Food Safety Award level 2 – C0803

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Course Overview

This is a supported online learning course which is available 50 weeks of the year (including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. Days and times to suit your personal commitments, and the learning is taken at your own pace and complete the assessment once they feel ready.

This course is appropriate for those providing services to catering premises including health and social care workers, pest-control operators, maintenance engineers, cleaners, and laundry and delivery personnel.

Particularly beneficial for anyone (19+) who is seeking an accredited food safety qualification which would be beneficial for anyone looking for work as food handlers working in the catering or hospitality sector.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this online course, you will learn about the following topics:
1. How individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
2. The importance of keeping the food handler clean and hygienic
3. The importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
4. The importance of keeping food safe and the legal consequences if it is not.

Entry Requirements

This is a level 2 course and there are no formal entry requirements, however, a reasonable level of literacy is expected i.e. you can write and speak to make yourself understood. It would be useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available.

If you have any concerns regarding your literacy level or IT skills, please contact us.

How you will be assessed

You will complete short, mock tests at the end of each learning unit. When confident, and following a discussion with your tutor, you will complete a multiple-choice online exam.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

Fee concessions:

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in the following categories:
In receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit, JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Action Group) or low waged. Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion of this award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online courses, distance learning courses or classroom-based programmes. These might include CV writing, interview skills, customer service level 2 certificate and other short vocational programmes.

This qualification will support individuals to gain employment by improving their confidence by gaining new skills and qualifications.

For more detailed advice and guidance about future steps, you can make an appointment with one of our qualified careers advisers who can support you to find the most suitable career path for you and to make the most of your skills and qualifications.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements of the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course.

For applications via JCP, please let your Work Coach know. Subject to individual eligibility and type of benefit, the vast majority of courses are FREE to people in receipt of an employment-related benefit JSA, Universal Credit or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance).

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