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Food Safety Level 1

Highfield's Food Safety Level 1 online training at a glance

  • Meets the UK’s mandatory training requirement for food handlers
  • Covers the key syllabus of RQF level 1 food safety qualifications
  • Written by Richard Sprenger, renowned food safety expert and author
  • CPD-accredited training
  • Self-paced study hosted online
  • Compatible with desktop, laptop and tablet devices
  • Accessible with features including audio voiceover and transcript
  • PDF certificate available immediately on completion
  • Accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s leading provider of regulated food safety qualifications
  • Approximate duration: 2 to 3 hours

Food safety and food hygiene ratings are never far from the news.

Sharing local establishments’ food hygiene ratings is a popular topic of engagement on many social media channels and in local newspapers, and unfortunately, it’s often those scoring at the lower end of the scale that make headlines.

Effective food safety and hygiene training isn’t just for businesses with a kitchen, it applies equally to businesses selling pre-packaged food and can help protect your business and ensure you avoid unwanted publicity.

Ensure your staff understand their role in maintaining food safety with a course written by one of the world’s leading food safety experts, Richard Sprenger, and accredited by the UK’s leading organisation for regulated food safety qualifications.

This online food safety and hygiene training course is ideal for those who work with pre-packaged foods or in low-risk catering environments.

Course Overview

Food businesses must, by law, ensure that all staff have received the appropriate level of safety and hygiene training commensurate with their role and risk.  

It is a useful induction programme for those undertaking work-experience in a food business, and for anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the basic principles of food safety and hygiene.

This online course is suitable for those working in a catering environment who are not directly involved in the preparation or handling of high-risk foods, but work in an environment where food is handled elsewhere or only deal with low-risk foods. It is also ideal for those working with pre-packaged or wrapped food.

Highfield e-learning’s Food Safety Level 1 course has been written by one of the world’s leading food safety experts, Richard Sprenger, and is accredited by the UK’s leading organisation for regulated food safety qualifications.

Course content

  • Introduction to food safety
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Safe handling and the storage of food
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Cleaning and disinfection

Why should I choose this course?

This food safety training course is suitable for those working in a low-risk catering environment or for keen home-cooks who would like to understand more about food safety and hygiene.  

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. Our Food Safety Level 1 course is packed with:

  • interactive exercises/gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

At Highfield, we’re committed to improving standards of food hygiene. We produce courses that improve knowledge and, when the knowledge acquired from the course is implemented, will lead to improved levels of food hygiene.

Is this training course right for me?

If you work in a low-risk catering environment or are simply looking to expand your knowledge as a hobbyist, this course is ideal for you.

However, if you are involved, or are going to be involved in the direct preparation of food within a business environment, you must be trained to a higher level.

Highfield’s Food Safety Level 2 e-learning course is ideal for most food handlers working in a catering or retail environment. If you work in a food manufacturing environment, the Food Safety in Manufacturing Level 2 course is perfect for you.

Supervisors and managers must be trained to a higher level again, and the Food Safety Level 3 e-learning course is designed for this level of employee. It is also useful for owners of small catering businesses. 

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s leading provider of regulated food safety qualifications.

The course is also accredited by the CPD Certification Service as meeting the standards of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Course duration

The course will typically take 2 to 3 hours to complete, however as this food safety training is hosted online, learners can complete each module at a time and pace to suit them.

Our LMS provides comprehensive reports, including progress reports, so that trainers or managers can ensure the course is completed to suit training or business needs.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites to study this course, though a basic understanding of principles of food safety will be beneficial.

Test and certification

The course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Learners must score 100% in order to pass.

If the learner does not achieve 100% first time, they will be taken back to review the module with which they have struggled. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

Please note: this course does not provide a qualification itself but does meet mandatory training requirements. If you wish to achieve a recognised level 1 food safety qualification you must sit an exam with a recognised training provider (you can still use the e-learning as the knowledge element of the training). Find a training provider here.

You will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately on completion of the course. This certificate, which is the equivalent of the old basic food hygiene certificate, may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food hygiene to the appropriate level.

Accessibility

This course features a full audio voiceover, a glossary of terms and a transcript for users that are hard of hearing. 

Try this course

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Click on Try our Courses, then enter your details. You will be redirected to a demo account where you can try the Food Safety Level 1 course.

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See what others say: 
Deciding to use Highfield e-learning for our food safety learning platform at Red Carnation Hotels has been a great decision for our company. By using an online platform it increases engagement and ultimately the safety of our employees and our guests, it is easier to monitor uptake via the platform and we have definitely noticed an improvement in the knowledge of our staff and the awareness of food safety in the workplace. A great tool to have on hand!

Purchasing licences

We provide price breaks on this e-learning course based on the total number of licences you purchase. The price breaks available are as follows based on user numbers:

QTY1 to 12 to 45 to 910 to 1213 to 1920 to 99100+
Price£30£30£20£15£15£12.5£10

Course licences can be purchased online or over the phone by calling us on 0845 226 0350 / 01302 363277.

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