FOOD SAFETY

Food Safety

Food safety is important for anyone who comes into contact with food in their daily work role.

Did you know…

An estimated 2.4 million cases of
food-borne illness occur every year in the UK!

According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), achieving a good level of food safety should help your business to:

  • Obey the law,
  • Reduce the risk of food poisoning to your customers,
  • Protect your business’s reputation.

In order to help maintain high standards of food safety it is important that you remember the 4 Cs. We will explore these throughout our qualifications, however, in introduction they are:

  • Cross-contamination,
  • Cleaning,
  • Cooking,
  • Chilling.

In order to support food businesses, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) provides guidance packs in order to support the safety of food manufactured and served to the general public. These guidance packs help businesses to evidence their food safety practices upon inspection or other reasonable request.

The other important thing that The Food Safety Agency provides is a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme that is helpful for consumers. The scheme helps consumers to decide where to eat or purchase food from based on their hygiene standards. The Food Safety Agency runs the scheme in conjunction with local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It rates the food premises from 5 to 0; the displaying of the sign is voluntary in England but required by law in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Did you know…

There are more than 200 diseases spread through food?

Food Safety

All our courses are taught using our FIRST principles.

Our philosophy revolves around ensuring that you have a fun experience on your course, research has shown that if you learn in a light-hearted way, regardless of subject, the more information that is retained.

No more will you be sat in a training course watching the clock tick round wishing it was home time.

Our Food Safety for Catering Courses

Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling.

Description

Did you know that in optimum temperatures 1,000 bacteria could become over 1,000,000 within 1 hour 40 minutes, if they double every 10 minutes.

Our Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Catering is designed to help leaners to understand that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

This is an ideal qualification for people looking to get into the catering sector.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people in a low-risk role, or preparing for employment where handling food is an element of their job role. This could include bar workers, waiting staff, health care workers, kitchen porters and stock/store room staff.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

4 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety in catering,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Reporting food safety hazards to supervisors,
  • Personal hygiene when dealing with food,
  • The importance of clean work areas,
  • The importance of safe waste disposal,
  • Identify how food can become contaminated by:
    • Physical,
    • Chemical,
    • Allergenic, and
    • Microbiological contaminants,
  • Safe handling practices from purchase to service,
  • How to prevent bacteria multiplying,
  • The Germ-o-meter.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£43

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£290


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£384

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to introduce learners to the principles and fundamentals of food safety in catering.

Description

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to give learners a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for anyone who handles food, or plans to handle food, in the catering industry. It would be beneficial for people who come into contact with food handling areas, e.g. pest control and delivery personnel.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

6 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety,
  • Food safety laws,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks,
  • Bacteriology
    • Food poisoning,
    • Food- borne illnesses,
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP),
  • Personal hygiene,
  • Workflow, work surfaces, and equipment,
  • Cleaning and disinfection,
  • Waste disposal,
  • Pest control,
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls
    • Preparation,
    • Cooking & reheating,
    • Chilling,
    • Cooling,
    • Freezing,
    • Thawing,
    • Hot holding,
    • Displaying food,
    • Core temperatures,
    • Food preservation,
    • Storage,
  • Stock control procedures.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£490

QA Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is is to educate learners in supervising food safety in a catering environment.  It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law, good food hygiene practice and the role of the supervisor in the catering environment.

Description

The QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Catering (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who work, or are preparing to work, within a supervisory role ina manufacturing environment.

During this 3-day course, learners will cover a wide range of topics, including the importance of food safety management procedures, food safety laws, good food hygiene practice and much more.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise food safety within a food catering environment.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a catering environment. It would also be suitable for people who own or manage small catering businesses.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise food safety within a food catering environment.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

21 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety management procedures,
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to food safety,
  • Food safety legislation and procedures for compliance,
  • How food safety legislation is enforced,
  • Application and monitoring of good hygiene practice:
    • Importance of high standards of personal hygiene,
    • Procedures for cleaning and disinfection,
    • Workplace and equipment schedules,
    • Procedures for controlling contamination and cross-contamination,
    • Methods for waste disposal,
    • Pest control,
  • Implementing food safety management systems:
    • Microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards,
    • Methods and procedures for controlling food safety, including critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions,
    • Temperature control,
    • Importance of traceability,
    • Reviewing and improving procedures,
  • The role of supervision in food safety management procedures:
    • Inductions and ongoing training of staff,
    • Importance of monitoring and reporting food safety management.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£192

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£975


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£1,250

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Our Food Safety for Manufacturing Courses

Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling.

Description

Did you know that in optimum temperatures 1,000 bacteria could become over 1,000,000 within 1 hour 40 minutes, if they double every 10 minutes.

Our Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Food Manufacturing is designed to help leaners to understand that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

This is an ideal qualification for people looking to get into the catering sector.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people in a low-risk role, or preparing for employment where handling food is an element of their job role. This could include stock/store room staff.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

4 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety in food manufacturing environments,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Reporting food safety hazards to supervisors,
  • Personal hygiene when dealing with food,
  • The importance of clean work areas,
  • The importance of safe waste disposal,
  • Identify how food can become contaminated by:
    • Physical,
    • Chemical,
    • Allergenic, and
    • Microbiological contaminants,
  • Safe handling practices from purchase to service,
  • How to prevent bacteria multiplying,
  • The Germ-o-meter.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£43

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£290


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£384

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to introduce learners to the principles and fundamentals of food safety associated with food manufacturing.

Description

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to give learners a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for anyone who works or intends to work in food or drink production.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

6 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety,
  • Food safety laws,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks,
  • Bacteriology:
    • Food poisoning,
    • Food-borne illnesses,
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP),
  • Personal hygiene,
  • Design of premises, work surfaces and equipment,,
  • Cleaning and disinfection,
  • Waste disposal,
  • Pest control,
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls:
    • Cooking & reheating,
    • Chilling,
    • Cooling,
    • Freezing,
    • Thawing,
    • Hot holding,
    • Displaying food,
    • Temperature measuring devices,
    • Core temperatures,
    • Food preservation,
    • Storage,
  • Stock control procedures,
  • Food spoilage.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£490

QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to educate learners in supervising food safety in a manufacturing environment. It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law and good food hygiene practice.

Description

The QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who work, or are preparing to work, within a supervisory role in a manufacturing environment.

During this 3-day course, learners will cover a wide range of topics, including the importance of food safety management procedures, food safety laws, good food hygiene practice and much more.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise food safety within a manufacturing environment.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a food manufacturing environment.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

21 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety management procedures,
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to food safety,
  • Food safety legislation and procedures for compliance,
  • How food safety legislation is enforced,
  • Food safety audit requirements,
  • Application and monitoring of good hygiene practice:
    • Importance of high standards of personal hygiene,
    • Procedures for cleaning and disinfection,
    • Workplace and equipment schedules,
    • Procedures for controlling contamination and cross-contamination,
    • Methods for waste disposal,
    • Pest control,
  • Implementing food safety management systems:
    • Microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards,
    • Methods and procedures for controlling food safety, including critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions,
    • Temperature control,
    • Importance of traceability,
    • Reviewing and improving procedures,
  • The role of supervision in food safety management procedures:
    • Inductions and ongoing training of staff,
    • Importance of monitoring and reporting food safety management.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£192

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£975


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£1,250

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Our Food Safety for Retail Courses

Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling.

Description

Did you know that in optimum temperatures 1,000 bacteria could become over 1,000,000 within 1 hour 40 minutes, if they double every 10 minutes.

Our Highfield Level 1 Award in Food Safety in Retail is designed to help learners to understand that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

This is an ideal qualification for people looking to get into the catering sector.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people in a low-risk role, or preparing for employment where handling food is an element of their job role. This could include stock/store room staff.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

4 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety in food retail environments,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Reporting food safety hazards to supervisors,
  • Personal hygiene when dealing with food,
  • The importance of clean work areas,
  • The importance of safe waste disposal,
  • Identify how food can become contaminated by:
    • Physical,
    • Chemical,
    • Allergenic, and
    • Microbiological contaminants,
  • Safe handling practices from purchase to service,
  • How to prevent bacteria multiplying,
  • The Germ-o-meter.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£43

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£290


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£384

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to introduce learners to the principles and fundamentals of food safety associated with retail.

Description

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

EU and UK regulations state that all food handlers must receive appropriate training in food safety practices relevant to their duties. However, having a good understanding of food safety practices is not only a legal requirement, it is essential in protecting the health of both consumers and food handlers.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification designed to give learners a strong understanding of the importance of food safety, including correct food handling practices and measures to reduce the risk of contamination.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for anyone who works or intends to work in a food retail environment.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

6 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety,
  • Food safety laws,
  • Legal responsibilities of food handlers,
  • Types of contamination and the associated risks,
  • Bacteriology:
    • Food poisoning,
    • Food-borne illnesses,
  • An introduction to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP),
  • Personal hygiene,
  • Design of premises and equipment,
  • Cleaning and disinfection,
  • Waste disposal,
  • Pest control,
  • Safe food handling practices including time and temperature controls
    • Cooking & reheating,
    • Chilling,
    • Cooling,
    • Freezing,
    • Hot holding,
    • Displaying food,
    • Temperature measuring devices,
    • Core temperatures,
    • Food preservation,
    • Storage,
  • Stock control procedures,
  • Food spoilage.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£490

QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to educate learners in supervising food safety in a retail environment. It includes the importance of safety management procedures and the requirements for monitoring, recording and evaluating these procedures, food safety and the law and good food hygiene practice.

Description

The QA Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who work, or are preparing to work, within a supervisory role in a retail environment.

During this 3-day course, learners will cover a wide range of topics, including the importance of food safety management procedures, food safety laws, good food hygiene practice and much more.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise food safety within a retail environment.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is for people who work, or are preparing to work, in a supervisory role in a food retail environment.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to effectively supervise food safety within a food catering environment.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

21 hours

Content

  • The importance of food safety management procedures,
  • Legal responsibilities of employers and employees in relation to food safety,
  • Food safety legislation and procedures for compliance,
  • How food safety legislation is enforced,
  • Application and monitoring of good hygiene practice:
    • Importance of high standards of personal hygiene,
    • Procedures for cleaning and disinfection,
    • Workplace and equipment schedules,
    • Procedures for controlling contamination and cross-contamination,
    • Methods for waste disposal,
    • Pest control,
  • Implementing food safety management systems:
    • Microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards,
    • Methods and procedures for controlling food safety, including critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions,
    • Temperature control,
    • Importance of traceability,
    • Reviewing and improving procedures,
  • The role of supervision in food safety management procedures:
    • Inductions and ongoing training of staff,
    • Importance of monitoring and reporting food safety management.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£192

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£975


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£1,250

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Our HACCP Food Safety Courses

Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to provide an introduction to HACCP, and also support those who are, or will be, part of a HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) team within a catering environment.

Description

The HACCP process consists of 7 principles and is used by the food industry to prevent the spread of food-borne diseases. It has become the universally recognized and accepted method for food safety assurance.

Our Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering (RQF) qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge needed to maintain food safety in the workplace, enabling employers to comply with European Regulation (EC) 852/2004.

This 6-hour course is designed for staff working in the catering sector and will build on learners’  existing food safety knowledge, putting a strong emphasis on HACCP.

Who is this course for?

The Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Catering (RQF) is aimed at those working in a food catering environment and other food handlers. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in catering and those who are preparing to work in the industry.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

6 hours

Content

  • The role of the food handler in the food safety management system based on the HACCP principles,
  • Prerequisite programmes and their importance,
  • Develop HACCP-based food safety systems,
  • Importance of identifying hazards at each step in the food process,
  • The importance of identifying critical safe limits,
  • The importance of monitoring controls,
  • The importance of taking corrective actions,
  • The importance of verification and review of HACCP-based food safety management systems,
  • Documentation required to support HACCP food safety management systems,
  • The importance of record-keeping in a HACCP food safety management system.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£75

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£435


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£500

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF)

Course Aim

The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners for employment and also support those who are, or will be, part of a HACCP (hazard analysis and critical control points) team within a manufacturing environment.

Description

Our Highfield Level 2 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing (RQF) qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge needed to maintain food safety in the workplace, enabling employers to comply with European Regulation (EC) 852/2004.

The HACCP process consists of 7 principles and is used by the food industry to prevent the spread of food-borne diseases. It has become the universally recognized and accepted method for food safety assurance.

This 6-hour course is designed for staff working in the food manufacturing sector and will help them to meet their requirements of the  HACCP system.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is aimed at those working in a food manufacturing environment.

The qualification is intended for learners already working in food manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. The qualification is especially useful for those involved in maintaining HACCP in a manufacturing environment, and for those who are or will be part of a HACCP team.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

6 hours

Content

  • The role of the food handler in implementing HACCP principles,
  • Prerequisite programmes and their importance,
  • Preliminary steps required to develop HACCP,
  • Importance of identifying hazards,
  • The importance of identifying critical safe limits,
  • The importance of monitoring controls,
  • The importance of taking corrective actions,
  • The importance of verification and review of HACCP based food safety management systems,
  • Documentation required to support HACCP food safety management systems,
  • The importance of record-keeping in a HACCP food safety management system.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Highfield Qualifications certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Highfield Qualifications

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£75

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£435


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£500

Minimum age on first day of training

16

Our Food Safety Refresher Course

QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF)

Course Aim

Our qualification aim is to update learners’ knowledge of food safety including personal hygiene, safe food handling practices, storage, preparation and cooking.

Description

Did you know that there are an estimated 1 million cases of food poisoning in the UK each year?

To ensure the health of both consumers and food handlers, an up-to-date and thorough understanding of the latest food safety practices is essential.

The QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who hold a regulated Level 2 or above Food Safety qualification and would like to refresh their knowledge of current best practice.

During this 3-hour course, learners will cover topics such as safe food handling practices, personal hygiene, storage, preparation, and cooking.

Who is this course for?

Our QA Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Refresher) (RQF) qualification is for anyone who would like to refresh their food safety knowledge and currently holds an Ofqual regulated Level 2 or above food safety qualification before undertaking this refresher qualification.

Examples include our:

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering/Retail/Manufacturing (QCF or RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF or RQF)
  • Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail/Manufacturing (QCF or RQF)

Proof of the original qualification attainment must be evidenced to your trainer prior to the commencement of this course.

Qualification Contact Teaching Hours

3 hours

Content

  • Responsibilities of food handlers and food businesses,
  • Different types of contamination,
  • Common causes of cross-contamination,
  • How to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy,
  • Minimising pest infestation,
  • Common sources of food poisoning,
  • Who is at higher risk from food poisoning,
  • High risk foods,
  • Principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP),
  • Maintaining personal hygiene standards,
  • Safe temperatures for the different stages of food processing,
  • Dealing with food spoilage,
  • Best practice for food storage and deliveries.

Practical Assessment

There are no practical assessments during this qualification.

Theory Assessment

At the end of this qualification there is a multiple-choice paper for each learner to sit.

Successful completion of the theory assessment is required to successfully complete the qualification.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful learners will receive a Qualsafe Awards certificate, valid for a period of 3 years from the date of successful completion.

The requirement of the qualification is that it is renewed before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Ofqual regulated qualification accredited by Qualsafe Awards

Qualification Cost

Individual cost: Up to 6 Learners

£38

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£250


Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£320

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