TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety – Catering (QCF) Regulated by Ofqual

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Delivery Method: e-Learning

TQUK is an Awarding Organisation recognised by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) and by the Welsh Government.

TQUK offers qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

This online certificate will allow anyone taking the course to know how to handle food safely, safe behaviour and how to keep themselves and the area they work in clean. They will also understand about contamination, good safety and different cleaning methods as well as pest control. They will also find out about how to keep food safe from hazards and form spoiling as well as how to cook, transport and handle food safely with attention paid to temperature. Lastly stock control is taught as the final part of the food safety training UK.

The certificate is an important one for people working in the service industry. Anyone that deals with food whether they are working in a kitchen, care home or are serving food, will need to have one.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety
  • Outline the importance of food safety procedures, risk assessment, safe food handling and behaviour
  • Describe how to report food safety hazards.
  • Outline the legal responsibilities of food handlers and food business operators
  • Understand the importance of keeping him/herself clean and hygienic
  • Explain the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including its role in reducing the risk of contamination
  • Describe effective personal hygiene practices, for example, protective clothing, hand washing, personal illnesses, cuts and wounds
  • Understand the importance of keeping the work areas clean and hygienic
  • Explain how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy to include cleaning and disinfection methods, safe use and storage of cleaning chemicals and materials, and waste disposal
  • State how work flow, work surfaces and equipment can reduce contamination risks and aid cleaning
  • Outline the importance of pest control
  • Understand the importance of keeping food safe
  • State the sources and risks to food safety from contamination and cross contamination to include microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards.
  • Explain how to deal with food spoilage including recognition, reporting and disposal
  • Describe safe food handling practices and procedures for storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
  • Explain the importance of temperature controls when storing, preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food
  • Describe stock control procedures including deliveries, storage, date marking and stock rotation


Completing the level 2 food safety training online, means that you can do it whenever you wish.

The assessment is a 45 minute online one and needs to be refreshed every three years

Refresher Requirements

3 Yearly


Each qualification which TQUK offers is supported by a specification that includes all the information required by a centre to deliver a qualification. Information in the specification includes unit information, assessment and learning outcomes.

You will upload relevant ID at the beginning of the course. A webcam or similar is required to ensure invigilation.

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