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Food Safety in Catering Award

About the course

This is a certified course that is essential if you are considering working within the Hospitality and Catering Industry. You will look at the safe and hygienic handling of food, gain a knowledge and understanding of food poisoning and food borne disease, preservation of food, cleaning and disinfection, personal hygiene, pest control and legal requirements and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

A good understanding of the English Language

How much does it cost?


Who is it suitable for?

Suitable for those working in the catering, food manufacturing and retail food sectors.

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Why study?

The course focuses on eight key areas:

  • The law
  • Food safety hazards
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods
  • Food handling
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment

Where will this course take me?

Employment in the catering industry

Progression to:

  • Award for Personal Licence holders
  • Working in the catering industry
  • NVQ in Hospitality

How will I be assessed?

Externally marked multiple choice exam paper at the end of the day

Will I have to provide anything?

A course handbook will be supplied to you on the day, however you may wish to bring a pen and paper to make additional notes.


I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and speak with an Admissions Adviser

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