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Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
  • Interactive and engaging with colourful animation
  • Online, self-paced and in your own time
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Course Overview

This module is a self-study course which aims to introduce you to the basic principles of Food Safety and Hygiene. It is intended for anyone working in catering and for those who are preparing to work in the catering industry. This includes people wanting to work in hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, kitchens, fast food outlets, and catering in hospitals or schools. It is ideal as induction training and will benefit anyone working in a situation where there is food and drink but is not involved with food preparation.

Upon completion of this online training material learners will sit an online test and on successful completion will be able to download a Virtual College Level 1 Food Hygiene certificate.

The training and test usually take approximately 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and if necessary, may resit the test at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

Produced by Virtual College in association with Food Safety experts "Food Dialog" a registered Training Centre with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) we have made every effort to make the training friendly, understandable and as down to earth as possible.

On completion of this course learners should understand:

  • How to keep yourself clean and hygienic
  • How to keep your work area clean
  • How food becomes contaminated and your role in reducing contamination
Course details

The sections covered include:

Learning Objectives and an introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene - Food Safety and Hygiene are terms commonly used; here we will look at how they relate to food that has been prepared and served.

Why Food Safety is important - This section looks at the consequences of poor food safety and hygiene and causes of food borne illness.

Food Safety Hazards and Contamination - This section explores contamination of food by food safety hazards; what they are, where and how they arise and the practical activities to prevent and control hazards.

Personal hygiene - This section looks at why personal hygiene is so important when working with food - from cleanliness, thorough hand washing and keeping a clean and tidy appearance.

Hygienic premises and Equipment - This section looks at the importance of keeping everything clean and tidy, such as good housekeeping, cleaning and maintaining pest free conditions.

Target Audience

It is intended for anyone working in catering and for those who are preparing to work in the catering industry. This includes people wanting to work in hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, kitchens, fast food outlets, and catering in hospitals or schools.

It is ideal as induction training and will benefit anyone working in a situation where there is food and drink but is not involved with food preparation.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the system works.

What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course.

When

The course is self-paced so you decide how fast or slow the training goes. You can complete the course in stages revisiting the training at any time.

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