CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety


  • CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

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;
  • 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.

The course takes place during one day with a multipul choice exam at the end

CIEH Level 3 Awards in Food Safety


  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety in Catering

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

The course takes place over a three day period with a multiple choice exam at the end of the third day.

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