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By completing a Virtual College Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene course you are meeting the EU Regulation 852/2004 training requirements.
Virtual College offers three sector specific Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene Courses, all mapping to Industry Standards, so you can
be sure the course covers exactly what you need to know.
Formally known as Foundation or Basic Food Hygiene, this online course teaches industry standards in
Food Safety and Hygiene.
Our Level 2 courses are targeted for workers in Catering, Retail and Manufacturing.
If you know which course you require, click 'buy now'. For more information on what is covered in each specific course,
visit the Hygiene Level 2 page.
Successful completion of the training material and online test ensures that you meet your legal
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City & Guilds Accredited Certificate
Upon completion of the online training material learners will sit an online test and on successful completion,
will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene.
Depending on which type of certificate has been purchased, certificates will be either downloaded
from within the Learning Management System and self-printed by the learner or if completed successfully Monday-Friday before 12:00 midnight, certificate will be posted next day. Weekend completers will have their certificates posted on Monday. Our certificates are extremely high quality with an authorisation seal. If you haven’t already, click on the example.
The training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed) which is
equivalent to 6 hours face to face group training. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test 3 times at no extra cost, having revisited the training material. If learners have not achieved the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting Learner Support.
If completed successfully Monday-Friday before 12:00 midnight, certificate will be posted next day. Weekend completers will have their certificates posted on Monday.
On average this course contributes 2-3 hours towards your CPD.