Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail

Is this qualification for me?

The Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Retail qualification is suitable for those working in a retail environment who are responsible for handling food.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, cooking service 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.

By law, food business operators must ensure that food handlers receive the appropriate supervision and training in food hygiene. The training of food handlers is the key to profitability and high standards of food safety is to ensure their competency.

What does the qualification cover?

Topics include:

  • The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law
  • Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control
  • Good temperature control and stock rotation
  • The importance of good personal hygiene and preventing contamination, including handwashing, protective clothing, cuts and reporting illness
  • Keeping work areas and equipment clean and safe
  • Safe waste disposal
  • Pest control


How long will it take me?

The qualification is designed to take one full day to complete, when delivered face to face. You are also able to undertake this qualification online.

To take this qualification at home learners must ensure that they have a computer/laptop (with Google Chrome installed) and another device with a camera (smart phone/tablet) to record the assessment.


Why choose us?

At Yorkshire Work Based Training we strive to provide the very best training and ensure that all our student’s needs are met. Our fully qualified and vastly experienced teaching staff are experts in supporting all your educational requirements.

We work with industry experts to ensure that the delivery of our courses is current and relevant.

If you decide to study from home, you will be able to contact your course tutor directly for any assistance you require.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a 20 question multiple choice examination. Successful learners will need to achieve at least 65% (13 out of 20).

Are there any entry requirements?

It is expected that learners have a minimum understanding of Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy.

If you require any assistance or qualifications in Literacy and Numeracy, our team are happy to help.

How much will it cost me?

The cost of the qualification is £70.