Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

Who needs this qualification?

  • Anyone working in catering where food is prepared, cooked and handled.
  • Typical environments may include:
    • pubs, hotels, restaurants; cafes; hospitals; care homes; schools; prisons.

Prior Learning Requirements

  • There are no specific prior learning requirements for this course

Why is this training important?

  • Provides candidates with an understanding of the key fundamentals of food hygiene
  • Enables employers and employees to satisfy their legal obligation with regard to training of food handlers 


  • Introduction to food safety
  • The law
  • Food safety hazards
  • Taking temperatures
  • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
  • Cooking, hot holding and reheating of foods
  • Food handlers
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment

Course Duration

  • A one day training programme


  • Multiple choice examination consisting of 30 questions

Suggested Progression

  • CIEH/RSPH Level 3 Award in Supervising Food Safety for Manufacturing

Interested in this course or need more information on how to apply?