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Meet your legal Obligation!

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.
Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering - From £15+VAT

This course is aimed at anyone working in catering or hospitality whether employed or self employed, working in restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets, takeaways, cafes, bars, kitchens, catering in hospitals, schools and colleges.

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Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Manufacturing - From £15+VAT

This course is aimed at anyone working in food processing, manufacturing, food assembly, packing and food storage.

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Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Retail
- From £15+VAT

This course is aimed at anyone working in retail, for example, supermarkets, small and large grocery stores, butchery, bakery, fish and farm shops, market stalls and delicatessens.

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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 training requirements.

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City & Guilds Accredited Certificate
food hygiene 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.

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