Level 2 Food Hygiene
Work your way towards endorsed food hygiene certification, with the help and support of Oxford Home Study Centre. Now open for enrolment, this exclusive Food and Hygiene Level 2 Course could be just the thing to boost your career prospects. We make it easy and affordable to obtain food hygiene certification online, studying from home at a time and pace to suit your lifestyle. Our flexible online courses have no deadlines or time restrictions – ideals for even the busiest schedules. This exclusive Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Certificate is open to newcomers and experienced food industry personnel at all levels. Course content covers a diverse range of essential food hygiene and safety topics, including food handling, food storage, food packaging and labelling, the consequences of inadequate food safety standards and a look at the 4Cs of food hygiene. Enrol online and get started today, or contact the OHSC admissions team anytime to learn more.
Why Study Food Hygiene and Safety?
Ensuring the highest possible food hygiene and safety standards is about more than complying with strict legislation. It’s about protecting the public from the threat of foodborne illness, which can have potentially devastating consequences for those affected. All food items without exception are susceptible to spoilage or contamination, if not handled with care. Consequently, all operatives at every stage within the food supply chain play an equally important role in safeguarding the end-customer. It is the responsibility of every worker within the food sector to contribute to the hygiene and safety standards of the business they work for. A detailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of food safety is essential for anyone pursuing a career in the field. Whether considering a career change or simply looking to run your own business more confidently, this endorsed Level 2 Food Safety Certificate comes highly recommended.
Oxford Home Study Centre offers a dynamic range of endorsed online training courses, aimed at ambitious candidates pursuing career advancement. This exclusive Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate takes place over a series of six modules, concluding with online assessments:
Module 1 - Introduction to Food Safety
The course begins with a detailed introduction to the main principles of food safety, outlining the obligations of businesses operating within the sector and who ultimately takes responsibility for maintaining appropriate standards. A brief look at the history of food safety is also included, along with a look at food safety standards in a globalised world.
Module 2 - What is Food Hygiene
Module Two shifts focus to food hygiene, examining what it means to handle food in a hygienic way and discussing the risk associated with poor hygiene. The potential for hygiene issues to result in food poisoning is also discussed, along with an introduction to the six main steps involved in breaking the ‘food poisoning chain’.
Module 3 - The 4Cs of Food Hygiene
The ‘4Cs’ of food hygiene are presented and discussed in the third module, both individually and as part of a collective whole. Candidates consider the criticality of effective cleaning, cooking, chilling and cross-contamination prevention at all levels within the food supply chain, along with how to ensure food is heated to the right temperature to be safe for consumption.
Module 4 - Food Handling & Food Storage
A more detailed look at cooking times and temperatures follows in the fourth module, which also brings chilling foods and holding foods at safe temperatures into discussion. Learners consider the unique requirements of potentially hazardous foods, alongside important guidelines for establishing whether something is spoiled and should not be consumed.
Module 5 - Packaging and Labelling
Module Five takes a look at legislation regarding the clear communication of information on product packaging. The obligations of food businesses to provide a full disclosure of ingredients and potential allergens are discussed, along with the basics of presenting a nutritional declaration and information on how to cook/prepare the product.
Module 6 - Transporting Food Safely
The course concludes with a series of good practice guidelines for transporting food safely. The risk of cross-contamination during transit is examined, along with the importance of keeping food products at a safe temperature and selecting the appropriate mode of transport in accordance with the consignment.
Paying in Instalments: £340(Interest FREE Instalments)
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £27
Pay in Full: (£60 Discount) £280
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.
A detailed knowledge and understanding of key food safety and hygiene principles is mandatory for anyone pursuing a career in the food sector. From entry-level members of the workforce through to senior managers and business owners, the importance of food safety skills is universal. This Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate is therefore suitable for anyone looking to build a successful career in the production, handling or serving of food. Typical job titles in the field include hospitality manager, catering manager, logistics manager, food service specialist, kitchen manager, line cook, bar manager and many more besides.
Who Should Take This Course?
Oxford Home Study Centre provides flexible and accessible distance learning opportunities, open to ambitious candidates worldwide. Our endorsed Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene Certificate could be the ideal course for the following applicants:
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
This exclusive food safety course is open for enrolment 365 days a year, making now the perfect time to get started. Sign up online, or contact a member of our student support team anytime to learn more.