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Highfield Level 2 International Award in Food Safety

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About Course
The objective of this qualification is to ensure that persons who are or will be employed in a food business, are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce safe food. 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. Learners will understand the importance of maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

Qualification Awarding Body
Highfield Qualifications  - UK

​Entry Requirements: ​
Age : 14 years or above

Course Duration
​Six (6) 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 : 12/20 (60%)

  • Distinction : 16/20 (80%)

  • Duration : 45 Minutes

Course Content

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

  • Identify how to report food safety hazards

  • Recognise key legal responsibilities of food handlers

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

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

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

  • Know the importance of safe waste disposal

  • Identify the importance of pest control

  • Identify 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

  • Know 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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