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Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene

Course details

Lesson Plan

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.

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

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