RSPH Level 2 Award in Food Safety & Hygiene

Course Information

  • Course Code: CM021
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Validated by: Royal Society for Public Health
  • Price: £66.00
  • Times: 09:30-16:30

Start Dates

  • Friday, 07 October 2022
  • Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Friday, 24 March 2023
  • Friday, 19 May 2023


Please note we can deliver this course for a group on your premises or here at College for a minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 candidates this is priced at £540.00 per group (additional travel costs apply).

This Award is essential for people who handle food or come into contact with food as part of their work to help improve safety standards within your business.

The objective of the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is to cover the principles of food hygiene for caterers and other food handlers. It is valuable as a free-standing qualification or as an addition for people following other training programmes.

The purpose of this qualification is for learners to obtain a knowledge and understanding of; the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems.

What will I study?

These topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

The following will be covered: 

  • How to take personal responsibility for food safety
  • Importance of keeping clean and hygienic
  • Importance of keeping the working areas clean and hygienic
  • Importance of keeping food safe

Entry Requirements

It is essential that individuals have an adequate level of English to understand the information delivered by the tutor. All delegates are required, prior to the commencement of the course, to state that their English skills are at an appropriate level. If it becomes apparent that an individual does not understand the content, the individual will not be able to complete the course but will still be charged the full fee.

How will I be assessed?

Attainment of the Learning Outcomes will be assessed by a multiple-choice examination. A candidate who is able to satisfy the learning outcomes will be awarded a score of at least 20/30 in the examination.

The multiple choice examination is provided by The Society. The examination consists of 30 questions. The duration of the examination is forty minutes.

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