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4. Level 2 award in food safety and hygiene

The objective of this course is to cover the principles of food hygiene for food handlers working in either a catering or retail environment. This qualification is also suitable for learners and employees engaged in other food based vocational training and employment.

Duration: 1 day course
Schedule: 9:30am to 5:00pm (lunch is not provided)
Cost: £55.00
Exam: Multiple choice
Venue: Civic Centre, Paris Street

Topics covered include:

  • basic bacteriology
  • food poisoning
  • personal hygiene
  • food contamination
  • food storage and temperature control
  • pest control
  • design of premises and equipment
  • cleaning
  • law and management


The course ends with a short multiple-choice test where candidates will need to achieve 20 correct answers from the 30 questions to receive the  Royal Society for Public Health level 2 award in food safety in catering certificate.

An oral option is available for those who require this. Please state at the time of booking whether an oral examination is required. In the event that we are unable to provide this on the course day, you may be asked to return for the examination at a later date.

The Royal Society for Public Health also provides a range of exam papers in other languages. Requests for these exam papers must be made at the time of booking. Please contact us for further information.

2020 course dates

  • Thursday 23 April
  • Friday 22 May
  • Friday 10 June
  • Thursday 16 July
  • Tuesday 29 September
  • Monday 26 October
  • Monday 30 November


Level 2 award in food safety in catering  - Chinese

  • TBC

Please note: all our courses are delivered in English unless stated otherwise. All delegates must have a good understanding of written and spoken English to attend this course.

Making a booking

Please use our online enquiry form to book a place on the level 2 award in food safety in catering course.

Please refer to our environmental health course terms and conditions before proceeding with your booking.