CIEH Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness for Retail

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification has been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and to provide employees with an introduction to food hygiene.

The training programme focuses on the information that employees need to know before they start work in a retail environment or as part of induction.

Who needs this qualification?

This course provides an ideal training solution including:

  New employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge
  Employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods
  Back-of-house employees, such as warehouse and shelf stacking staff

Why is this training important?

The learner will understand the basic requirements of food safety and hygiene including:

  How to keep clean and hygienic
  How to keep work areas clean
  The role an individual plays in reducing contamination
  Identify key food safety issues

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  Half-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice question examination
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail 
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