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Level 1 Food Safety

This eLearning course has been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and provide employees with an induction to food hygiene.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

This Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course is perfect as an induction programme for those undertaking work experience in a food business. In addition, it is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the basic principles of food safety and hygiene.

Food businesses must, by law, ensure that all employees receive the appropriate level of food safety and hygiene training commensurate with their role and risk.

Who’s It For?

This Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course is suitable for those working in a catering environment that is not directly involved in preparing or handling high-risk foods. In other words, work in an environment where food is handled elsewhere or only deals with low-risk foods. It is also ideal for those working with pre-packaged or wrapped food.

However, if you are involved or are going to be involved in the direct preparation of food within a business environment, you must be trained to a higher level.

The Level 2 Food Safety e-learning course is ideal for most food handlers working in a catering or retail environment. However, if you work in a food-manufacturing environment, the Level 2 Food Safety in Manufacturing eLearning course would be the best choice.

Supervisors and managers must be trained to a higher level. Therefore, the Level 3 Food Safety e-learning course would be the ideal option for this level of employee. Similarly, it is also useful for owners of small catering businesses.

What Does It Cover?

  • Introduction to food safety and hygiene
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Safe handling and the storage of food
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Cleaning and disinfection

How Long Does It Take?

The Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course will typically take 2-3 hours to complete. However, as this Level 1 food safety eLearning training is hosted online, candidates can complete each module at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

This Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course is accredited by Highfield Qualifications, the UK’s leading provider of regulated food safety qualifications. Richard Sprenger, founder of Highfield Qualifications and a renowned food safety expert and author wrote the course.

How Does It Work?

Our eLearning programmes are available on multiple platforms such as tablets, PCs, Macs and laptops. All you need is an Internet connection. Candidates log on to the Learner Management System and work their way through the course. Included in the course are scenarios that provide them with real-life context.

Our courses simplify even the most complex of subjects through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage candidates. The key elements of our eLearning courses are:

  • interactive exercises and gaming
  • media-rich content
  • interactive 3D scenarios
  • content provided by market-leading experts
  • relevant photography and illustrations
  • multi-generational content and style

How’s It Assessed?

This Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course is assessed by multiple-choice questions at the end of the course. Candidates must score 100% to pass.

If the candidate does not achieve 100% the first time, they will be taken back to review the module they have struggled with. They can then retry the multiple-choice questions as many times as necessary to pass the course.

They will receive an electronic copy of your certificate immediately upon completion of the course. This certificate may be printed and used as evidence that you have been trained in food safety and hygiene to the appropriate level.

Please Note

This Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course alone does not provide a qualification. However, it does meet the UK’s mandatory training requirements for food handlers.

If you wish to achieve the recognised Level 1 Award in Food Safety qualification, you must sit an invigilated examination. This can be achieved by the Quality at Home service – please call us for further details.