Food Safety in Catering (Level 2)

About the Course

This qualification is ideal for anyone working in the catering and hospitality industry (or those about to start work in the industry). Subjects covered include hazards and controls, food safety management and temperature controls, food poisoning control, personal hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, food pests and the role of the food handler in keeping food safe.

The HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) is accredited and recognised internationally and has been developed to protect customers, brand reputation and profits.

In preparation for the transition to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), the HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is currently under review and an updated qualification specification will be available from early 2017.

  • Class Duration :   4-6 hours
  • Lessons :   2
  • Language :   English
  • Skill level :   QCF Level 3
  • Class Size :   Maximum 12
  • Certificate :   Yes (assessment based)

Course Detail

It is assessed by a multiple-choice examination, where the candidate must answer at least 20 out of 30 questions correctly. The examination will take a maximum of 1 hour to complete.

These include, how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety, the importance of keeping themselves clean and hygienic, the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic and the importance of keeping food safe.

This qualification is usually achieved by taking a one-day classroom-based course.

To register onto this qualification, learners are required to be 14 years of age or above. It is also advised that learners have a minimum of CEFR B1 Level in English and Maths or equivalent.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can either apply online (through our website) or by downloading the application (fill it in by hand, scan through) and send it to us by email.

Yes, proof of ID (valid driving license or passport). Demonstration or document of English language level 1 equivalent to B1 and level 1 maths.

No, you will not need to bring extra documents.

You will need to bring in a Job Centre Plus email.

One of our team members will call/email you confirming your successful application.

Yes, one of our team members will call/email you explaining why you have been unsuccessful.