Level 1 Food Safety – Catering


The European Union Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuffs states that all professionals who prepare and handle food must have an awareness of best practice measures to maintain a high standard of food hygiene and safety at all times. The Level 1 Food Safety – Catering course is designed to provide those who are new to the catering industry with the practical skills and knowledge to ensure full compliance with The Food Safety Act 1990.

You’ll learn about the responsibilities of staff and employees, bacteria prevention control, pest control measures, and much more. It will equip learners with the fundamental skills to follow best practice when storing, repairing and serving food, and ensure an effective food safety management system is in place to guarantee a safe, hazard-free working area.

Highlights of the Level 1 Food Safety – Catering :

  • Understand the responsibility of staff and employees under the The Food Safety Act 1990 and other key legislation
  • Identify the risk to food safety in the workplace and the different types of hazards when working with food
  • Follow best practice when storing, refrigerating, freezing, preparing and serving food
  • Learn about food-related illnesses and allergens and the effects of food poisoning
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene in the workplace at all times
  • Gain an understanding of hazard risk control and prevention and pest control measures
  • Understand how to clean and maintain the kitchen area to prevent the spread of bacteria 
  • Fast track your career with an accredited certificate in Level 1 Food Safety

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why Study This Course

This practical training course is ideal for aspiring professionals looking to fast track their career in the catering industry and gain the practical skills to ensure a high standard of food hygiene and safety. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a recognised certificate of achievement as proof of your new skills, which will help you to kickstart a career in the following professions:

  • Catering Assistant
  • Catering Manager
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Sous Chef

Course Curriculum

Level 1 Food Safety – Catering
Module 1: Food Safety Legislation
Level 1 Food Safety – Catering 00:50:00
Module 2: Hazards from Delivery to Service
Module 3: Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)
Module 4: Pests, Premises and People

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