Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety

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Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety has been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The Highfield Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs, and is divided into 3 sector specific courses.

These are:

  • Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail
Who needs this Qualification?

Anyone working in a catering, manufacturing or retail setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Typical environments may include:

  • Pubs, hotels, restaurants
  • Supermarkets and retail environments
  • Food and drink manufacturers
  • Hospitals
  • Care homes
  • Schools
  • Prisons
Why is this Training Important?
Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, successful candidates will:

  • Have a firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved
  • Understand they key terminology used in Food Safety
  • Be aware of the scope of Food Safety laws and have a basic understanding of the requirements
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling)
  • Understand the importance of cleaning
  • Have the confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers

Refreshment of this qualification is recommended at least every three years.




One day programme

Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited


Ofqual Code
Catering – 500/5476/4
Retail – 500/5319/X
Manufacturing – 500/5091/6


Suggested Progression

Candidates, particularly those in a supervisory position, may wish to progress onto Highfield Level 3 Award in Food Safety.

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