Food Hygiene (Level 2) for Schools & Academies

Food Hygiene (Level 2) for Schools & Academies

This Level 2 Food Hygiene course is designed for canteen/kitchen staff and any other staff handling food in the school and academy setting. The course provides a robust and highly effective way to ensure staff are trained to required legislative standards, providing evidence of training on Local Authority inspection.

Pricing and how to buy

Cost is calculated according to the number of staff you wish to train.

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Time to complete course:
Approximately 4 hours, 15 minutes

Split into 8 modules

CPD points:

  • Access anywhere 24/7/365
  • 3D animation, video & voiceover
  • Course notes
  • Training for individuals & groups
  • Includes support for all staff
  • Tracked for compliance
  • Downloadable CPD certificate

Compliance & CPD Certificate

Certificate Example

With content produced by our subject specialists and external accreditation by the CPD Certification Service, you can be confident that all your staff are trained to the very latest best practice standards and compliant with statutory requirements on inspection.

All CPD certificates attained are stored in your admin dashboard and fully accessible when you need them.

CPD Certified

Who should complete this training

Our training is applicable to the following educational settings: Primary Schools, Primary Academies, Secondary Schools, Secondary Academies, Private Nurseries, Maintained Nurseries, Public Schools, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units, and SEND Schools.

To fulfil the latest HM Government statutory guidance, training is advised for the following roles:

  • This Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene course is suitable for all food handlers in your school or academy canteen/kitchen handling open food for pupils or staff.

Course Material Preview

All our course content is authored by our safeguarding subject specialists and tailored to meet statutory and non-statutory guidance.

Course participation is maximised through our use of stunning 3D animation, providing an engaging experience for the learner.

What is covered in this course

  • An introduction to: Food safety
  • Food poisoning
  • Foodborne illness
  • Symptoms
  • Vulnerable groups
  • Contamination
  • Hazard and risk
  • Why food safety matters

  • Legal Obligations: Introduction
  • Regulation (EC) No 178/2002
  • Regulation (EC) N0 852/2004
  • Regulation (EC) No 853/2004
  • Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011
  • Food Safety Enforcement Officers
  • The importance of training
  • The due diligence defence
  • A warning

  • Microbiology
  • What are bacteria?
  • Bacterial growth
  • The danger zone
  • Viruses
  • Protozoa Food poisoning and foodborne illness including: Campylobacter
  • Salmonella
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Shigella
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium botulinum
  • E.coli 0157 (STEC)
  • Bacillus species
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Norovirus

  • Preventing food contamination including E.coli 0157 controls
  • What is cross-contamination?
  • E.coli guidance control measures
  • Separation between raw and ready to eat foods
  • Workflow Food premises including: Food preparation surfaces
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Floors
  • Cupboards
  • Layout and space
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Sinks
  • Waste disposal
  • Pest proofing
  • Pest inspection
  • Pest control

  • General cleanliness
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Surface cleaning and disinfection procedures
  • Food preparation surfaces
  • Two-stage cleaning (stage 1 and stage 2)
  • Cloths
  • The cleaning schedule
  • Dry stores
  • Cleaning utensils and crockery
  • Refrigerators and freezers

  • Personal hygiene
  • Hand hygiene
  • Handwashing technique
  • Hand contact surfaces
  • Infectious diseases
  • Skin infections
  • Managers' actions
  • Clothing
  • Rules for keeping hygienic clothing

  • Measuring temperatures
  • Effective temperature control of food
  • Delivery
  • Storage
  • Refrigeration
  • Common problems
  • Stock rotation
  • Contamination
  • Freezing and defrosting
  • Preparation, cooking and reheating
  • Hot holding
  • Cooling
  • Display for sale and service
  • Transport
  • Allergens

  • Principles of HACCP
  • 'Off the shelf' systems
  • Monitoring records
  • A full HACCP system

What's your training style?

Staff can train individually by accessing their own training account or collectively as part of a group using Group Training Mode at INSET. Both of these options are included in our platform.

Benefits Individual Training Group Training
Certificates awarded to staff
Staff can complete training in their own time on their own device  
Staff can complete training as a group at INSET  
Find out more about Group Training

How does it work?

The Admin dashboard

Our system requires no complicated setup. From the Admin Dashboard simply copy and send an invitation email to your staff with the login details for your school or academy. Once your staff commence training, all progress, results and CPD certificates are presented in the Admin Dashboard as evidence of training.

The Training site

Staff complete a course individually via any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet or as part of a group at INSET. Each course is made up of an engaging multimedia presentation created using 3D animation, comprehensive course notes and a fully tracked multiple-choice assessment. On completion, staff can view and print their CPD accredited certificate.

All courses are kept up-to-date with any changes in legislation or policy ensuring practice in your school or academy is compliant with current requirements.

Support for you and your staff

We are very proud of our customer service standards which are unrivalled, with full support for your staff, if needed, 7 days a week 8am until 10pm.

We have a 5 star LiveChat rating and always respond to support emails within minutes.

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Pricing and how to buy

Cost is calculated according to the number of staff you wish to train.

Please enter the number of users required and click on 'Calculate price'.

Please enter a number of users
The licence bracket for your selected number of users is:

You can pay by invoice or by credit card.

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