Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering

This training course is suitable for anyone who works in the food industry and should be the minimum level of knowledge for food handlers who have contact with unwrapped, high risk food. It has been designed to give an appreciation of the fundamentals of good safe practice. The training is available to individual candidates or can be customised to meet an organisation’s specific needs.

Course Content

In an informal atmosphere, the following issues are included:-

    • Simple Bacteriology
    • Food Poisoning and its Prevention
    • Prevention of Food Contamination
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Design of Premises and Equipment
    • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Pest Control
    • Hazard Analysis
    • Legal Requirements under Current Legislation


The course takes approximately eight hours to complete, including refreshment breaks and the exam.

The course is followed by a short multiple choice test comprising of 30 questions, with a pass mark of 20. The test is available in two ethnic languages (see below) or can be conducted orally for anyone who has difficulty reading English (including dyslexia), provided we are notified at least 2 weeks in advance of the course date.

Foreign Language Provision

  • Polish
  • Thai
  • NB after 31st December 2017 the exam can only be taken in English


All successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering certificate


Forthcoming dates and venues can be found using the following link: Training in First Aid, Food Safety & Health & Safety topics

Please see our main page for updated dates on courses (please note due to current covid restrictions dates are limited, please contact us for more information) 

To book a place on one of these programmed courses please contact us to request a booking form. 

Groups - To make the training more convenient and cost effective, this qualification can be delivered to groups of people at your own venue, with dates and times to suit you.

The team can also design a bespoke food safety training course for your organisation, tailored to your particular staff training needs. Please contact us for further details.


Individual places on our programmed courses cost £59 per delegate


The course may be delivered in-house (customer provides venue and refreshments): Cost of tuition/preparation/travel etc is £258.00 per course plus a delegate fee of £21 per delegate (to cover the exam fee/handbook/certificate admin etc). We charge for a minimum of six people, up to a maximum of 20 delegates per course.

Where training is provided outside the Doncaster Borough boundary please contact us for a quote.

We now have the facility to take payment by debit card over the phone. Please contact us for more information on email: healthandsafetytraining@doncaster.gov.uk 

Last updated: 29 January 2024 08:12:30

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