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Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering (RQF)

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About Course
The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment in catering role, or to support a role in the workplace. 
Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service 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
​Seven (7) Hours

Course Fees

INR 7500 / GBP 75 / USD 95

​​​Modes of Study

  • ​Online

  • Classroom

  • In-House

  • Blended

​​Mode of Exam

  • ​Online

Guidance on Assessment

  • Assessment Method : Multiple Choice Question​​

  • No. of  Questions : 20

  • Pass mark : 13/20 (66%)

  • Duration : 45 Minutes

Course Content

  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in food safety including their role in reducing the risk of contamination

  • Identify the key legal responsibilities of food handlers

  • Identify effective personal hygiene practices relating to protective clothing, hand washing, personal illness, cuts, wounds, food handling practices

  • Identify how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy, by following procedures relating to cleaning methods, safe use of chemicals, storage of cleaning chemicals

  • Recognise the importance of safe waste disposal

  • Recognise the importance of pest control

  • Recognise the importance of food safety procedures, safe food handling and avoiding unsafe behaviour

  • Identify how to report food safety hazards, infestations and food spoilage

  • Recognise the main risks to food safety from contamination and cross-contamination from microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards

  • Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for delivery, storage, date marking and stock rotation

  • Identify safe food handling and temperature control practices for preparing, cooking, chilling, reheating, holding, serving and transporting food

  • Identify how to deal with food spoilage including recognition and reporting

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


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

Qualification Documents

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