Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety

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Overview: Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Course

Anyone working in an establishment that deals with food should have a basic understanding of food hygiene and safety principles. In industries such as catering and food delivery, it is essential that any food safety hazards can be identified and that waste is managed efficiently.

Employees who don’t directly handle food but work in an environment with food handling should take this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety Course. The design of each training module covers essential elements of food hygiene and safety, including laws, safety control measures, personal hygiene, and food safety hazards.

By the end of the course, you’ll understand how to ensure food safety in the workplace and comply with food health and safety legislation. Please note that if your job requires you to handle food, you will need to take a Level 2 Food and Hygiene Safety Course in addition to this one.  

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Who should take the course

This comprehensive course is ideal for individuals associated with the food sector, such as:  

  • Food processors
  • Shop owners
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Caterers
  • Those working in various organisations involved in the food supply chain 


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Furthermore, this Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course is endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality ensuring quality content that teaches industry standards and best practices.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:


At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.


This course is ideal for employees who don’t directly handle food but work in an environment where food is handled.

The course covers essential elements of food hygiene and safety, safety control measures, personal hygiene, food safety hazards etc.

Typically, our Level 1 Food Hygiene and Safety course does not require any prior knowledge, making it suitable for beginners.

Course Contents

We will discuss who will benefit from the course and why food hygiene is so important. We will look at the legislation around food hygiene, understanding food safety, and common health issues caused by contaminants.

We will look at the main microbiological hazards, allergenic hazards, physical hazards, and chemical hazards. We look at the potential impact of them contaminating foodstuffs and explore various ways to control for them in practice.

You will learn about the conditions under which food becomes contaminated with bacterial growth. We will also look at temperature control, the Danger Zone, controlling time, low and high-risk foods, controlling microbiological hazards, food deliveries, refrigeration and pests.

In this module we will look into hand hygiene, hand washing, hair hygiene, body hygiene and bad habits, personal protective equipment (PPE), and reporting illnesses.

We look at why cleaning is important, good practice around waste management, cleaning and disinfection, the concept of clean as you go, keeping dishwashers clean, and the requirement for scheduled cleaning.

Course Curriculum

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