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CIEH Level 2 Food Safety for Catering

CIEH Level 2 Food Safety for Catering

This comprehensive food safety and hygiene compliance course is suitable for anyone working with food in a catering setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

This essential course leads to a fully accredited CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety. This course can be done online, on a laptop or a mobile device and can be done in just 3-4 hours.

This course costs just £24.99 (Excl VAT)


On this course you will learn:

  • High quality colour images
  • Interactive questions and activities
  • Print PDF summaries
  • End of course test
  • Certificate of completion


Once you have purcashed your course you will immediatelyrecieve a confirmation email with a link, username and password. This will give you access to your chosen course. 

Following completion of the course you will need to take an exam which can be done online from your home or workplace. You and your screen will be recorded via webcam to ensure you complete the exam under regulated exam conditions. 

Once you have passed you will be able to download and print off your certificate.

Please note you will need a laptop or desktop with webcam to complete this course and exam.


This course is also available in Chinese. If you require the Chinese version please click on this link:


Not sure what to expect? This video gives you a preview of the course.


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(exc VAT)

Sections Covered

01 Course Modules

Module 1 Introduction to Food Safety

  • Definitions
  • Food Safety - Benefits and Costs
  • Food Poisoning - Symptoms
  • Food Poisoning - "At risk" groups
  • Summary

Module 2 Food Safety Hazards

  • Physical and chemical contamination
  • Causes of food poisoning
  • Micro-organisms
  • Common pathogenic micro-organisms

Module 3 Controlling the risks of bacterial contamination

  • Introduction
  • Multiplication of bacteria Spore forming bacteria
  • High risk foods
  • Cross contamination


02 Course Modules

Module 4 Taking Temperatures

  • Checking temperatures
  • Using a probe thermometer
  • Taking and recording
  • refrigeration temperatures

Module 5 Refrigeration cooling and the cold holding of food

  • Chilled storage temperatures
  • Safe methods of chilling cooked food
  • Freezing and the safe storage of food of frozen foods
  • Safe methods for defrosting food

Module 6 Cooking, hot holding and reheating of food

  • Safe cooking temperatures
  • Re-heating foods safely
  • Hot holding
  • Monitoring thetemperature of hot food


03 Course Modules

Module 7 Personal hygiene

  • Hand washing
  • Protective clothing
  • Consolidation food handlers

Module 8 Principles of safe food storage

  • Preservation of foods
  • Date marking
  • Safe food handling and
  • Storage conditions
  • Food allergies and intolerances

Module 9 Cleaning

  • Definitions
  • To clean or to disinfect?
  • Cleaning in practice
  • Cleaning schedules
  • Washing facilities
  • Dealing with waste



04 Course Modules

Module 10 Food Premises and Equipment

  • Construction and equipment
  • First aid equipment
  • Common food pests
  • Infestation and pest control

Module 11 The Law

  • Introduction
  • Role and powers of enforcement officers
  • Penalties for non compliance
  • Food handlers requirements
  • Due diligence
  • Summary

Final Assessment upon successful completion you will receive instant certification. You will be able to download and print your CIEH Certificate