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Food safety in catering courses

All food businesses and any organisation that prepares food can enrol on food safety training courses run by Waverley.

Course description

We offer the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering, in partnership with a registered training provider.

The Level 2 Award is a nationally recognised qualification that helps to equip food handlers with the knowledge of how to handle and prepare food safely.

The food hygiene regulations require that all food handlers working in a food business are supervised and/or trained in food hygiene relevant to their work.

Where and when?

Courses normally take place at Waverley Borough Council Offices in Godalming.

Course dates for 2021 to follow in due course.

What's involved and how much does it cost?

  • Course fee: £75 which includes a course booklet
  • Duration: One-day programme
  • Assessment: Multiple choice examination

Level 2 courses should be refreshed every three years

It is recommended that all Level 2 Courses are refreshed every three years.

Questions and answers about the course

Q. What qualification is it?

A. The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

Q. Who needs this qualification?

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

Q. Why is this training important?

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

Q. What are the course 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.

Where else can I get training?

The following organisations offer accredited food hygiene training courses:

The Food Safety Trainers website contains a searchable database of trainers throughout the UK, sorted by county. The information includes contact and training course details.