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Award in Food Safety for Catering – Level 2

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Courses Code
QD2CAFS
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  • Is this course for you?

    The training of food handling is a legal requirement and it is vital to demonstrate continued professional development in the workplace.

    The course is aimed at individuals who may work in a food catering environment or are looking to move into the industry. As stated above it is a legal requirement to have training on the safe handling of food and this qualification will help you to attain the key knowledge and understanding to support you within the workplace or when seeking employment in the industry.

  • Required qualifications

    None.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will develop the key knowledge associated with the safe handling of food and cover the following topics:

    • The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law
    • Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control
    • Good temperature control and stock rotation
    • The importance of good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts and reporting illness
    • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and safe
    • Safe waste disposal
    • Pest control
  • Careers

    After completing this course you will be most likely to be looking to continue employment within the industry or may be looking for a return/new challenge within the catering field. If this is the case you could consider jobs in:

    • Chain and Hotel Restaurants
    • Pubs
    • Cruise Ships
    • Armed Forces
    • Schools
    • NHS
    • Private Chef
    • Events or location catering/weddings

    Salary – You can earn on average between £13,000 and £50,000 a year as a chef in the UK.

    Your starting salary can vary because of factors like level of experience, training, location or the size of the company. Your salary as a chef will increase over time as you build your skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Work experience

    You will not be required to undertake work experience as part of this qualification, although the skills you will gain on the course will no doubt provide you with valuable employability skills that will support you in future employment within the industry.

  • English and maths

    You will not be required to study formal qualifications in English or maths as part of this course, although you will develop such skills as they are embedded into the qualification.

  • Is this course for you?

    The training of food handling is a legal requirement and it is vital to demonstrate continued professional development in the workplace.

    The course is aimed at individuals who may work in a food catering environment or are looking to move into the industry. As stated above it is a legal requirement to have training on the safe handling of food and this qualification will help you to attain the key knowledge and understanding to support you within the workplace or when seeking employment in the industry.

  • Required qualifications

    None.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will develop the key knowledge associated with the safe handling of food and cover the following topics:

    • The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law
    • Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control
    • Good temperature control and stock rotation
    • The importance of good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts and reporting illness
    • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and safe
    • Safe waste disposal
    • Pest control
  • Careers

    After completing this course you will be most likely to be looking to continue employment within the industry or may be looking for a return/new challenge within the catering field. If this is the case you could consider jobs in:

    • Chain and Hotel Restaurants
    • Pubs
    • Cruise Ships
    • Armed Forces
    • Schools
    • NHS
    • Private Chef
    • Events or location catering/weddings

    Salary – You can earn on average between £13,000 and £50,000 a year as a chef in the UK.

    Your starting salary can vary because of factors like level of experience, training, location or the size of the company. Your salary as a chef will increase over time as you build your skills, knowledge and experience.

  • Work experience

    You will not be required to undertake work experience as part of this qualification, although the skills you will gain on the course will no doubt provide you with valuable employability skills that will support you in future employment within the industry.

  • English and maths

    You will not be required to study formal qualifications in English or maths as part of this course, although you will develop such skills as they are embedded into the qualification.

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