Food safety

Highfield awarding body logoEveryone who works with food has a responsibility to ensure that the food they serve or sell is safe to eat.

All our food safety courses can be tailored to catering, manufacturing and / or retail businesses and organisations, with specific course handbooks and exam papers for each.

During food hygeine visits Environmental Health Officers will check that there is always someone at work with at least a level 2 (or equivalent) qualification. They will ask questions to make sure that all staff have a basic understanding of food hygeine.

What they find may affect the Food Hygeine Rating Scheme score which is now displayed to the public, including your customers.

Food Safety Awareness in Catering - Level 1 Award

  • Waiting staff, cashiers, warehouse staff, new or temporary staff working with food
  • Personal cleanliness and hygeine
  • How to keep work areas clean
  • Key food safety issues
  • Half day; 3 hours
  • Multiple-choice test
  • This course is also available as an online course

Food Safety in Catering - Level 2 Award

  • Anyone working in catering who prepares, cooks and directly handles food
  • In-depth understanding of food safety risks
  • National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, how to achieve the best rating score and how to promote it. 
  • One day; 9am - 4.30pm
  • Multiple-choice test
  • This course is also available as online courses

Our Environmental Health Officers highly recommend that candidates retake the course every three years to ensure knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date and to take account of any changes in legislation and practice.

Supervising Food Safety - Level 3 Award

  • Managers and supervisors of food businesses
  • Specific training in HACCP principles.
  • Understanding of food safety procedures, emphasising the importance of monitoring and controls to prevent problems.
  • 3 days (usually over a three week period) with revision and test on fourth day
  • Multiple-choice test

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If you are booking more than one place, are eligible for a discount (check the course information sheet), or if you can't see your course listed, please contact the Health Development Unit.

Contact us

Health Development Unit

Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 305971