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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety

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These qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs.

Who needs these qualifications?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Typical environments may include:

  • pubs, hotels, restaurants;
  • supermarkets and retail environments;
  • food and drink manufacturers;
  • hospitals;
  • care homes;
  • schools;
  • prisons.

Why is this training important?

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Learning outcomes

  • Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved;
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling);
  • Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years.


DurationDurationOne day programme
AssessmentAssessmentMultiple choice exam
Ofqual RegulatedOfqual RegulatedYes
Ofqual Qualification NumberOfqual Qualification NumberCatering: 500/5476/4
Manufacturing: 500/5091/6
Retail: 500/5319/X
QCFQCF1 credit
QCF ReferenceQCF referenceCatering: H/502/0132
Manufacturing: K/502/0181
Retail: K/502/0178
PrerequisitePrerequisite None
Suggested ProgressionSuggested ProgressionLevel 3 Awards in Food Safety