Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (REFRESHER)

Who needs this qualification?

  • All food handlers in food and drink manufacturing operations who have completed a L2 Food Safety course with the CIEH, RSPH or HABC in the past 3-4 years
  • Suitable for those personnel whose work requires them to enter food or drink manufacturing workplaces e.g. equipment maintenance engineers and delivery personnel.

Prior Learning Requirements

  • Candidates who have successfully completed CIEH, RSPH OR HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Manufacturing within the last three years.
  • *Candidates must provide evidence of the original certificates prior to attending the 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 


A refresh over the original syllabus

  • Introduction to food safety
  • The law
  • Food safety hazards
  • Temperature controls
  • Heat processing of foods
  • Food handlers
  • Principles of safe food storage
  • Cleaning
  • Food premises and equipment 

Course Duration

  • A half day training programme
  • Candidates are required to complete a question based activity book prior to attending the course. 


  • Multiple choice examination consisting of 30 questions
  • The CIEH recommend that candidates taking this course attend a refresher course every three years. 

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?