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Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering

Distance Learning , Online learning
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Chefs/Kitchen Staff / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care)
target audience
Course Types
Qualification, e-Learning
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Personal Assistants
Health and Safety
Course description

This accredited online course is designed to provide you with a basic knowledge of food hygiene and catering health and safety practices. It has been enhanced and adapted to cover your safety at work, and the safety of the client(s) that you prepare food for.

This is an online training course available between 1 June 2020 – 1 July 2020. 

Further information on how to access this course can be found in the Additional Information below

Training objectives

ESCC has purchased access codes, to give staff who undertake food preparation the option to gain a Level 2 Health and Safety qualification through online learning to ensure you are working safely.

This online course is run by a company called Virtual College and is accredited by City and Guilds. 

This is a quick and simple way of ensuring you are compliant with the Food Hygiene in Catering qualification

This online course consists of reading and watching some course materials followed by a test.

You have 30 days to complete this course once registered, although you can log in as many times as you like during this time, as your progress is saved as you work thought the course material.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the mandatory UK Level 2 in Food Hygiene and Catering syllabus and includes:

  • Foodborne illness

  • Understanding food law

  • Food safety hazards and contamination

  • Food preservation storage and temperature control

  • Personal hygiene

  • Hygienic premises and equipment


  • Summary

Additional Information

You will receive a registration email within 5 working days containing your unique access code and a link to access this course.

To request an access code you should select 'Take this course'
Once your request to take this course has been authorised, you will receive an email containing instructions, your unique access code, and a link to access the course.

Start Date
Monday 1 June 2020
End Date
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Closing Date
Sunday 31 May 2020
09:00 - 23:30
Maximum Places
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