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Level 2 Food Safety in Manufacturing


The Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (QCF) is a qualification aimed at at food handlers working in a manufacturing environment.

The qualification is intended for learners already working in manufacturing and those who are preparing to work in the industry. Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food.

Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food.

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this qualification although it is advised that learners have a minimum of Level 1 in English and Maths or equivalent. Qualification Structure

Course Content:

This qualification is made up of one mandatory unit, the details of which are included at the end of this specification. Learners must successfully complete the assessment for the unit to achieve the qualification. The qualification can be taken as a free standing qualification or as part of a wider programme of training. 

Unit 1: The Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Catering 

The learner will:  1. Understand the role of the supervisor in ensuring compliance with food safety legislation

The learner can: 

  • 1.1 Summarise the importance of food safety management procedures.
  • 1.2 Explain the responsibilities of employers and employees in respect of food safety legislation and procedures for compliance.
  • 1.3 Outline how the legislation is enforced.

2. Understand the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice

  • 2.1 Explain the importance of, and methods for, temperature control.
  • 2.2 Explain procedures to control contamination and cross-contamination.
  • 2.3 Justify the importance of high standards of personal hygiene.
  • 2.4 Explain procedures for cleaning, disinfection and waste disposal
  • 2.5 Outline requirements relating to the design of food premises and equipment.
  • 2.6 Describe the importance of, and methods for, pest control.

3. Understand how to implement food safety management procedures

  • 3.1 Describe the importance to food safety of microbial, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards.
  • 3.2 Describe methods and procedures for controlling food safety to include critical control points, critical limits and corrective actions.
  • 3.3 Explain the requirements for monitoring and recording food safety procedures.
  • 3.4 Describe methods for, and the importance of, evaluating food safety controls and procedures. 

Assessment:

This qualification is assessed through a 60-question multiple-choice question examination. The duration of the examination is 2 hours. Successful learners must achieve a score of at least 40 out of 60 in order to pass. Learners will receive a Merit if they achieve 50 out of 60. Following the assessment, a list of results will be provided to the centre contacts stating whether learners have passed or failed. Certificates for those who are successful will be dispatched for distribution by the centre contacts.

ID requirements

All learners must be instructed to bring photographic identification to the assessment to be checked by the invigilator/assessor. This instruction should be given ahead of the course/assessment when the learner registers and/or with any pre-course materials. It is the responsibility of the centre to have systems in place to ensure that the person taking an examination/assessment is indeed the person they are purporting to be. All centres are therefore required to ensure that each learner’s photographic identification is checked before they are allowed to undertake the examination/assessment and write the type of photo identification provided by each learner on the Learner List under “Identification Provided”.

HABC will accept the following as proof of a learner’s identity:

  • Valid Passport (any nationality)
  • Signed UK Photo card Driving Licence
  • Valid Warrant Card issued by HM Forces, Police
  • Other photographic ID card, e.g. Employee ID Card (must be current employer), Student ID Card, Travel card.

This course is delivered over 1 day. 

Cost of Course

£75 + vat per person

Group discounts available on request, please contact our office for more info. 

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