CIEH Level 2 Award in Principles of HACCP

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

More information can be found on the Voluntary Surrender of Recognition page.


This qualification is designed for those working or preparing to work in food businesses where a food safety management system based on Codex Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles is implemented. It provides essential knowledge on the development and application of HACCP-based food safety management systems.

Who needs this qualification?

  Anyone involved in the implementation and maintenance of HACCP-based systems and those who are, or intend to become members of HACCP teams.

Why is this training important?

This qualification meets the requirement under EU legislation for training on the application of HACCP principles. It will help food handlers in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting to understand the principles and purpose of HACCP and be able to apply it correctly in their own workplace.

Learning outcomes

  Know the purpose of a HACCP system
  Identify the features and terminology of HACCP
  Learn how a HACCP system is applied in the workplace

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice exam
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  Level 3 Awards in HACCP (for Catering and/or Manufacturing)
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