Highfield Level 2 Award in Cleaning in Food Premises

Women chef cleaning a steel table.


This qualification has been designed to provide an essential introduction to the hazards associated with cleaning in food premises and how to control the risks involved to help prevent harm being caused.

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid is a two unit award. These units are usually undertaken together, however if you would like to attend a single unit please contact us.

The two units are:

Who needs this Qualification?
Anyone whose job it is to clean food premises needs to be aware of the hazards, risks and controls specific to their environment whether they are employed as in-house or contract cleaners.
Why is this Training Important?

Under Regulation (EC) No. 852/2004 on the hygiene of food stuffs Annex II, food business operators are required to:

  • Keep food premises clean and maintained in good repair and condition
  • Ensure that any articles, fittings and equipment which come into contact with food are effectively cleaned and, where necessary, disinfected with sufficient frequency to avoid any risk of contamination
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand the importance of cleaning in food premises, identify hazards and describe controls to reduce risk.
  • Be aware of the law relating to Food Safety, and have a basic understanding of what is necessary.
  • Understand the need for proper preparation before commencing cleaning operations in food premises, from storage to personal hygiene.
  • Understand the range of options available in the methods and materials for cleaning and outline the controls that can be implemented to prevent contamination and cross-contamination and facilitate cleaning.
  • Understand the importance of measuring the impact of the cleaning undertaken in food premises.


One-day programme
Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited


Ofqual Code
The Highfield Badge.

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