Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL014
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £12.00

Start Dates


This Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene e-learning course is designed to introduce the basic principles of food safety and hygiene to anyone who is a beginner in an environment where food may be prepared or stored.

Cooking can be a richly rewarding experience, but it's important to know how be both hygienic and safe within a kitchen environment. The Level 1 Food Hygiene course is a great way to introduce beginners to food safety.

This may include cooking at home, work experience in a food environment, or self-development for those who have an interest in food handling. By completing this course, learners will understand why food safety is important, the importance of hygiene in the kitchen, and how to avoid contamination.

The material is provided in an interactive format that is designed to be engaging and accessible so learners can understand all the information given to them. However, as this is an introductory course for beginners, this course is not suitable for fulfilling the legal requirement for food handlers in the catering or hospitality industry.

This Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene e-learning course is designed to introduce learner to the basic principles of food safety and hygiene to anyone who is a beginner in an environment where food may be prepared, sold, served or stored. This course is also suitable for anyone who work in an environment where food is present or handled elsewhere and knows how to handle consumables properly.

This course will give learners a better understanding of why work area cleanliness is important, food poisoning risks and how food becomes contaminated and the steps in preventing contamination. Also allow you to learn more about hygiene safety and a better understanding of The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006.

We also offer Level 2 Food Hygiene for:  ManufacturingCateringRetail.

What will I study?

Who should take this course?

This course is a great introduction for those looking to work in the food environment, or those who want more knowledge on food hygiene and food safety. This can include Bar worker, Checkout staff, Food delivery drivers, Front of House staff, General Grocery Staff, Kitchen porters, Waiters, Warehouse Staff, Shop assistants and students at school or university.

The aim of this online training course is to provide guidance on food hygiene safety and awareness, for anyone working in Catering, Hospitality, Manufacturing or Retail environment. This course will ensure that staff are equipped with a basic knowledge and understanding of food hygiene safety, food hazards such as allergens and best practice for food hygiene.

Food handlers or anyone working in and around food have a duty to comply with the provisions of Food Hygiene Regulation and the Food Safety Act.

The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006

The Food Hygiene Regulations 2006 are widely considered to be the most important food safety and hygiene regulations in the UK, and it’s important to note that they go a step further than the Food Safety Act 1990 by specifying that all food businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that they prepare and serve food in a safe and hygienic manner. The regulations make it an offence for businesses to supply food which is not safe to be eaten and is potentially harmful to the health of customers, and also specify that:

  • All food producing businesses must register with the relevant authorities
  • Food should always be labelled correctly and should meet all the relevant quality standards
  • Premises used for the preparation or sale of foods are designed and constructed in a way that permits good hygiene
  • Food businesses should have suitable pest control measures

E-learning course content

The content of this e-learning course includes:

  • An introduction to food safety and hygiene
  • Food Safety Hazards and Contamination
  • Why Food Safety is important
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Hygienic Premises and Equipment

Training outcomes

By the end of the course learners will:

  • Understand food safety terms commonly used when discussing industry practise
  • Understand the consequences of poor food safety and hygiene
  • Know about practical activities to prevent and control hazards.
  • Understand why personal hygiene is so important
  • Be able to keep surfaces and equipment hygienically clean
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

How will I be assessed?


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Course duration

Approximately one to two hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly learners can study and absorb the material. Learners can proceed as quickly or slowly as they like.

Test and certificate

The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.

If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.

Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of catering and hospitality courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email