This qualification will give you knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. Holders will know how to maintain good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.
The award is usually delivered over one day and is assessed by multiple choice examination: 30 questions to be answered in 40 minutes. This award is on the QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework).
Recommended Resource: Essential Food Hygiene 4th Edition.
The syllabus and reading list are also available in Welsh on request.
This qualification is targeted at food handlers in catering. A food handler is any person, in any type of food business, who handles food. The food can be open or packaged and includes drinks and ice.
This award is also ideally suited to people who need to enter food premises as part of their work, e.g. equipment maintenance engineers; off-site business owners/managers and delivery personnel. The aim of this qualification is to provide a basic knowledge of food hygiene.
For individuals: see below for your nearest centre.
For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest.
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Centres offering this qualification
2 centres offering this qualification