Level 2 Food Safety – Retail

Level 2 Food Safety Award for Retail

Food contamination is a potentially fatal hazard for food retailers. Understand how to keep your customers safe and healthy with this detailed and in-depth Level 2 award in Food Safety for Retail course.

Everybody involved in food retail has legal obligations to ensure they adhere to the strictest possible food safety and food hygiene standards.

After completing this training programme, you will be equipped to ensure any food you sell is safe for your customers to eat – giving you continued confidence in the ongoing success of your business.


Is this the right Level 2 Food Safety award for Retail for you?

This level 2 food safety award for retail is one of a range of online food safety training courses that we offer.

If you work in a supermarket, café, deli or other food retail environment, this course is designed specifically to meet your professional needs.

All food handlers need to understand the basics about how to safely store, prepare, cook, serve and sell food.

By completing this course, you will acquire impressive and detailed knowledge and understanding of both best working practices and relevant legislation.

Level 2 Food Safety – Retail: what is covered?

This level 2 award in food safety course is split into four modules, each covering important areas of food hygiene and risk management in retail.

To get a broader understanding of the context of food retail, the first module provides a thorough look at relevant laws and regulations covering the preparation, storage, cooking and sale of food.

Students will know how to fulfil their legal obligations at the end of this module.

Next comes a close look at the four main types of potential food contamination hazards – physical, biological, allergenic and chemical.

Students will be taught how each risk arises and the threats they pose at every step of the food supply chain from delivery to service.

The third module dives into risk control and the prevention of food contamination.

This is a critical module. It equips students with practical knowhow that they can immediately implement into their professional life.

The most effective ways of tidying, cleaning and washing up are all covered, while a section on maintaining strong personal hygiene also provides important advice.

The last module teaches students how best to manage pests and the threat they pose to continued good food safety.

Students learn about why pests are dangerous and what they can do to prevent them from entering their food retail premises.

Modules included in the course

Module 1        Food Safety Legislation

Module 2        Hazards from Delivery to Service

Module 3        Risk Control (Prevention of Contamination)

Module 4        Pests, Premises and People

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

The average student completes this training programme in just 75 minutes. It is quick enough to be conveniently included in any induction scheme for new recruits or built around existing work schedules for long-serving staff.

The level 2 award for food safety in retail course is delivered and assessed entirely online.

It contains four modules, and at the end of each module is a multiple choice test to check the information has been correctly understood.

Students must score at least 75% in all four module tests to receive their certificate of achievement.

Which bodies recognise this course?

This level 2 award for Food Safety in retail course is approved by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.

Both of these illustrious bodies recognise the quality of the material provided in this course, giving you extra assurance that this is the right course for all food handlers employed in your business.

Course: Level 2 Food Safety – Retail

Accreditations and approvals: RoSPA and CPD
Course time: 75 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 75% in each module

Cost: £25 + VAT

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