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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety (Refreshers)

Who needs this qualification?

All candidates who have taken the CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are recommended to take a refresher course three years after completion.

Why is this training important?

Food safety regulations and best practice are constantly changing and in order to guarantee safe food to consumers, food business operators must ensure their employees are kept up-to-date.

  • Refresh candidates’ knowledge of food safety;
  • Complete the CIEH Level 2 Food Safety qualification portfolio;
  • Encourage best practice within the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of food safety procedures and reporting and how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety;
  • Understand effective personal hygiene practices, their importance in food safety and their role in reducing the risk of contamination;
  • Understand how working areas are kept clean and hygienic;
  • Identify the sources and risks to food safety and understand the importance of keeping food safe.


DurationDurationHalf day programme
AssessmentAssessmentMultiple choice exam
Ofqual RegulatedOfqual RegulatedNo
PrerequisitePrerequisite Level 2 Awards in Food Safety
Suggested ProgressionSuggested ProgressionLevel 3 Awards in Food Safety

Delivery option 1

  • Remote completion of workbook followed by one hour discussion session.

Delivery option 2

  • Three hour training session.

Please note:

When submitting results for the refresher qualification, the centre must send copies of all the candidates' certificates and/or relevant batch results list together with the answer information sheets (AISs) and summary sheet. Results will not be processed without evidence of prior successful completion of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering / for Manufacturing / for Retail.

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