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Course overview

This online Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety training introduces you to food safety hazards, the implementation of basic food hygiene measures, personal hygiene requirements and effective cleaning methods. It also helps you comply with food health and safety legislation.

If your role involves handling, serving or preparing raw or open food then one of our sector-specific online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses is more suitable.

  • Developed by food hygiene and safety professionals
  • Inline with the latest food handling legal requirements
  • Assured by RoSPA and accredited by The CPD Group
  • Supported by a dedicated customer service team
  • Fully online and instant access 24/7
  • Use any device with internet access
  • Stop and restart at any point
  • Automated reminders when training is due for renewal
  • Free retakes if needed

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Number of courses: Price per course (excl VAT)
1 to 9 £10.00
10 to 19£9.00
20 to 49£8.50
50 to 74£8.00
75 to 99£7.50
100+£7.00

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What you will learn

This online Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course guides you in adopting the correct food handling practices. It is designed for food handlers who are not involved with handling raw or open food, helping them fulfil their legal responsibilities.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

 

  • Identify the job roles suitable for Level 1 food hygiene training.
  • Understand the importance of food hygiene and safety.
  • Establish good personal hygiene practices.
  • Understand food poisoning, including its risk factors and preventative measures.
  • Understand the significance of a proper cleaning regime in your work environment.
  • Define and understand HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).
  • Learn about the principal components of food safety regulations and compliance.

Modules

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1. Introduction
In this module, we will clarify the positions in food handling environments most suitable for Level 1  food hygiene training and the necessity of undergoing food safety training. We will also provide an overview of the content you will explore throughout the course, illustrated through real-life examples.
2. Personal Hygiene and Workwear
In this module, we will explore the role personal hygiene plays in preventing food poisoning, emphasising the effectiveness of simple measures like maintaining cleanliness standards. You will receive tips on maintaining hygiene, learn about the optimal methods for hand washing and understand the significance of proper workwear when handling food.
3. Food Poisoning Prevention
In this module, we look at the basic aspects of food safety, focusing on the prevention of food poisoning. You will understand its common causes, including the concept of cross-contamination and how to avoid it. We will classify and explore the four primary risk groups, so you can identify potential hazards and prevent food-related illnesses before they occur.
4. Cleaning and Disinfection
This module teaches you the right ways to clean and sanitise places where food is kept and made. You’ll learn how to use cleaning products correctly to keep food areas safe. We will also cover the benefits of having a cleaning schedule and using a step-by-step cleaning process.
5. Personal Hygiene
Keeping your hands clean and your clothes uncontaminated can really help avoid hygiene issues. In this module, we’ll learn the methods to maintain personal hygiene. We’ll also talk about using protective clothing and following hygiene rules.
6. The Law and HACCP
In this module, we will introduce the essentials of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) system, learning to define and effectively implement it. We will also look at the duties of Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and provide an understanding of the legal stipulations relevant to your role.

Who is this course for?

  • Front of house staff in cafe and restaurants
  • Kitchen porters
  • Bar staff
  • Warehouse workers
  • Retail staff that deal with wrapped/pre-prepared food
  • Food delivery drivers
This online Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is suitable for anyone who is in a role that involves working with food but the role does not entail handling or preparing raw or open food. If you are unsure, we recommend that you take one of our sector-specific online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses which best fits your food sector or job role.

Certification

This online Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is accredited by The CPD Group and assured by RoSPA.

Upon successful completion of this online course, you’ll be sent a personalised digital certificate as a PDF, enabling you to download and print it.

You can access a copy, reprint or download this certificate on our LMS (Learning Management System). This is your proof that you have been trained in food hygiene best practices and achieved compliance. The certificates include a verification number so anybody can authenticate the certificate’s legitimacy.

Our certifications include a renewal date but there is no legal requirement to renew your training and certificate within a specific timeframe. However, we do recommend that you arrange refresher training after 2 years as food hygiene and safety guidance does change. You should update your food hygiene and safety knowledge and skills regularly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is this course suitable for food handling staff who handle raw ingredients? 
No, you should take one of our online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses if you are involved in the preparation of food with raw ingredients or handle open food to be sold to the public.

How it works

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Work through the course modules at a time convenient for you

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Complete the final multiple-choice assessment

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