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Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF)

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About Course
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include stock/store room staff. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

Qualification Awarding Body
Highfield Qualifications  - UK

​Entry Requirements: ​
Age : 14 years or above

Course Duration
​Four (4) Hours

​​​Modes of Study

  • ​Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended


​​Mode of Exam

  • ​Online


Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question​​

  • No. of  Questions : 15

  • Pass mark : 10/15 (66%)

  • Duration : 30 Minutes


Course Content

  • State the importance of personal hygiene when in contact with food

  • Identify good personal hygiene practices

  • State the importance of keeping work areas clean and pest free in a retail environment

  • State how to keep the work area and equipment clean in a retail environment

  • State the importance of safe waste disposal

  • State the importance of food safety in a food retail environment

  • Recognise that food handlers have legal responsibilities for food safety 

  • State how to report food safety hazards to supervisors

  • Identify how food can become contaminated by physical, chemical, allergenic and microbiological contaminants

  • Identify safe food handling practices and procedures for controlling contamination hazards from purchase to sale of food 

  • State ways to prevent bacteria multiplying and surviving

E-Assessment
The exam is conducted via Highfield E-assessment and is remotely invigilated online at your home or your workplace.​

Exam Requirements

  • Photographic ID [Passport / Driving Licence / National ID ]

  • PC/Laptop - PC or Laptop running Windows 7 or higher, or a Mac running iOS X or higher

  • Webcam

  • Smartphone running Android 4.1 or IOS 8.0 with camera / video functionality.

  • Good internet connection

  • Personal email address

Certification

  • Successful candidates receive a certificate from the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance.

Qualification Documents

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