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Food Safety

Food Safety level 2 classes in catering

Venue: Aughnacloy Golf Club
Dates: Wednesday 13th and 20th November 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Costs: £50 per head + VAT.

CIEH Level 1 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness in Catering
  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Induction into Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 1 Award in Food Safety Awareness for Retail

These qualifications have been developed to raise awareness of key food safety issues and to provide employees with an induction to food hygiene, prior to undertaking the Level 2 Award in Food Safety.

Who needs this qualification?

The CIEH Level 1 Awards in Food Safety provide an ideal solution to staff induction training including:

  • new employees with minimal or no prior food safety knowledge;
  • employees handling low-risk or wrapped foods;
  • front of house employees, such as waiting or check out staff;
  • back of house employees, such as kitchen porters or warehouse staff.

The Level 1 awards are also suitable for employees for whom English is a second language or those with special needs.

Why is this training important?

Food business operators must ensure that employees are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene matters in order to guarantee safe food to consumers.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the basic requirements of food safety and hygiene
    • how to keep clean and hygienic;
    • how to keep work areas clean;
    • the role an individual plays in reducing contamination.
  • Identify key food safety issues

Course Duration: Half-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Target Market: Catering/Food Manufacture/Retailer

CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Retail

These qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. The CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety provide a flexible syllabus which enables training to be tailored to meet specific needs.

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, cafes, take-aways;
  • 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

  • Firm grasp of the importance of food safety and knowledge of the systems, techniques and procedures involved;
  • Understanding of how to control food safety risks (personal hygiene, food storage, cooking and handling);
  • Confidence and expertise to safely deliver quality food to customers.

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

Duration: One-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
Catering – 500/5476/4
Retail – 500/5319/X
Manufacturing – 500/5091/6

Target Market: Catering/Food Manufacture/Retailer

CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety (Refreshers)

Who needs this qualification?

All candidates who have taken the CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety are recommended to take a refresher course three years after completion.

Why is this training important?

Food safety regulations and best practice are constantly changing and in order to guarantee safe food to consumers, food business operators must ensure their employees are kept up-to-date.

  • Refresh candidates’ knowledge of food safety;
  • Complete the CIEH Level 2 Food Safety qualification portfolio;
  • Encourage best practice within the workplace.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of food safety procedures and reporting and how individuals can take personal responsibility for food safety;
  • Understand effective personal hygiene practices, their importance in food safety and their role in reducing the risk of contamination;
  • Understand how working areas are kept clean and hygienic;
  • Identify the sources and risks to food safety and understand the importance of keeping food safe.

Course Duration: Half-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual accredited: No
Prerequisite: CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety
Target Market: Catering/Food Manufacture/Retailer

Delivery option 1

  • Remote completion of workbook followed by one hour discussion session.

Delivery option 2

  • Three hour training session.

CIEH Level 2 Award in Practical Food Safety for Catering

The CIEH Level 2 Award in Practical Food Safety for Catering has been developed to provide learners with the  knowledge and understanding and the skills required to operate safely within food handling environments. It is specifically for those employed or wishing to be employed in the catering and hospitality sector.

Overview

Successful completion of this training programme and assessment will enable candidates to understand:

  • the terminology used in food safety
  • the laws that apply to food businesses and food handlers, and should be able to describe, in general terms, the requirements of the current regulations
  • the concepts of food hazards and how the risk of food poisoning can be contained
  • how to take product and equipment temperatures
  • how a reduction in storage temperature will minimise bacterial multiplication
  • the importance of high temperatures in the supply of safe food
  • that food handlers can pose a risk to food safety
  • the importance of utilising appropriate storage conditions for different types of food
  • the importance of cleaning in food premises
  • the need for high standards for structure and equipment to promote good hygiene in food premises

Outline programme

This qualification covers the following topics:

  • an introduction to food safety
  • the law
  • food safety hazards
  • taking temperature
  • refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods
  • food handlers
  • principles of safe food storage
  • cleaning
  • food premises of equipment

In addition, learners will also be expected to be able to demonstrate:

  • effective personal hygiene practices, for example use of protective clothing, dealing with personal illnesses, cuts and wounds
  • an effective hand-washing technique
  • how to keep the work area and equipment clean and tidy to include waste disposal and methods of cleaning and disinfection
  • temperature monitoring procedures
  • safe preparation and serving practices to include the selection of suitable utensils and equipment, controlling the risks associated with high-risk foods, the separation of raw and high-risk food.

Qualification information

Designed for: catering students and food handlers who prepare open- high-risk foods
Course duration: One day (10 guided learning hours) of theory plus 30 guided learning hours of food safety practice including a practical assessment.
Assessment method: 30 MCQ examination paper plus a practical assessment
Ofqual accredited: Yes
Ofqual code: 600/0473/3
QCF units: k/600/1009
QCF credits: 4

CIEH Level 3 Awards in Food Safety

  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering
  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing
  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Retail

In line with the National Occupational Standards reflecting sector-specific needs, these qualifications provide a thorough understanding of food safety procedures emphasising the importance of monitoring staff and controls.

Who needs this qualification?

Managers and supervisors in small, medium or large catering, manufacturing or retail businesses. Particularly relevant for those who have to develop or monitor HACCP based food safety management procedures and systems.

Why is this training important?

Anyone working in a supervisory position in the food business is not only responsible but also accountable for food safety. It is therefore vital they are equipped with both the knowledge and confidence to do their job effectively.

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to implement and supervise a food safety management system
  • Understand food safety procedures
  • Understand the concept of food hazards and the risks associated with them
  • Understand the terminology with respect to supervising food safety
  • Understand the techniques involved in controlling and monitoring food safety
  • Appreciate the risks linked to cross contamination
  • Understand the role temperature has to play in the control of food safety
  • Appreciate the importance of supervising high standards of cleanliness in food premises

Course Duration: Three-day programme
Assessment: Multiple choice examination
Ofqual Accredited: Yes
Ofqual qualification reference:
Catering – 500/5475/2
Retail – 500/5320/6
Manufacturing – 500/5092/8
Prerequisite: Recommended understanding and knowledge of basic food hygiene – ideally the CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety taken within the last three years. Candidates who have already achieved the CIEH Level 3 Award in Implementing Food Safety Management Procedures need only attend two of the remaining units of training and pass the multiple choice question examination to gain this award.

Level 3 Food Safety Refresher – Catering

Who is the qualification for?

All candidates who have taken the CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering are recommended to take a refresher course three years after completion.

Why is this training important?

Food safety regulations and best practice are constantly changing, and in order to guarantee safe food for consumers, food business supervisors must keep their knowledge up to date.This qualification:

  • reminds candidates of their supervisory responsibilities towards food safety
  • refreshes candidates’ knowledge of food safety
  • encourages best practice within the workplace

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this refresher qualification will enable candidates to understand:

  • the role of the supervisor in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation
  • the application and monitoring of good food safety practice
  • how to implement food safety management procedures
  • the role of the supervisor in staff training

Course Duration: Eight hours training + two hours assessment
Assessment: Multiple-choice examination
Ofqual accredited: No
Prerequisite: Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

Delivery option 1

  • Remote completion of activity-based workbook followed by two-hour trainer-led discussion session

Delivery option 2

  • Eight hour training session

Level 3 Food Safety Refresher – Manufacturing

Who is the qualification for?

All candidates who have taken the CIEH Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing are recommended to take a refresher course three years after completion.

Why is this training important?

Food safety regulations and best practice are constantly changing, and in order to guarantee safe food for consumers, food business supervisors must keep their knowledge up to date. This qualification:

  • reminds candidates of their supervisory responsibilities towards food safety
  • refreshes candidates’ knowledge of food safety
  • encourages best practice within the workplace

Learning outcomes

Successful completion of this refresher qualification will enable candidates to understand:

  • how food business operators can ensure compliance with food safety legislation
  • the application and monitoring of good food safety practice
  • how to implement food safety management procedures
  • the role of supervision in food safety management procedures

Course Duration: Eight hours training + two hours’ assessment
Assessment: Multiple-choice examination
Ofqual accredited: No
Prerequisite: Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing

Delivery option 1

  • Remote completion of activity-based workbook followed by two-hour trainer-led discussion session

Delivery option 2

  • Eight hour training session

 

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