Food Safety

Level 2 VTQ

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Food Safety


3-year nationally recognised certificate


3 hours of video-based learning and assessment

Laptop, PC, Smartphone or tablet

Video access for 8 months

CPD time credit conformation

Videos include subtitles

Includes manual & other downloads

Manual is available in English, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Polish and Arabic

Food Safety level 2

The standard for those involved in food retail, preparation, manufacturing  and catering. Food Safety Level 2 provides the key to ensure that all food you prepare is safe for customers to eat.

This course covers:

  • The basics of food preparation

  • Regulations in food preparation

  • HACCP and Health & Safety

  • Precautions and care

  • Storage

  • Infections

  • Cross-contamination

  • Reporting

  • PPE

  • Date marking

  • Reporting illness

  • Basic First Aid in kitchens

In addition to the IPS Safety Training certificate (quality assured by Pro-training) learners receive a CPD statement. 

Food Safety

Is this course for me?

The Food Safety Level 2 qualification is for anyone who is involved in the preparation of food Those in your organisation most likely to require this course include those involved in: Manufacture of food Retail sale of food Catering Kitchens Hospital work Hotels and restaurants Mobile catering Care work Mobile food vans

Is online training recognised?

Yes, good news! The course meets and complies with legal requirements for food preparation.

How do I renew this qualification?

Your Food Safety certificate remains valid for three years. There is no specific requalification course, you simply resit the course again. However, the new course you take will include all of the updates since your last qualification.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

Our courses have a minimum age requirement of 16. You must be over 16 years of age to take an IPS Safety Training course.

Can I earn CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points?

All IPS Safety Training courses have been independently certified as conforming to Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines. Certificates and qualifications that we provide include a CPD statement as well as the IPS Safety Training certificate. For online courses an evidence based learning statement is also provided. The Fire Safety Principles qualification comes with 4 hours of CPD.

What topics will be covered?

Food Hygiene Legislation Relevant Legislation Food Allergens Regulations 2014 The Environmental Health Officer HACCP Training for people in food handling Food Hygiene ratings Bacteriology and Food Poisoning What are bacteria and how do they grow and affect us How we control their growth Food poisoning and its effect Symptoms of food poisoning Types of infections Chemicals and foreign objects Natural plant foods and allergies Hazards of chemicals near food Listeria and keeping food safe Campylobacter Food Contamination Cross-contamination The danger zone Ways of preventing cross-contamination Chopping board colours High-risk foods Pest control Fly control Hot food display units Working at a bar Serving in a restaurant Bars and restaurants Restaurant workers Personal Hygiene Hand washing and hand gels Protective clothing Reporting Illness First Aid Kits for food preparation How you need to act at work Personal Illness and exclusion from work Personal illness, employee's, responsibilities Food storage and Preservation Food area requirements Rules on keeping your water supply safe Heating and refrigeration Refrigeration and freezing Dietary Requirements Gluten-free Foods and Coeliac disease Egg precautions Use by and best before dates for effective stock control