essential topics as follows:
Module 1 - Introduction to Food Safety
Candidates are introduced to the primary principles of food safety in the first module, which examines the importance of maintaining the highest possible food safety standards and the consequences of inadequate food safety. Learners are also presented with a brief overview of the recent history of food safety.
Module 2 - What is Food Hygiene
Focus shifts to food hygiene in the second module, outlining the various contamination risks that must be considered when manufacturing, storing, handling, shipping and preparing food products. The basics of good personal hygiene are also touched upon, along with the steps that must be taken to minimise or eliminate the risk of food poisoning.
Module 3 - The 4Cs of Food Hygiene
The course concludes with a fascinating introduction to the ‘4Cs’ food hygiene methodology, which discusses how the key to food safety lies in effective cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination prevention. An introduction to food temperatures and cooking times to ensure the product is suitable for consumption is also provided.
Paying in Instalments: £140 (Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 12
Each Instalment: £10
Pay in Full: (£41 Discount) £99
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.
This introductory Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Award could pave the way for more for advanced studies at diploma level. Alternatively, successful candidates will have the opportunity to put their new skills and knowledge to practical use for the benefit of their career. Anyone looking to build a successful future in the food sector will find the teachings of this course invaluable. The same also applies to owners of food businesses, who may lack formal training or qualifications.
Who Should Take This Course?
Oxford Home Study Centre is committed to providing cost-effective distance learning opportunities for ambitious candidates. Our endorsed Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Award was created by a team of industry experts with the following candidates in mind:
Newcomers pursuing entry-level positions within the food sector
Members of the workforce pursuing leadership-level promotions
Business owners, senior managers and team leaders
Entrepreneurs looking into starting new food businesses
Anyone who works with food in any capacity on a regular basis
Jobseekers looking to boost their CVs and employment prospects
Enrol online and get started today, or reach out to the OHSC customer support team anytime for more information.