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Food Safety Level 1 Free Course

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Food Hygiene Course free – Our free Food Safety e-learning course has been designed to  provide individuals that handle open food the essential knowledge and understanding of good Food Safety Practice.

This training course will provide candidates with a fundamental knowledge of food hygiene and to enable them to apply this knowledge to essential practical skills in order to prevent food poisoning. This course covers the mandatory requirements for Food Safety.

Safe and effective food safety and hygiene training isn’t just for businesses with a kitchen, it applies equally to businesses selling pre-packaged food and can help protect your business and ensure you avoid unwanted publicity. It also is essential for those working in the Health & Social Care Sector, especially those providing Care at Home.

Our course will help you understand your role in maintaining food safety. Our Free e-learning food safety and hygiene training course are ideal for those who work in low-risk catering environments.

In this course you will cover:

  • Introduction and fundamentals of food safety
  • Common Food Hazards and Risks
  • Responsibilities of food handlers and food safety

The food course is completely free and will take you up to around 3 hours to complete. At the end of the course, you will be assessed and providing you achieve a result of 80% will be issued immediately with a free downloadable certificate.

Please note: this course does not provide a qualification itself but does meet mandatory training requirements. If you wish to achieve a recognised level 1 food safety qualification you must sit an exam with a recognised training provider (you can still use e-learning as the knowledge element of the training). Food handlers must be supervised and instructed and/or trained in food hygiene matters commensurate with their work activity.

You can find out more about Food Safety requirements from the Food Standards Agency

Our course is set to run at your own pace. You will be studying on your own, when it is convenient for you, using the learning materials in this course. The learning content is organised into lessons and consists of a combination of the following:

  • text to read. Superscript numbers refer to references available
  • Downloadable resources
  • links to websites and downloadable information sheets/booklets that will help you to learn more about the topic being studied. These items are underlined and in italics throughout the course content.
  • videos.
  • quizzes.

You will find Key Points throughout the content. These are used to help you to consolidate essential facts and practice observations.

There are also Think and reflect boxes where you may be asked to make notes or answer any questions asked. You will not be assessed on what you enter. This is simply to aid your learning and improve your practice. We recommend that you keep a notepad and pen by your side as you work through the food hygiene course and write your reflections and answers there.

You will also be required to take an assessed quiz after completing each learning unit.

Once you have completed this course, why not try some of our other free Health and Social Care Training courses.

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