Food Safety and Hygiene – level 2

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Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene

Meet legal and curriculum requirements for food safety and hygiene with this online course for childcare practitioners

What will I learn?

All food handlers, which includes childcare practitioners must have an understanding of the basic principles of food hygiene. They need to know how to work safely in order to protect the food they serve from contamination.

By taking this course, childcare practitioners will meet the legal and curriculum requirements for preparing, handling, cooking and serving food.

For England, the EYFS states that, “In group provision, all staff involved in preparing and handling food must receive training in food hygiene.”
In Scotland, the Setting the Table guidance, states in section 4.6 that “All those handling food, or preparing and storing infant milk (breast milk or formula) will need training in food safety and hygiene.”
In Wales, the National Minimum Standards states in section 10.11, “those responsible for the preparation and handling of food are fully aware of and comply with regulations relating to food safety and hygiene.”

This course will give practitioners the knowledge to safely and confidently prepare and serve food in their setting. It meets the requirements of UK Law and the individual curriculum requirements of England, Scotland and Wales.

Key course topics:

– Food safety hazards and how food poisoning occurs
– How to handle and prepare food safely and hygienically at all stages from delivery to service.
– The consequences of not handling food safely including food poisoning.
– Food safety law and how requirements apply to the setting
– Food safety management systems and HACCP principles

RoSPA Assured

This Food Hygiene course by NDNA has RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Course Assurance.

RoSPA Course Assurance confirms that the course:

– Contains relevant health and safety information
– Is pitched at the appropriate level
– And meets the highest standards for trainer competence and course quality.

This course is not a formal RQF food safety & hygiene qualification. The levels indicate the type of course so that businesses can choose whom it is suitable for.