Level 1 Food Hygiene

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Food Hygiene & Safety Level 1

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This Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course is designed to help you understand how to how to handle, prepare and store food hygienically. It will help you recognise your food hygiene responsibilities so that you can conduct yourself responsibly and show clients that you and your company take food safety seriously. By taking this course, you will have a solid basic understanding of food hygiene practises and food safety law, as well as demonstrate that you aim for and strive to adhere to best practises. 

This course is fully up to date with the most recent rules and regulations and UK laws. It covers the importance of food safety, what illnesses come about from poor safety, the legal aspects of poor hygiene and how to maintain appropriate standards of hygiene.

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  • Created by professionals in Food Hygiene & Safety
  • CPD accredited
  • No time restrictions, the training is entirely online.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Instant digital certificate.


Upon the successful completion of our Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety online training course, you will undertake a 20 question quiz  with a pass mark of 80%. The questions are automatically marked and you will be automatically certificated. If you don’t pass, you can retake the assessment as many times as desired until you pass.

Who is this course for?

Level 1 Food Hygiene is designed for all professionals responsible for the preparation of food in restaurants, hotels, school kitchens, cafes, bars, hospitals and mobile food outlets.

These include professionals such as but not limited to:

  • chefs/cooks,
  • Waiters
  • catering kitchen assistant,
  • healthcare support assistants,
  • carers,
  • baristas,
  • nursery staff/child minders
  • Low-risk food establishments (such as newsagents and candy stores)

Those who work with wrapped or pre-packaged items are also included.

Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the learner will be able to understand:

  • Why food safety is essential
  • What is food poisoning and how to prevent it
  • The legal aspects regarding food hygiene
  • The different types of food hazard and how to protect food from contamination
  • How to maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and maintaining a clean environment 
  • The importance of thorough cleaning and waste disposal.

Why Choose Coral & Reed courses?

  • Skill for care aligned
  • Affordable to suit your budget
  • High quality and value for money
  • Based on best practice knowledge to gain the highest standards
  • Highly interactive.


By the end of this course Learners will:

  • Understand the importance of food hygiene and safety, as well as the health risks that poor food hygiene may entail.
  • Understand the laws regarding food safety and what you must do to comply.
  • Be able to detect food safety dangers and understand how to prevent them from contaminating food.
  • Recognise the need of maintaining high personal hygiene standards, particularly handwashing.
  • Understand why it is necessary to properly clean the work environment, work equipment, and/or work vehicles.
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The CPD Group has recognised all of our courses as adhering to generally recognised standards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When the course is successfully completed, a quality assured certificate will be issued to you. This can be utilised as proof of conformity and audit.

The renewal term for this course is suggested to be 1 year based on industry best practise guidelines. This suggested renewal date will be printed on your certificate.

Course content

What is food safety, food hygiene law and the importance of food safety

Biological hazards, chemical hazards, physical hazards, microbiological hazards, allergenic hazards

Cleaning, cooking and chilling, cross contamination, contact. The 6 stages of cleaning, washing and disinfection,
Temperature control, refrigeration, use by and best before dates, stock rotation (FIFO). What is cross-contamination, how to avoid/prevent cross-contamination,  pest control, and workplace procedures.

Hand hygiene, other hygiene measures to consider protective clothes, reporting sickness, and first aid.

Course objectives

How do our courses work?​

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1.  Purchase and payment

Add the course of your choice into the basket. After adding all the courses you require, proceed to our easy checkout procedure to make a payment with a debit or credit card.

There is also the option to pay by invoice for businesses booking ten or more courses.

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2. Course access

After making your purchase, go to your email account, look for an email from Coral & Reed Ltd where you will find the information you need to begin your training (use your username and login using the password you created).

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3. Certificate

After successfully completed your course, you can immediately download your digital certificate as a PDF.

4. Continued Support

If at any point during your course you require assistance, our helpful customer support staff is eager to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at admin@coralandreed.co.uk or call us at 01753 463464, and we’ll try our best to address any queries you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our course are available to all leaners across the world and can be paid for using a Debit card.

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

All our courses will differ, according to the learning resource, but traditionally, previous learners have taken as little as 1 hour up to 3 hours. You have access to the courses once purchased for a period of 1 year.

Certificates are usually available immediately after completing the course. Click on the certificate button to download and save it somewhere easy to remember. If the course was purchased for you by your employer, please contact them for a copy of your certificate.

Once a course is purchased, go to our website – www.coralandreed.com and log in at the top by entering your user name and password. A list of courses should appear on the screen. Click on a course. On your desired course page, scroll down to course content and select the 1st module, Study the learning material, click mark complete and click lesson content to access your assessment or next lesson where lesson content is missing.

Yes, of course. Courses purchased can be completed on the phone, tablet or on a laptop.

Once the purchase of the course is complete, please allow up to 10 minutes before checking your email for log in details. Where details have not been emailed automatically please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can either choose to purchase a single course, a number of courses or a pack of
courses. Individuals wishing to purchase single courses for themselves are advised to click
Start Course, Take this Course, select individual for a single learner, or Group for individuals
purchasing on behalf of their company, add to basket and proceed to checkout.

You can also choose to undertake your course in a classroom setting, remotely from home
(Virtually) or do it online (E – Learning). Virtual and classroom courses can be booked in
www.coralandreed.co.uk while online courses are purchased on www.coralandreed.com.

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

One (1) CPD point is normally earned for every hour of study. On the corresponding course page, you can find a schedule, outlining how long we estimated each course to last.

Yes. Even after finishing the course, you may log in using your username and password to access the training materials whenever you choose.

No, there isn’t a time limit on how soon you must finish the training after placing a purchase since we want our courses to fit your schedule. Additionally, you may divide your training into as many sessions as you choose because the programme tracks your success as you go along. You are totally free to study at your own speed.

Based on best practise recommendations, the majority of our training courses include a suggested date for renewal, which is 1 Year.  The certificate you receive after finishing the course will include this date.

Simply go to the course page for the training renewal and make another complete course purchase. You may be confident that you are buying the most recent edition because our courses are frequently updated to reflect changes in statutory requirements.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay for our courses.

Please get in touch with our team so they can handle this for you. Call us at 01753 463464 or send an email to admin@coralandreed.co.uk.

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