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Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene

  • Meet the UK training requirements for food handlers
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  • Online, self-paced and in your own time
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As someone who works within a food environment, you have a duty to comply with the provisions of Regulation (EC) 852/2004 of the European Parliament on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs, the Food Safety Act 1990, and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2005. This requires Food Businesses to ensure that food handlers receive suitable training, instruction and supervision in food hygiene to enable them to handle food safely.

This online training material was designed to introduce the basic principles of food safety and hygiene to anyone who is involved in working in an environment where food may be prepared or stored. This elearning module is ideal for introductory training for those who are new to food hygiene, however we do not recommend this beginner course for professionals who work directly with food preparation or manufacturing.

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Who needs a food hygiene certificate?

This food hygiene level 1 course is a self-study module which introduces learners to the basics of food hygiene and understand workplace procedures to ensure food safety. This course has been registered with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and was developed to introduce beginners to the food industry in a way that is easy to understand and train.

This course was developed for beginners looking 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.

CPD Certified Training for Food Hygiene and Safety

Upon completion of this elearning food hygiene module, learners will sit an online training test and upon successful completion, will be able to download and print a Virtual College Certificate in Food Hygiene and Safety.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. On average this module contributes 1-2 hours towards your CPD.

Objectives

What will you learn?

An introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene - Food Safety and Hygiene are terms commonly used when discussing industry practise and legislation, in this module we look at how they relate to processed or manufactured food.

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 hygiene. From hand washing, health, first aid, protective clothing and appearance.

Hygienic Premises and Equipment - 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.

Certification and Duration

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate which contributes 1-2 hours towards your CPD.

The training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). This is equivalent to 6 hours face-to-face group training.

Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner 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.

How it Works

This is a general guide to how the learning management 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, however the training and test usually take between 2 to 3 hours to complete, depending on learning speed.

Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. If necessary, the learner 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.

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