Level 2 Food Hygiene

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Food Hygiene & Safety Level 2

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All food handlers are required by law to understand the basic principles of food hygiene and to work safely in order to protect the food they serve from contamination. This Food Hygiene and Safety Level 2 course is appropriate for people who manage a team responsible for food preparation, cooking, serving, or selling, and it ensures that everyone who works with or handles food has proper food hygiene training. This level 2 course will teach you about your legal obligations as well as best practises for controlling food safety threats, controlling temperatures, food storage, food preparation, personal hygiene, and premises cleaning.

Completing this Food Hygiene and Safety training course, provides knowledge of the importance of proper food hygiene as well as the important regulatory standards. Learners will be able work safely as well as effectively, protecting you, your customers/service users, and the reputation of your company

Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • 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 Food Hygiene and Safety 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?

This Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course ensures that you comply with this legal requirement by providing learners with a thorough introduction to safe food handling practises.

The training course is appropriate for food handlers in all disciplines of the catering industry, including restaurants, hotels, kitchens, hospitals, schools.

These include professionals such as but not limited to:

  • chefs/cooks,
  • Waiters
  • catering kitchen assistant,
  • healthcare support assistants,
  • carers,
  • baristas,
  • nursery staff/child minders

Why should you take this course?

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), around 2.4 million instances of foodborne disease occur in the UK each year. When personnel engaged in the preparation, handling, and serving of food lack the information or training required to perform safely and hygienically, the risk of food-borne disease increases.

Food businesses have a legal obligation to protect customers from harmful food, content, or quality that consumers expect, and from food that is labelled, If you fail to comply with your obligations and responsibilities as a food business, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) or other enforcement bodies may take action against you. Food industry owners, managers, and supervisory personnel would benefit more from a Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety training course. promoted/advertised, or presented in a deceptive or misleading manner.


Employees involved in food preparation, handling, and serving may be at risk of causing food-borne illnesses if risks associated with food are not appropriately handled. Food companies must provide employees with training and instructions as well as information that is suitable for the work they are doing. This will ensure that they understand the food hygiene standards and practises in place, assisting in the protection of their own and others’ health and safety. Employees who take our Food Safety & Hygiene Level 2 course will learn about food hygiene and the legislation, allowing them to recognise and strive towards best practise standards. The training will teach responsibilities, how to prepare, handle, store, and serve food safely, and how to maintain high standards of food hygiene.


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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 objectives

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.

Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety learning objectives

The main objective of this course is to help the learner understand:

  • Why food safety is essential
  • What is food poisoning and how to prevent it
  • How to handle, prepare and store food safely
  • How to maintain appropriate temperature control.
  • The importance of good personal hygiene
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a clean environment

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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