CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety


Fundamental for anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Duration: 1 day
Assessment method: multiple choice examination 


Food hygiene and safety training providers have identified a growing need to make food safety learning more relevant to specific business environments to increase effectiveness. Reflecting sector-specific needs these food safety qualifications are required to address new National Occupational Standards. In line with this demand, the CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety have been designed to address the food safety and hygiene needs of the catering, manufacturing and retail sectors. 

Food hygiene certificates include: 

Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail 

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Food safety and hygiene hazards
  • Temperature control
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating
  • Food handling
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment


On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a CIEH accredited certificate.

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