Food protection online course in UK

Food handlers level 1 training

food handling training level 1

Food business owners are mandated by law, to make sure that food handlers will have appropriate supervision and instruction/training in food hygiene in line with their work activity and should enable them to handle food safely.


If you are responsible for developing and maintaining a business’s food safety management procedures, you must have received adequate training to enable you to do this.

In UK, food handlers don’t have to hold a food hygiene certificate to prepare or sell food, although many food businesses will prefer that they do. The necessary skills may be obtained through on-the-job training, self-study or relevant prior experience.

Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is designed as an introduction to food safety in order to give people who work alongside low-risk food with a basic knowledge of general food safety controls and procedures.

The course is solely for staff who do not have a direct role in preparing or handling food but who need to have a basic knowledge of food hygiene in order to ensure that they are able to work safely.

This is for workers who are not involved in the preparation or handling of high-risk food, or who only handle wrapped or pre-packaged food. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Waiter in a restaurants
  • Front of house employees
  • Checkout staff
  • Bar workers
  • Kitchen porters.

If your task involves directly handling or preparing high-risk foods, then you will need to take our Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety course in order to comply with food handlers’ legal obligations.

UK food hygiene certificates don’t have an expiry date. It is left to the discretion of the food business owner or environmental health officer to decide whether a refresher course is needed. This may be a result of changes to legislation or technological developments in food hygiene.

Upon the completion of the course you will be given a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also accredited by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.

Food protection online course in UK

Food safety in UKThis course is aimed at anyone working in catering or hospitality whether employed or self employed, working in restaurants, hotels, fast food outlets, takeaways, cafes, bars, kitchens, catering in hospitals, schools and colleges. It allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.

On completion of this course learners should understand:


  • How food becomes contaminated
  • The impact of food borne illness
  • Why food hygiene and safety is important
  • Their personal and legal responsibilities
  • How to prevent contamination through good hygiene practices
  • How to control contamination through safe temperatures and storage


After the course of this module learners will have an understanding of key food safety issues, including the three main types of food safety hazard, their sources and methods of control. Learners will know the correct temperatures needed for storage and food handling activities from delivery through to sale, and be aware of common food pests and how to control them, along with the principles of cleaning and disinfection and how these apply to the workplace.


The sections covered include:


  • Impact of Food-Borne Illness
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Learning Objectives and an introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Understanding Food Law
  • Food Safety Hazards and
  • Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control
  • Hygienic Premises and Equipment


Anyone handling food and drink within the catering sector must be trained in Food Safety and Hygiene and apply it to their work. This module is aimed at anyone working in a catering or hospitality environment, whether employed or self employed, who handles food and drink as part of their everyday or occasional working routines. Typically this would include people working in hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants, kitchens, fast food outlets, catering in hospitals, schools and colleges.


This food safety and hygiene module is aimed at anyone working in a role that involves contact with food, or the management of such people; regulations require that anyone involved in food handling must be appropriately trained in food safety. The module can be used either as Induction, Awareness, Refresher and Foundation Training.


Approximately 2-3 hours to complete. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


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