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Course overview

This online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course looks at key food safety topics in a food manufacturing environment such as the importance of hygienic food handling, cross contamination and food hazard risks, virus control methods and cleaning procedures, pest control, the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and what is required to meet your legal obligations.

It is suitable for all non-supervisory food handlers in food manufacturing operations.

We recommend complementing this course with our online Food Allergen Awareness Training. It delves deeper into the nuances of food allergies and allergens, offering comprehensive insights that are essential for ensuring optimal food safety and customer wellbeing.

We also offer a discounted online Training Bundle for Food Handlers that consists of our online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Catering and our online Food Allergen Awareness Training.  This training bundle provides exceptional value for anybody in a food handling role. If you have a specific training need and would like a custom bundle of courses, please contact our customer services team.

  • Developed by food hygiene and safety professionals
  • In line with the latest food handling legal requirements
  • Assured by RoSPA and accredited by The CPD Group
  • Accepted by Local Authorities
  • Specific food hygiene scenarios and content for the food manufacturing environment
  • 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
  • Manage and track your course progress if you coordinate team training

Bulk buy discounts

Number of courses: Price per course (excl VAT)
1 to 9 £15.00
10 to 19£13.50
20 to 49£12.75
50 to 74£12.00
75 to 99£11.25

Volume discount applied at checkout

What you will learn

This online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course ensures those who work in food manufacturing are compliant with food handling regulations and understand correct handling practices.

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

  • Understand the importance of food hygiene specific to the food manufacturing sector.
  • Be able to recognise common food hazards and how to prevent them.
  • Learn about personal hygiene practices.
  • Be aware of different cleaning methods and how they should be used in the workplace.
  • Understand what food poisoning is and how to prevent it.
  • Know about common pests and how to implement pest control measures.
  • Be able to demonstrate your legal obligations and regulations and how they apply to your workplace.
  • Understand the principles of HACCP and their application.


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1. Introduction

This module will provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of food hygiene. It will also cover the relevant legislation applicable to food handlers and address the outcomes of inadequate food hygiene, as well as the advantages of adhering to good practices.

2. Common Food Hazards

In this module, you will explore the four primary hazards encountered during food preparation and shed light on the risks associated with bacteria. Additionally, the module will cover key allergens and emphasise the significance of understanding safe cooking and storage temperatures.

3. Virus Control

Inadequate hygiene practices can greatly contribute to the spread of viruses. This module will explore strategies for preventing viral contamination, both on an individual level and within the broader context of food service.

4. Food Poisoning and Prevention

If you work in food preparation, it’s essential to understand how food can turn hazardous, recognise common food poisoning symptoms and be well-versed in preventive measures.

5. Staff Hygiene

Maintaining clean hands and wearing uncontaminated clothing are some of the steps in preventing hygiene-related problems. This module explores the appropriate cleaning methods and emphasises the importance of personal hygiene. It also covers aspects like protective clothing and staff hygiene guidelines.

6. Cleaning and Disinfection

In this module, we look at the techniques available for cleaning and disinfecting areas where food is both prepared and stored. Proper use of cleaning agents and materials is essential for maintaining a safe food environment. We also explore the significance of cleaning schedules and step-by-step cleaning methods.

7. Pests

The intrusion of pests isn’t just an annoyance; it can also pose health risks. In certain cases, the presence of pests can lead to the closure of a business. This module will address common pests and strategies to minimise the risk of infestation.

8. HACCP and the Law

In this module, we focus on the critical topic of food safety management. During inspections, the officers will expect to find accurate records of your food safety practices, ensuring that potential risks are effectively managed. This module will help you in meeting your legal obligations and provide insights into the penalties you may encounter should you fail to comply.

Who is this course for?

  • Food production workers
  • Confectioners
  • High volume bakeries

This online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course is suitable for all individuals working in various roles within the food and beverage manufacturing industry. We also offer a specialised online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety courses that focus on different sectors, such as early years and childminders, retail, catering and more. 


This online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course is assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and accredited by The CPD Group.

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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Do I need to take training to work in food manufacturing?

Yes, it’s a requirement that anyone involved in food preparation or handling must receive appropriate training for their role and be able to demonstrate this during inspections. For many businesses, completing this training online is both convenient and cost-effective.

Will the training tailored to my food manufacturing business meet inspection requirements?

The online Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing course provides adequate training for safe food handling in a manufacturing setting. A completion certificate should serve as proof that you or your staff possess the necessary knowledge for safe work in manufacturing. However, training is just one aspect of the inspection process; you should also be aware of your other responsibilities. 

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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