CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety

CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
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CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
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CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail
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These qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs.

Who needs these qualifications?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Typical environments may include:

  • pubs, hotels, restaurants;
  • supermarkets and retail environments;
  • food and drink manufacturers;
  • hospitals;
  • care homes;
  • schools;
  • prisons.

Why is this training important?

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Learning outcomes

  • Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved;
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling);
  • Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years.


duration   Duration One day programme
assessment   Assessment Multiple choice exam
Ofqual   Ofqual Regulated Yes
OF-No   Ofqual Qualification No. Catering: 500/5476/4Manufacturing: 500/5091/6Retail: 500/5319/X
QCF   QCF 1 credits
QCF-ref   QCF reference Catering: H/502/0132Manufacturing: K/502/0181Retail: K/502/0178
Prerequisite-   Prerequisite None
progression   Suggested Progression Level 3 Award in Food Safety