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Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Award

Subject category: Health and Safety

Course overview

This Award is aimed at staff who are working within a variety of Health and Social Care environments from residential care to supported living services.  
Food safety is the responsibility of everyone who is involved in the storage, preparation, cooking, serving and handling of food. The topics covered in this award are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.
This qualification is assessed with a 30 question, multiple choice questionnaire which is externally marked. Learners will need to achieve 20 or more correct answers to gain this qualification. 
Learners will need to bring with them on the day photographic identification which will be confirmed as seen by the trainer on the day.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and practical activities
This course has been developed and mapped to:
Food Safety Act 1990
Food Hygiene Regulations 2006
Food Standards Agency: Safer Food Better Business
And the following QCF units:
Meet Food Safety Requirements when Providing Food and Drink for Individuals
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
Promote and Implement Health and Safety in Health and Social Care

Course content

The importance of food safety procedures, risk assessments, safe food handling
Reporting food safety hazards
Legal responsibilities of food handlers
Personal hygiene
Protective clothing
Keeping the work area and equipment clean and tidy
Keeping food safe
Safe food handling
Temperature controls
Stock control

Learning outcomes

Explain how they can take personal responsibility for food safety
Explain the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic
Describe the importance of keeping food safe


7 hours

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