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Level 2 Food Safety for Food Manufacturing

This eLearning course aims to provide food handlers with an appreciation of good food hygiene practices and equip them with the skills necessary to work safely.



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Course Description

What’s It About?

Public confidence in food safety is a major concern for any business in the food sector. The risk of cross-contamination in a manufacturing environment is high, and with increasing public, media and legislative scrutiny, food businesses must get it right the first time, every time.

Food businesses are obliged to provide food hygiene training for their staff to a level ‘commensurate to their work activities’.

This means that food handlers working in the food and drink manufacturing sector must be trained to Level 2 in food safety.

Who’s It For?

This Level 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing eLearning course is suitable for those working in a food and drink manufacturing environment. In other words, those who work in food factories, meat cutting plants, dry goods and vegetable packing, dairies, breweries and more.

However, the Level 2 Food Safety in Catering eLearning course would be more suitable if you work in a catering environment.

If you don’t directly handle food or only work with low-risk foods, you may wish to consider the Level 1 Food Safety eLearning course instead.

Supervisors and managers must be trained to a higher level. Therefore, the Level 3 Food Safety eLearning 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 hygiene
  • Microbiological hazards
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • HACCP from delivery to service
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and pest control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Food safety enforcement

How Long Does It Take?

This Level 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing eLearning course will typically take 4 – 5 hours to complete. However, as this Level 2 food safety for Manufacturing eLearning training is hosted online, candidates can complete each module at a pace to suit them.

Who Is It Accredited By?

This Level 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing 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 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 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing 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 2 Food Safety for Manufacturing eLearning course alone does not provide a qualification. However, it does meet the UK’s mandatory training requirements for food handlers in the food and drink manufacturing sector.

If you wish to achieve the recognised Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Manufacturing qualification, you must sit an invigilated examination. This can be achieved by the Quality at Home service – please call us for further details.