(Refresher) CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

Please note: this qualification will be withdrawn on 28 April 2017.

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


All learners who have taken the CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are recommended to take a refresher course three years after completion.

Who needs this qualification?

Anyone working in a catering setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled.

Why is this training important?

Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

Learning outcomes

The learner will:

  Learn the importance of food safety and gain knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved
  Understand how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling)
  Gain the confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customer

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  Qualification Specification 


Duration  Duration*  One-day programme
Assessment  Assessment  Multiple-choice examination
Prerequisite  Prerequisite   Level 1 in literacy, or equivalent recommended
Suggested Progression  Suggested Progression  CIEH Level 3 Awards in Food Safety 
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